From technology to help individuals with reduced mobility navigate the city streets and sidewalks, to monitoring air pollution levels and deviating traffic in real-time, or crowdsourcing proposals for use and activation of public space, there are a range of innovation programmes and projects where data is used and directed at improving the well-being of residents.
Across the majority of well-being indicators, cities with a high level of public sector innovation and data use capacity have better wellbeing outcomes than cities with low capacity
Note : PSI capacity and data use indexes comprise different city samples and should not be compared to each other. Data presented in graph represent descriptive statistics.
Surveyed cities with a dedicated staff, a formal strategy and a holistic approach to innovation have more satisfied residents
Cities with innovation staff show an almost 10 percentage point lead in share of residents satisied with the city versus cities with no dedicated innovation staff. Cities that take a holistic approach versus a policy sector approach have a 4 percentage point lead in share of residents satisfied with the city, and cities that have a formal innovation strategy have a nearly 3 percentage point lead in share of residents satisfied with the city compared to cities that do not have a formal innovation strategy.
Surveyed cities with high public sector innovation capacity are more walkable and have higher resident satisfaction with public transport.
Cities with high public sector innovation capacity have a walkability index almost 10 percentage points higher than those with low capacity. Likewise, residents of cities with high innovation capacity are satisfied with public transport at a rate 9 percentage points higher than cities with low innovation capacity.
Surveyed cities adopting high level of stakeholder engagement and open data practice have more affordable housing
% of househoulds that spend less than 25% of income on rent