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Smart City Development Concept for Liverpool

News from Mar. 27, 2020

How can the potentials of large amounts of urban data, which are already being collected today, be utilized in practice? FOKUS scientists Philipp Lämmel and Nikolay Tcholtchev, along with colleagues from the Smart City Platform Bable found answers to that question for the Liverpool City Region within a Good Practice Guide. The Liverpool City Region (LCR) had commissioned Fraunhofer FOKUS and Bable to draw up a guideline for action.

The FOKUS scientists were responsible for the technical aspects of the development concept. Firstly, the status quo in the Liverpool Region was assessed within the Good Practice Guide. By means of specific instructions for action, specific measures for the development of a Smart City based on the oupPLUS approach were proposed to the region. The authors make use of innovative, yet proven concepts of other large smart cities and transfer those to the Liverpool area. This includes the development of a dedicated open ICT ecosystem for the Liverpool region, managed by a central institution, such as a “Future Innovation Office”. FOKUS scientists had drawn up similar guidelines for the German cities Berlin and Emden before, while they are currently working on a document for the Northern Irish city Belfast.

The researchers were able to draw on their wealth of experience from the design of the DIN-Spec 91357 (“Reference Architecture Model Open Urban Platform (OUP)”), DIN-Spec 91367 (“Urban mobility data collection for real-time applications”), as well as the yet to be published DIN-Spec 91397 (“Guideline for the implementation of a neighborhood management system”). These specifications are partially based on the results of the FOKUS projects WindNODE und Triangulum , where smart city concepts were developed.