Data & Smart City Governance Based on the Example of Air Quality Management

The starting point for the measure is the question of how municipalities and technology companies can cooperate on an equal footing on the topic of data use and processing in a way that is oriented towards the common good. The measure aims to balance conflicting interests in the collection and use of data, focusing in particular on their technological, organizational, and legal or normative dimensions. Data governance concepts are firstly developed inductively (bottom up) based on the use case of a data-driven air quality management tools, and secondly deductively (top down) by evaluating existing governance principles in the field of smart city, corporate and data governance. As a result, a guideline for data governance in data-driven public services is generated that is transferable to other municipalities and projects.

Responsible: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Participants: Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH (KWB); SIEMENS AG; Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action (SenUMVK); Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (SenWEB)

Period: 07/2022 – 03/2025

Fields of action: Create the conditions for intelligent data use; strengthen digital citizens’ rights and comply with data privacy regulations; develop an open IT ecosystem of urban applications

Spatial level: Accessible urban space and (supra-)regional networking

Strategy Chapters

  • Why Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin?

  • Values Compass: How do we shape Berlin as a digital city

  • Fields of Action: What does the city need?

  • Measures: How can we realise Berlin as a digital city?

  • Governance: How do we work together?

  • Implementation: What tools do we need?

  • Impact measurement: How do we stay on track?

  • Overview of Strategy