Transfer of Principles of a Smart City into the Practice of Czech Cities

In 2018, we looked into the development of Smart Cities in the Czech Republic as well as into the verification of particular technologies and into supporting the cities in preparations of sustainable construction projects. The aim of the methodology of evaluation of sustainable smart cities is to help the municipalities plan their development based on objective data. This practical aid serves the Czech cities and municipalities that are interested in applying new technologies in order to increase the quality of public services. The methodology harmonizes the building of a smart city with the effort of achieving the aims of sustainability that we know e.g. from documents of the National Network of Healthy Cities. We worked out the document localized for the Czech Republic for the Ministry of Regional Development in cooperation with the Czech Green Building Council. The methodology will be available to Czech municipalities in the pilot mode starting from 2019. As the member of the European Energy Research Alliance, we became promoters of the concept of plus energy districts and we started the preparation of such district together with the city of Kladno.

On the level of pilot deployments, we proposed (together with Prague 2) a solution for implementing the smart regulation on the building of the Prague 2 city part office using the MPC (Model-based Predictive Control) method. Prague 2 assumes that with the support from the Operátor ICT a.s. company, it will push the project to the implementation stage as early as in 2019.

Together with Prague 7, we prepared a project for so-called case management. The aim is to apply innovative procedures in home care services of the city part and gradually in the whole city of Prague.

In the area of cooperation on quality public buildings with municipalities, we applied the method of participative design when solving the future of the District House in Slaný, the health center in Mnichovice, or the community center in Stehelčeves. Bases on our recommendation, municipalities can proceed to reconstructions of objects with respect to real needs of residents.