Smart Cities


As part of DIN’s Smart City activities, several publications have been produced in recent years that, among other things, list standardization needs and provide accompanying information on specific topics and standards. 

Smart City - Impulse paper II - Summary

The second impulse paper summarizes the results of the second workshop series on the topic of “Smart City”, specifically on the topics of „Digitization under exceptional conditions“, „Securing the future of cities and communities through sustainability and circular economy,” and “Resilience in cities and communities”. In the follow-up to the three workshops, representatives from municipalities, industry, science and leading municipal associations presented the current status of the respective topics and formulated concrete recommendations for action and standardization needs. The original impulse paper is only available in German, but a summary is also available in English.

Standardization Roadmap Smart Cities

The "Standardization Roadmap Smart City" gives a snapshot of the current situation and insight into international developments.

Standardization Roadmap IT Security

The German "Standardization Roadmap IT Security" looks at current and future trends in IT security standardization.

ISO 37120 - Sustainable development of communities - Indicators for city services and quality of life

This standards defines 100 measurable indicators to help cities and municipalities determine the performance of city services and the quality of life, regardless of their size and geographical location.

ISO/TR 37150 - Smart community infrastructures - Review of existing activities relevant to metrics

This document addresses community infrastructures such as energy, water, transportation, waste and ICT, and gives an overview of existing standardization activities, focussing on technical aspects. Economic, political or societal aspects are not analysed.

ISO/TS 37151 - Smart community infrastructures - Review of existing activities relevant to metrics

This technical specification describes the use of performance metrics for determining aspects such as the interoperability, resilience, safety, and security of community infrastructures such as water, energy and waste.

Many other documents are under development at ISO. Go to the ISO website for more information.


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