Document: Transforming local government with an IT enabled strategy

Description

Extract

On December 5th a single Unicity Council which amalgamated the seven separate councils that currently make-up local government in the Cape Metropolitan Area was created.

  • Population: +/- 3 million
  • Budget: +/- R 9 Billion
  • Staff: +/- 27 000
  • Size: +/- 215 900 ha
  • Share of national GDP:  10.5% (1998)
  • Share of provincial GDP: 75% (1998)

Agenda/Key Issues

  • Challenges facing cities
    • Globally
    • Nationally
    • Cape Town
  • What these challenges imply for local government and IT?
  • The emerging agenda for local government and the role of IT within that
  • What does Cape Town’s smart city strategy encompass?

Table of Contents

  • Transforming local government with an IT enabled strategy- Cape Town’s ‘smart city’ strategy
  • On December 5th a single Unicity Council which amalgamated the seven separate councils that currently make-up local government in the Cape Metropolitan Area was created. 
  • Agenda/ Key issues
  • Global challenges facing cities
  • Global challenges continued…
  • National Challenges
  • Internal Local Government Challenges
  • Cape Town challenges - our city has many strengths...
  • However it also has many challenges - Salient Trends shaping the city
  • These challenges imply that local government has to change!!
  • A vision for the City of Cape Town
  • A vision for the City of Cape Town
  • The emerging agenda for the city
  • A smart city strategy is a transformation strategy that encompasses these  5 questions
  • A smart city strategy is a transformation strategy that encompasses these  56 questions
  • Agenda/ Key issues
  • 1. Smart City Leadership
    • Recommended Actions: Smart City Leadership
  • 2. Policy and Regulatory Environment
    • Recommended Actions: Policy and Regulatory Environment
  • 3. Administrative/ E-Government Strategy
    • Administrative/ E-Government Strategy
    • Recommended Actions: Administrative/ E-Government Strategy
    • Examples of emergent principles
    • Example initiatives
    • E-procurement network
    • E-procurement network
  • 4. City Development Using IT as an instrument to foster the economic and social development of the city. This translates into specific action in the following areas:
    • Recommended Actions: City Development
    • The effort relating to connection needs to be focussed on …... 
    • Recommended Actions: City Development
  • 5. Governance/ Digital Democracy
    • Recommended Actions: Governance/ Digital Democracy
    • Agenda/ Key issues
    • Video - think big (exluded from this version)
  • In Summary...
  • Questions?
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