Certification solutions for Smart Cities: Ongoing improvements applied to the assets of Local Entities
The Standard UNE 178303 on Municipal Asset Management specifies the requirements to establish, implement, maintain and improve a municipal management asset system, with a view to allow a Local Entity to have a systematic approach to achieving continual improvement in terms of management, including all elements that comprise the inventory of goods and rights. Additionally, this standard defines a set of coordinated and systematic activities, such that a Local Entity, according to its strategic plan, can manage the following in an optimal, sustainable way: its assets, performance, risks and associated expenses throughout the life cycle of the city's various assets.
The Municipal Assets Management certificate is applicable to all local entities that want to ensure they are complying with their assets management policy, and who want to demonstrate this compliance to third parties. Certification according to standard UNE 178303, which is essential for the correct management and maintenance of municipal goods, with the subsequent savings of costs generated.
The assessment of conformity with UNE 178303, on Municipal Assets Management, forms part of a group of key tools developed by experts in Intelligence on Territories and Cities, contributing towards boosting Smart Territories.
The concept of a Smart Territory is consolidated as one of the basic elements of innovation strategies in territories, and is one of the priorities of the European Union's Horizon 2020 strategies.
Spain will be a pioneering country in terms of innovation regarding smart territories, thanks to frameworks of reference to develop the management of smart territories, structured around a set of standards created in the CTN 178 on Smart Cities. This is a key point to consider when attracting private investments to territories, generating jobs and increasing GDP, productivity and quality of life.
Becoming a smart territory impacts the management model of cities in various areas, such as those related to transparency, digital transformation, mobility, sustainability and economic development, etc. Therefore, in order to properly design public policies, it is important for problems to be anticipated. For this reason, innovation must work as a transverse axis in order to bring solutions to public ex-novo services and traditional services.
Through the specific conformity assessments for this sector, AENOR contributes to the strategy of smart cities and territories, helping to assess the grade of implementation of the measures and actions that identifies and characterises them.
Some of the most relevant standards are:
Standard UNE 178303 on Municipal Assets Management can easily be integrated with any other management system, such as
ISO 14001 or