(In “Do we need a Pattern Language for Smarter Cities” I suggested that “design patterns“, a tool for capturing re-usable experience invented by the town-planner Christopher Alexander, might offer ...
In “Do we need a Pattern Language for Smarter Cities” I suggested that “design patterns“, a tool for capturing re-usable experience invented by the town-planner Christopher Alexander, might offer a useful way to organise our knowledge of successful approaches to “Smarter Cities”. I’m now writing a set of design patterns to describe ideas that I’ve seen work more than once. The collection is described and indexed in “A Pattern Language for Digital Urbanism” which can be found from the link in the navigation bar of this blog).
Design Pattern: City Information Partnership
Summary of the pattern: a collaboration between city institutions, communities, service providers and research institutions to share and exploit city data in a socially and financially sustainable system.
City systems, communities and infrastructures affected:
(This description is based on the elements of Smarter City ecosystems presented in ”The new Architecture of Smart Cities“).Goals: Any.People: Citizens; innovators.Ecosystem: All.Soft infrastructures: Innovation forums; networks and community organisations.City systems: Any.Hard infrastructures: Information and communications technology.