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Pilot Lead: DAEM

Athens City

Athens is a busy metropolitan city with the largest population in Greece, which experiences large seasonal surges of tourist and visitors’ traffic. The city has an ongoing social and digital transformation plan focusing on improving the services for citizens. Athens doesn't have an established pool of well-managed city data, hence the need for a Digital Twin with the capacity to merge all the city’s digital sources to make them easily accessible and useful for exploration and experimentation.

Digital Twin Goals: Athens sees data-driven decision making as a key pillar for city and business transformation. In an era of exponential and constant change, Athens wishes to embrace Digital Twin use to: (1) Understand city relationships and overcome engagement barriers with stakeholders; (2) Create new business value based on data-driven insights; (3) Co-create digital services with the active engagement and participation of citizens; (4) Generate decision making approach using common standards for greater interoperability of digital tools; (5) Improve effectiveness of policy design and implementation.


Policy Goals: Athens is cracking down on air quality, around six per cent of all deaths in Greece are linked to air pollution, towards which diesel engines are acknowledged as a leading contributor, along with a high smoking percentage of the population. With nearly 30 percent of Greece's population living in the capital, having government departments working on transport, health and environmental policies to tackle the issue together seems eminently sensible. 

Athens Digital Twin Demo

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Athens Use Cases



How do city officials and citizens perceive that traffic issues affect both the quality of everyday life and the environment in the city center and how might they take up initiatives?



How can city officials and citizens adopt measures that tackle pollution within the city by combining environmental and traffic data and promote a green city mobility?



How can the city suggest and implement strategies focusing on pollution reduction, urban environment protection and how can citizens contribute to these strategic plans and adopt a greener way of life?



How will the city redesign policies referring to traffic regulations in small areas of the city taking into account their local character, existing data and citizens’ participation, in order to analyse the impact of several policies through a Digital Twin and adjust urban planning?

From Team Athens...

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