Libor Pacovský – Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Pasteurova 1, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech
Jan Jolič – Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Pasteurova 1, 400 96 Ústí nad Labem, Czech


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Transparency and openness should be the basic principle of modern public administration.
Many cities want to become smart cities, so they develop smart city strategies and realise specific smart
city projects. However, only a few of the Czech cities are actually successful in this area. This paper
studies the problems of the open data approaches in cities’ practice. The public administration collects
and stores data representing a smart city’s critical element and one of the smart governance’s essential
tools toward modern public administration.
The study aims to analyse the situation of open data and smart city measures in the Czech Republic and
demonstrate the obvious separation of smart city implementation, data utilisation and smart governance
in cities’ practice.
The Czech Republic is one of the CEE countries that could benefit from more comprehensive smart
cities measurement applications because some of its regions lag in digitalisation development. The
opening of the data and the utilisation of them could be the first step for the cities or regions to implement
advanced methods and technologies to become smart city. The only cities with successfully implemented
smart city measures are the ones that are also relatively successful in open data publishing.


Public administration, Smart governance, Digitalisation, Open data.


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