Prague municipal company Operátor ICT, Plc. (OICT) has published the fourth edition of the Smart Prague Index 2020 (SPI) analytical yearbook. This year, you will again find a lot of information about the development of the Smart City concept in Prague, oftentimes in the form of graphs and data clearly divided according to 5+1 strategic areas.
"The everyday use of 'hard' city data and tailor-made methodologies for Prague are unique tools available to Prague, and our experience with data is of interest not only to cities in Europe but also around the world," Prague City Mayor Zdeněk Hřib said on the occasion of Smart Prague City Index new publication this summer.
The ever-increasing interest of foreign partners in the information, projects and activities that Prague is developing in the field of Smart Cities was the reason why SPI also received its English version for the second time this year.
"Through the Smart Prague Index, we want to provide Prague with an accurate analysis and demonstration of how the metropolis is succeeding in transforming itself into a smarter and more sustainable form with the help of Smart City elements. I believe that this year's Smart Prague Index will help not only the representatives of our metropolis to make more effective decisions, but also the professional public in the Czech Republic and abroad to broaden the horizons of Prague's functioning in the Smart City area," Michal Fišer, OICT CEO commented the published Smart Prague Index.
Areas where the introduction of modern technologies has the highest potential for positive impacts on the daily lives of Prague citizens are: Mobility of the Future, Smart Buildings and Energy, Waste-free City, Attractive Tourism, People and the Urban Environment and last but not least the Data Area.
"Of course, we try to use the data obtained in these six main areas in practice and they are the basic building block for most of our projects. The information published in SPI 2020 will lead to the further development of our projects as well as to the establishment of deeper cooperation with our foreign partners," Matěj Šandor, Deputy Chairman of the Board of OICT has said.