Presentation
Authors: 
Ana D. Georgieva

Sofia’s Pilot Use Case: Urban Policy Making Through  Analysis of Crowdsourced Data

Policy Cloud at MajorCitiesEurope 2021 - 13th to 15th October. 

Policy Cloud joined the MajorCitiesEurope 2021 conference with a plenary presentation about the pilot project Urban policy making through analysis of crowdsourced data in the city of Sofia - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 12:10 PM CEST

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the biggest political, administrative, cultural and educational centre in the country, with a current population of 1,8 million inhabitants. The municipality of Sofia is constantly working to improve the urban environment and meet the challenges that the city is facing. Evidence-based policy making is crucial for addressing urban challenges in a cost-efficient way.

Through its involvement in Policy Cloud, the Sofia Municipality will address urban policy as a critical success factor in improving the overall urban environment of the city. Policy design will be adapted based on analysis of big data sourced from the following sectors:

  • Transport, parking and road infrastructure
  • Waste collection and waste disposal 
  • Cleanliness of public spaces 
  • Ecology, green systems 
  • Violation of public order
  • Others, of importance to citizens

In designing policy, we will combine the data from both existing sources and from new open data sets that become available.