Global support for TM Forum “City as a Platform” Manifesto

Originally published by Mike Hanlon, New Atlas

The city of the 21st century aims to be much more than a collection of bricks and mortar laid out on a grid, but how do you make a city a smart city? One approach is to take a leaf out of the books of modern digital behemoths like Facebook and view the city as a platform. To this end, the Communications Industry Association TM Forum today unveiled its City as a Platform Manifesto along with the endorsement of more than 40 major cities and government and industry organizations worldwide.

Announced at the 2017 Smart City InFocus event in Yinchuan, China, the manifesto outlines 11 fundamental principles for deploying city platforms and is designed to accelerate the development of smart cities and act as guidelines for those setting public policy. [read more]