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Articles | Volume XLIV-4/W3-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-4/W3-2020, 137–142, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-4-W3-2020-137-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-4/W3-2020, 137–142, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-4-W3-2020-137-2020

  23 Nov 2020

23 Nov 2020

LEVERAGING MATURITY ASSESSMENT TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT APPLICATIONS FOR SMART CITIES: TURKEY’S APPROACH

H. Bayraktar, D. Y. Bayar, B. Kara, and G. Bilgin H. Bayraktar et al.
  • Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Directorate General of Geographic Information Systems, 06530 Çankaya Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Smart Cities, Maturity Model, Maturity Assessment, Smart City Applications, Smart City Index

Abstract. Cities are facing numerous challenges because of the unprecedented growth of population all over the world. In this context, smart city stands out as a viable option to improve quality of life. Smart city, with its ability to transform the information into economic, social and environmental benefits, offers acquisitions in the fields of sustainable development, competitiveness and environmental sustainability. However, the cost of implementing and maintaining smart city applications on a large scale reveals the necessity to choose the right smart city application at the beginning of smart city transformation. In order to determine which smart city application should be used in smart city domain, the current situation and needs of the city should be analysed effectively. Maturity assessment can be used as a tool to understand the existing conditions of a city. In this study, Turkey's smart city approach will be addressed and Smart City Maturity Assessment Model of Turkey will be introduced with the preparation and implementation process. Consequently, the impact of the Smart City Maturity Assessment Model on selection of smart city applications will be discussed with the result of maturity assessment which is implemented on 4 cities of Turkey.