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Given at the 2011 Urban Systems Symposium, at the Operating Cities panel.

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    • 2011 Urban Systems Symposium
      Operating Cities – Challenges & Solutions
      Pressing issues to managing the affairs of a city
    • Operating Cities – Challenges & Solutions
      Overview of Session
      The challenge to improve the operation of our cities is a complex and multi-dimensional one. Many improvements are being made are a combination of changes in policy, regulations, business models and technological innovations. But making changes in cities is often a deployment challenge which requires many barriers to be overcome. Informational, market, institutional, jurisdictional, policy, financial and organisational barriers remain.
      In addition, there is now a plethora of data and ICT systems all very much stand alone and operating in or indeed as “silos” and the challenge to make sense and use of these systems and data to improve our cities is immense.
      In this break out session, with a lively ensemble of practitioners, who are actively involved in the operation and planning of cities, we will identify the pressing issues required to improve cities, and endeavour to engage participants in a stimulating discussion around city solutions, taking into account the following perspectives:
      • What answers / solutions are available now to improve cities
      • What are the barriers to implementation of the solutions
      • Who are the players and the stakeholders in the operation of cities and what are their roles / perspectives and aims
      • What data and systems for leaders in cities, both public and private sector, are required to enable smarter decision city making
      The format of this session will be reviewing the input our speakers have provided by way of a survey of topical questions. Due to our success with so many greatly credentialed speakers we have restricted the questions to only 2 key city questions to allow 3 responses from each speaker for discussion and debate.
    • Stephanie Miner
      Michael Joroff
      KristinHowlett
      Joe Zehnder
      Lisa Amini
      IBM
      City of Protland
      CH2MHILL
      MIT
      City of Syracuse
      Key Challenges:
      Legacy models of Cities & operating systems
      Short-term thinking and commitments: shrinking budgets, fragmentation of interests and contentious political debate
      Fragmentation of policy
      Fragmented operating responsibility inherent in legacy systems developed over half-a-century
      2.
      Key Challenges:
      Funding issues: reduced revenues/ High citizens demand for services
      Employees who are not motivated and a city’s inability to reward innovation and creativity.
      Ineffective processes and systems
      Key Challenges:
      Reduced funding/ increased costs
      Segmenting actual costs / Assessing ROI
      Legacy Resources (silo’eddepts/tech, inflexible infrastructure policies)
      Key Challenges:
      Equity
      High performance Neighborhoods
      Economic Development
      Question 1 – What are the greatest challenges to operating our cities better and what are the solutions for these challenges
      Key Challenges:
      Financial Resource Scarcity
      Outdated Information Technology
      Economic Development
      Operating Cities – Challenges & Solutions
    • Stephanie Miner
      Michael Joroff
      KristinHowlett
      Joe Zehnder
      Lisa Amini
      IBM
      City of Portland
      CH2MHILL
      MIT
      City of Syracuse
      Key Challenges:
      “ Short-termism”– long-term solutions are forced into the context of changing policies and political leadership and coalitions Inefficiencies in service and delivery.
      Multiple, sometime competing, if not conflicting, interests and priorities among a broadening array of stakeholders.
      The search for universal answers and best-of-practice models
      Key challenges:
      Manage to outcomes/metrics (data driven decisions, as opposed to service execution)
      Single enterprise/business models
      Drive open data and interfaces
      Key Challenges:
      Finance: All departments are not equal. “Across the board” budget cuts are inefficient and ineffective in serving community.
      Inefficiencies in service and delivery.
      How can we sustain service levels in a world of shrinking budgets?
      Question 2 – What do you think is the most significant role / initiatives that the private sector or public sector can take to improve the operation of cities
      Key Challenges:
      Equity
      High performance Neighborhoods
      Economic Development
      Operating Cities – Challenges & Solutions
    • Operating Cities – Challenges & Solutions
      Questions & Answers