Two new standards are aiming to put the UK at the forefront of the smart cities agenda. Business standards company BSI has published the standards to help maximise the smart city potential in infrastructure development and handle data. Both were produced with the backing of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
The new standards are:
- PD 8101 Smart cities – Guide to the role of the planning and development process – Document (PD) 8101 is relevant to major developments, major infrastructure projects, refurbishment programmes, street works and improvements to the public realm. It considers how each stage of the planning and development process could support smart city opportunities and benefit from good practice in smart urban planning and design. It identifies ways that focus on making the city smarter on the whole, and was developed in collaboration with organisations including Balfour Beatty Living Places, Schneider Electric, and Space Syntax
- PAS 182 Smart city concept model – Guide to establishing a model for data interoperability. The standard helps in integrating city systems and developing a common understanding of the needs of communities.