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Perth and Kinross Council is committed to an “Open by Default” approach to publishing non-sensitive data, which will include both existing and new smart city datasets. An Open Data Platform is currently being developed which will present data on a range of topics, from public building energy usage to parking locations. Our Open Data Platform… Read More

Existing street lighting in Perth and Kinross is being upgraded to LED lights for economic and environmental reasons. At the same time we will deploy “intelligent” lighting in some pilot locations, which will have a sensor-controlled dimming capability in response to motion. These will give further energy and cost savings, help in fault finding and… Read More

For safer streets and improved traffic management, the Council will upgrade CCTV and develop an integrated City Operations Centre. This will allow for a better and faster responses to public safety issues and traffic congestion thanks to good quality real-time data, and enhanced joint-working between the Council and Police Scotland.

The ability to access the internet from wherever you are, for personal or business reasons, is becoming an expectation of many people and is also essential to creating a vibrant and competitive retail and tourism economy. The Council is installing free Wi-Fi in Perth city centre, and will explore opportunities to enhance the availability of… Read More

The Council is developing a new facility – Creative Exchange Perth – to incubate and accelerate small businesses with a focus on the digital and creative sectors. This will offer affordable offices, high-speed broadband, and audio-visual facilities together with spaces to foster collaboration and networking. This will include an ‘Innovation Lab’ to act as a… Read More

Our residents are increasingly expecting to access council services online, on any device and at a time that’s convenient to them, whether it is to view their council tax account, apply for a garden waste permit or to report fly-tipping in their area. To meet this growing expectation for online services, the Council has launched MyPKC. This online customer… Read More

Through the use of sensors that measure the fill-level of public litter bins, data can be used to show when and where bins need to be emptied. This means that route schedules can be planned on a daily and even hourly basis, allowing for more efficient and effective waste collection service. To accomplish this, litter… Read More