[Below is an excerpt from an original post about this publication from the Open Data Institute.]
Cities around the world are struggling under combined pressures, both man-made and natural. Whether it be population growth that is placing additional pressure on services, or the impacts of climate change, if the resilience of cities is not improved they risk no longer being places where people can grow and thrive. Open data is a powerful tool which is being used around the world to build services and find insights to alleviate some of these pressures.
Based on the case studies and interviews with members of the urban resilience and open data communities, the paper suggests five recommendations:
- Couple open data and urban resilience efforts to build a culture of openness
- Assess and address similarities and differences in urban resilience work between low and high income countries globally
- Close the open data capacity gap
- Develop an agile approach to managing urban resilience
- Cultivate business opportunities that address urban resilience issues