Smart City Compass, a decision support tool for municipal management staff, the creation of which CTU UCEEB participated in, has completed the first phase of its pilot operation in selected Czech cities. It should be made available for use by other town halls this year.
Smart City Compass responds to the need of a number of Czech municipalities to systematically work with data, the monitoring of which is the key to the development of a sustainable smart city. It enables their representatives to familiarize themselves with the basic parameters of sustainability and digitization, to use them for their own planning and to start evaluating them. It offers all this in a user-friendly and clear form, which should help town halls deal with the lack of people capable of carrying out this agenda.
They were the first to start testing Smart City Compass in Pilsen, Český Krumlov, Kladno and Kopřivnice from mid-2021. Thanks to their cooperation, the tool was gradually improved so that it was user-friendly to the needs of city workers. Now in the second phase of pilot operation, town halls have the opportunity to work with it freely, create their own indicators and share them with others.
The tool does not replace existing software solutions used for strategic planning or project management. It represents a hitherto missing planning supplement that allows municipalities to systematically monitor and evaluate the fulfillment of the overarching goals of sustainable smart cities. These goals and their indicators were created and are continuously updated in cooperation with a number of industry experts. The application is provided to local governments free of charge as part of the support of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic, for which it was developed in cooperation by the Czech Technical University UCEEB and the Czech Technical University FIT. The development of the application was financed by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the Zéta program.
More details about the application can be found on the website: https://sc-compass.cz/