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Governance and Planning


Pockets of C40 cities are benefiting from using digital information to manage climate change


CDP asked cities to describe the ways in which they are using digital data for sustainability planning or urban design. 37 cities responded to this question with 12 reporting that they require digital models or digital plans for infrastructure development to be submitted to the city government for planning or permitting purposes.


The results demonstrate widespread interest spread evenly across regions and suggests a large opportunity for city governments and businesses in the immediate future in both highly developed and emerging economies.


“Bangkok requires digital infrastructure data for urban design to develop an information system for city management (360 degree), integrated with GIS map.”


Bangkok


“Through GIS the planning institute


develops all the plans for the development of infrastructure in the city.”


Curitiba Fig. 08: Cities that require digital plans/models to be submitted for planning or permitting, by region 29% Total 12 out of 42


50% 40% 1 out of 2


South and West Asia


....% as regional percentage


Southeast Asia and Oceania


2 out of 5


33% Africa


1 out of 3


33% 3 out of 9


Europe


America 25%


Latin 2 out of 8


East Asia 1 out of 5


20% 20% North America 2 out of 10


The value of digital data to cities


With global internet adoption growing at triple digit rates over the past 10 years and mobile phone penetration approaching 80 percent, citizens of the world’s cities are nearing a condition of being continuously connected. Healthcare, banking, and communication services offer online tools today that allow immediate access to personal information from anywhere, empowering users to feel more in control of their personal life and building expectations for similar visibility into public and civic life. The performance of future governments to provide timely access to information and decision making for citizens will be measured in days and hours, not weeks or months. The availability of digital data for managing, planning and designing change in the urban environment is the primary vehicle for cities to deliver timely communication and approval processes while meeting public safety, environmental, budget, and aesthetic project goals.


Paul McRoberts, Vice President, Infrastructure Product Line Group, AEC solutions, Autodesk


Chris Andrews, Senior Product Manager, Infrastructure Product Line Group, AEC Solutions, Autodesk


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