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Symposium 2014

605: Digital Information and The Future Of Cities

October 02, 2014

1:45pm – 2:45pm

The World Council on City Data (WCCD) and ISO 37120 were both officially launched at the Global Cities Summit on May 15th, 2014. The WCCD coordinates all efforts on city data to ensure a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. The WCCD will become a global hub for creative learning partnerships across cities, international organizations, corporate partners, and academia to further innovation, envision alternative futures, and build better and more livable cities. The new international standard for cities ISO 31720: Sustainable Development of Communities – Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life provides a comprehensive set of indicators and a methodology that will enable any sized city in a developed or a developing economy to measure its social, economic and environmental performance in relation to other cities. The WCCD has identified 17 foundation cities to adopt ISO 37120 and to help build the WCCD.  ISO 37120 is a demand-led international standard driven and developed by cities, for cities.