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.
Smart City Office
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.”
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.
Launching of the Open Data and Transparency Portal
ITC Service Integration
Sustainable Mobility Integration
Lighting Service Integration
Public Parkings Integration
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:
ADVISE, GUIDE AND INFORM
on the Smart City model and the different municipal strategies regarding Smart City and Connectivity.
COORDINATE AND MANAGE
the analysis, design and management of Smart City projects.
technology of the Internet of Things, introduction of ICT in public services and digital transformation.
DESIGN, CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE
of the technological architecture that ensures connectivity to citizenship.
MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY
of the Integrated City Management Platform: VLCi Platform.
DIRECT AND COORDINATE INTEGRATION AND FUNCTIONAL COMPATIBILITY
between projects and computer systems and Smart City technologies.
COOPERATION IN THE MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION
of initiatives and R + D funding programmes in the field of Smart City.
DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGIES AND WORK REGULATIONS
regarding the introduction of TIC in public services.
COORDINATE TECHNICAL STAFF
on regard of the launching of projects and their subsequent operation, maintenance and continuity of operation.
EDUCATION ON THE USE OF NEW PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
in its scope of action.
Projects related to smart management and compliance with the València 2030 Urban Agenda.