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Sustainable Smart City Management using Urban Geographical Information System in City of Kielce, Poland

Szymon Ciupa, Jadwiga Skrobacka, Anna Dwurnik, Dominika Kowalska-Jamrożek, Wiktor Kozłowski, Leszek Najgeburski and Agnieszka Michta

(Submission #364)


The tasks of local government include activities related to social, environmental and economic areas of functioning within the city space in numerous interactions, in conditions dynamically changing. Cities also provide many municipal services. Management processes in all areas involve many participants,including the local community and stakeholders. Their ability to communicate properly is usually the basis of the success in delivering common goals. While creating sustainable urban development, it is the information – its’ quality, timeliness, readability, and above all the availability for all participants of the management process at the same time, at all stages - diagnosis ,planning, implementation and efficiency monitoring - that plays a key role in creating sustainable urban development. More than 80% of the information used in these processes is spatial information, so the integration of management processes through the use of an appropriately implemented geographical information system, that integrates data and information from other sources in order to share them can be a common challenge. City of Kielce shares rich natural values (more than 60% of the area of the city is protected), good resources of potable underground water and interesting geological conditions. High environment sensitivity to anthropopressure had a great impact on the development processes and required a new approach to creating good living conditions and jobs for the inhabitants and stopping the migration process from Kielce. Our diagnosis and proposed solutions appeared to be convergent with the later adopted, Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities and idea of Smart Sustainable Cities. In 2006 Kielce City Council decided to build a system for sustainable urban development management using Geographical Information System. Now GIS in Kielce supports integrated city management. It comprehensively supports spatial economy, planning policy and zoning, performance management (indicators), authorising building permits of an investment, considering impact on environment. All the administrative proceedings related to spatial management and environment are constantly saved on digital map. Spatial data that is integrated from various sources is crucial to the entire system and is collected through the execution of procedures (including spatial plans), other systems: geodetic, accounting, census, unemployed register, specialised studies- LIDAR, oblique photos, 3Dcity model, other institutions due to INSPIRE directive.
During the presentation, we will share the experience gathered during the 10-year work on the system and present the real benefits that the city of Kielce has received from the implementation of GIS and the INSPIRE directive to support sustainable urban development.


Topic Area:  [1.15] Other e-Government applications
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Comments:   GIS, city spatial data, smart sustainable city, performance management, city integrated management

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