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On Tuesday 3 May, the GuiDanCe and Sharing Cities projects held a joint webinar on the theme of urban platforms.

Urban Platforms form a core building block by which cities better manage the current explosion in volumes of city data and more easily share this data between city services in order to improve outcomes for society. Few cities in Europe have implemented such solutions.

Graham Colclough (Urban DNA – EIP SCC Integrated Infrastructure Action Cluster Chair), has first set the context of this webinar and talked about the work being undertaken in the frame  of the Integrated Infrastructure Action Cluster of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities & Communities (EIP SCC) initiative.

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Larissa Suzuki (Greater London Authority) provided an insightful overview the ‘Requirements Specification for Urban Platforms’ document and city-needs-led approach (see her presentation).

The Sharing Cities project’s “Urban Sharing Platform” was then presented by Graham Colclough (see his presentation).

Finally, Paulo Calçada (Associação Porto Digital) and Larissa Suzuki shared Porto’s and London’s experiences with urban platforms.

Play here the recording of the webinar.