Smart City Office

The Smart City competences were at first carried out by the IT Services, though, given the importance and evolution of this issue in the cities and the importance of the centralized management of ICT also in the non-administrative sphere, the government team decided to create the Smart City Office in February 2018 as a separate municipal service.

What is a Smart City?

There are many and very diverse concepts that define a smart city. From the Smart City Office, we believe that the following definition englobes in a single paragraph the main attributes of a sustainable and innovative city.

“A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and
competitiveness
, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect
to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects.”

UNE 178201:2016

Smart Cities. Definition, attributes and requirements.

From the Office we intend to turn València into a Smart City by helping the services and actors of our socio-economic environment to use technology to solve public problems and achieve a better quality of life for citizens.

History

2014

VLCi Platform

Launching of the Open Data and Transparency Portal

2015

KPI Dashboard

ITC Service Integration

Sustainable Mobility Integration

2016

ISO 37120 Certification – Platinium Level

València al Minut launching

EMT Integration

2017

Lighting Service Integration

Public Parkings Integration

2018

Start of the IMPULSO VLCi (2018 – 2021) Project

Coordination of Public Road Works and Maintenance of Infrastructures Service Integration

Gardening Service Integration

Competences

The Smart City Office is created in the Local Government Board in session held on February 16, 2018. By decree of the Mayor’s Lieutenant, the creation of the Smart City Office was established with the following powers:

1

ADVISE, GUIDE AND INFORM

on the Smart City model and the different municipal strategies regarding Smart City and Connectivity.

2

COORDINATE AND MANAGE

the analysis, design and management of Smart City projects.

3

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

technology of the Internet of Things, introduction of ICT in public services and digital transformation.

4

DESIGN, CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE

of the technological architecture that ensures connectivity to citizenship.

5

MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY

of the Integrated City Management Platform: VLCi Platform.

6

DIRECT AND COORDINATE INTEGRATION AND FUNCTIONAL COMPATIBILITY

between projects and computer systems and Smart City technologies.

7

COOPERATION IN THE MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION

of initiatives and R + D funding programmes in the field of Smart City.

8

DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGIES AND WORK REGULATIONS

regarding the introduction of TIC in public services.

9

COORDINATE TECHNICAL STAFF

on regard of the launching of projects and their subsequent operation, maintenance and continuity of operation.

10

EDUCATION ON THE USE OF NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

in its scope of action.

Future Vision

Projects related to smart management and compliance with the València 2030 Urban Agenda.