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Plan for the most vulnerable

Step 3

Identify the partners and ecosystem capable of producing urban data


The role of the local authority is to bring together all stakeholders around the urban data for better urban planning and programming of public investments.

There are numerous possibilities inherent to digital tools for gaining more detailed knowledge on the territory. Municipalities can thereby organise and develop their own urban data collection to improve, for example, management of the land registry map and knowledge of urban vulnerabilities.

In a complementary manner, civil society stakeholders (inhabitants, NGOs and universities) also mobilise digital tools to “put on the map” the vulnerable neighbourhoods and urban challenges they face. This process can be part of a rationale of social protest or of capacity building to combat urban eviction.

Local urban development stakeholders’ interests in and capacity for digital technology
Local authority Possesses statistics databases
Wishes to follow urban expansion and find out the potential for urban densification
Lack of detailed knowledge on urban development on the periphery
Wants to improve emergency response capacity
Traditional private firms Can take advantage of knowledge to extend their markets
Interest in better knowledge of possible business areas
Start-up Can integrate and exploit the data
Work collaboratively and participatively
Are capable of updating and working responsively
Universities Can integrate, put into form and exploit data
Possess databases
NGO Play the role of intermediary between population and authorities
Train the population on producing data
Population Wish to have an objective medium for balanced dialogue with public authorities
Contribute via crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing Consists in the use of information, creativity, expertise or intelligence of a large number of people through the intermediary of a platform. From an economic approach, it may be a question of distributing a large number of tasks for the lowest cost. From a collaborative, social or altruistic approach, it is a question of making use of the specialist or volunteer networks of the general public to collect or process information. to generating knowledge
Practical exercise

Mapping the ecosystem of the stakeholders on this domain

List the stakeholders potentially concerned or implicated by the digitalization of maps and data

  • Local authorities (municipalities)
  • Traditional private firms
  • Telecommunication sector
  • Digital start-ups
  • Universities and research centres
  • NGOs
  • Community organisations
  • Citizens

Identify stakeholders likely to be interested in digital mapping tools

  • What is the degree of usage of digital technology of each of the stakeholders listed?
  • What would they gain by geolocalising their data?
  • What are they lacking to be able to share their data more?
  • What are the partnerships and collaborative relations they are already engaged in?

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