Future Urban Information - A Smart Cities Framework

Half of humanity – 3.5 Billion – lives in cities today.  By 2030, almost 60% of  the world will live in urban areas.  Effective integration of human, physical, and digital systems operating in the built environment holds the promise of improving the quality of life of urban residents, improving the governance of cities and making cities prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient.  Location is a primary method for organizing Smart City services.  Communicating anything about location requires standards. This presentation addresses the open information technology
standards framework that is critical to achieving the benefits of Smart Cities.  The value of open access to spatial information was demonstrated in the recently completed OGC Testbed 11 which focused on urban resilience considering coastal inundation due to sea level rise.

[1] OGC Smart Cities Spatial Information Framework - White Paper -

[2] OGC Testbed 11 - Urban Climate Resilience - video -

Event Contact:
Tracie Hase   Phone:+1 (571) 858-3132