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My interests are related to Smart Cities, Digital Urban Twins and the relation to Evidence-based decision making. I'm currently active as consortium coordinator of the EU funded H2020 DUET project about Digital Urban Twins. I'm also involved in the EU funded Urbanage project about Digital Urban Twins focused on aged people and people with disabilities. In the past, I was consortium lead of the mobility and policy-related OTN and PoliVisu projects and active in the Flemish E-Government programme.
This scientific review paper aims at challenging a common point of view on metadata as a necessary evil and something mandatory to the data creating and dataset publishing process. Metadata are instead presented as a crucial element to ensure the findability of data services and repositories. This paper describes a way through four levels of metada...
The PoliVisu project has the goal to investigate the potential of data use and visualisation in urban policy making. The project has explored how data supported policy making is adopted by public administrations and what we can learn from their experience. This is done by enrolling pilot cases with different and specific policy problems. From the e...
Digital twins have generated a lot of hype recently but questions remain as to what the technology actually means and how to build one for smart cities. The T-Cell framework developed by the DUET project acts as a container for models, data, and simulations that interact dynamically in a common environment to provide useful insights for smart city...
This open access book represents one of the key milestones of PoliVisu, an H2020 research and innovation project funded by the European Commission under the call “Policy-development in the age of big data: data-driven policy-making, policy-modelling and policy-implementation”. It investigates the operative and organizational implications related to...
Improving discoverability of open geo-data and information is vital to increasing the use of these data in- and outside the geospatial expert community. In this document we start to compare existing metadata standards, e.g., Dublin Core, ISO 19115/57/19, and INSPIRE, in the geospatial- and open data context. We also describe related linked open da...
URBANAGE aims at assessing the potential benefits, risks and impact of implementing a long-term sustainable framework for data-driven decision-making in the field of urban planning for aging well in cities. This model will be developed through an inclusive co-creation strategy with relevant stakeholders (public servants) and users (older adults) and based on a decision-support Ecosystem that integrates multidimensional Big Data analysis; modelling and simulation with Artificial Intelligence algorithms, visualization through Urban Digital twins and gamification for enhanced engagement purposes. Based on a thorough understanding of users’ needs, it will be validated by piloting use-cases in three local planning systems in Europe (Helsinki, Santander and Flanders).
PoliVisu is a Research and Innovation project designed to evolve the traditional public policy making cycle using big data. The aim is to enhance an open set of digital tools to leverage data to help public sector decision-making become more democratic by (a) experimenting with different policy options through impact visualisation and (b) using the resulting visualisations to engage and harness the collective intelligence of policy stakeholders for collaborative solution development.
Designing and building an interoperable and re-usable open Digital City Twin to support evidence-based decision making in cities. Opening complex data processes and visualisations to policymakers, and the community. See: https://www.digitalurbantwins.com/