The implementation of new urban solutions and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders can create questions and challenges for those involved in that process. The advantage of belonging to an online Smart City community is that sharing knowledge and experiences can be done easily and quickly. The aim of this posts series is to introduce and open the discussion about current challenges in the Smart City sector, taking advantage of the experienced community that participates in this platform.

The topic of this post is: What are the most important aspects to be considered when scaling-up smart city solutions?

To start the discussion, we have asked @Nathan Pierce, Head of Smart London Team & Programme Director of Sharing Cities, to share his thoughts:

"The most important aspects to considering when scaling up are need, return and quality. Is there sufficient need for the technology and has that need been aggregated city wide? Is there a clear return on investment? Has the technology been packaged in such a way that politicians, finance directors and other key stakeholders can understand the technology and how it will benefit their city."


What is your opinion about this? What other issues or questions come to your mind when thinking about scaling-up smart city solutions? Share your insights with the community by commenting below!


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