HOW KIRETI CAN BE PART OF AN INNOVATION PROJECT FOR A PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: A SMART CITY STORY AT THE METROPOLITAN CITY OF BARI
In 2010 the metropolitan city of Bari embarked on a course of action whose goal was to become a true Smart City, joining the European Smart Cities project that offered rewards to European cities that excel in sustainable development by sharing knowledge online and urging cities to improve their inhabitants’ quality of life and work, as well as make the cities smarter, more secure and more sustainable.
Part of this broad and ambitious strategic policy of transforming the municipal administration is another important project that in recent years has won a number of awards: M.U.S.I.C.A. for Urban Monitoring through Innovative Solutions for Agile Cities, funded under the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme 2007/2013.
M.U.S.I.C.A. is an innovative urban tool for monitoring energy, the environment, security and mobility (Urban Control Centre), based on the technological paradigms of Smart City, Big Data, Open Data and Internet of Things. It is a system that acquires data concerning the city and its inhabitants in order to govern economic and social development and provide the administration with guidelines for making strategic and operational choices.
It is in line with this adopted strategy, based on the use of a monitoring system, that the City of Bari chose to adopt and integrate the new and multifunctional KIRETI SMART CITY platform, developed by SITE S.p.A. to manage proactively and efficiently local urban security and maintenance.