Lelin Zhang, Ting Guo, Fang Chen, Peter Runcie, Bronwyn Cameron, Roger Rooney
Open Cities | Open Data: Collaborative Cities in the Information Era
In this chapter we use three concrete case studies in the areas of water utility infrastructure maintenance, smart parking and urban planning to demonstrate the power of cross-domain open urban data and its synergy with organisation-owned private data for supporting efficient urbanisation. On the one hand, we see the significant value of open urban data in the studies. On the other hand, there are still obstacles preventing organisations to make their own datasets open for public usage. We conclude the chapter with a discussion on the difficulties in making organisation-owned data open and the potential solutions to tackle them.