Technology is all around us, but not much consideration is given to the related data being captured, utilized, and produced. Within public spaces, a standard was required to enable transparency, accountability, and control for individuals. In 2019, a group of experts from cities around the world initiated a collaborative effort to design an open communication standard for Digital Transparency in the Public Realm (DTPR). Today, these open-source standards are public, freely available, and managed by Helpful Places and an emerging coalition of partners and collaborators.
CITM seeks to ensure data privacy and transparency, assuring public users of the intent and use of all related technology. Users can access a list of icons being used in our networks here.