Certification solutions for Smart Cities: Attributes and requirements of smart cities
Conformity assessment according to the
UNE 178201 Smart cities. Definition, attributes and requirements and the
UNE 178202 Smart cities: Management indicators based on the city's balanced scorecards establish the attributes and requirements for a city to be considered a Smart City.
These standards form part of a group of key tools, developed by experts in Intelligence on Territories and Cities, to contribute to 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 assessing specific compliance in this area, AENOR contributes to the strategy of smart cities and territories, helping to evaluate the degree of implementation of the measures and actions that define them. Some of the most relevant standards are:
Standards UNE 178201 and UNE 178202 on Smart Tourist Destinations can easily be integrated with any other management system, such as ISO 9001,
ISO 14001 or