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Complex challenges facing cities, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, require managing information from multiple areas of the city as well as from other institutions and private entities. Smart city platforms include IT elements for interoperability of services, which are necessary to face these challenges.

This report provides a global perspective on how city platforms facilitate more efficient and effective control of public infrastructure and services, improve economic efficiencies, enable rapid development of new or complex services and play a critical role in the overall digital transformation of urban areas.

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