Jonathan Wilson is the Urban Data Project Manager at the South African Cities Network (SACN). We discuss the SACN Smart Cities paper series, the importance of open data for cities; siloed operations, and how to solve challenges to urban data management, Common Data Framework for Cities, open data projects in South Africa, cities in 2040, and the decline of urbanisation.
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Smart Cities Paper series
The importance of open data for cities
Siloed operations and how to solve challenges to urban data management
Common Data Framework for Cities (CDFC)
Open data projects in South Africa
Cities in 2040
Rapid Urbanisation on the decline
About Jonathan Wilson
Since graduating with a MSc from The Bartlett School of Planning as a Chevening Scholar, Jonathan operates as a project manager for the South African Cities Network - exchanging best practices and research pertaining to urban data and smart cities to South Africa’s largest cities and municipalities.
Within the SACN, Jonathan project manages the Urban Data Programme. This programme aims to assist cities to better use data and smart solutions to better inform decision making. This is done under the guise of the Common Data Framework for Cities that consists of the following 5 components:
Jonathan has successfully presented at both the SALGA research Colloquium in Durban, South Africa, as well as taking part in a panel discussion at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Moreover, Jonathan has won numerous urban awards – including the Innovative Idea Award, awarded by the Smart Cities Congress.
About The South African Cities Network (SACN)
The South African Cities Network (SACN) is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. Since 2002 the SACN’s objectives are to:
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