Method to Comparison of Cities
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The paper deals with the comparison of cities, which will allow to identify reserves in the management of public funds and in the provision of services to its residents. The first step in the comparison is to determine the parameters that can be used to compare a set of cities. An appropriate choice of parameters allows performance comparison across a wide range of areas. A very interesting method for comparison seems to be the DEA method, which allows a relative comparison of a set of cities. Relative comparisons are advantageous if the best values of the parameters that can be achieved are not known, but at the same time it is necessary to compare comparable cities. The paper describes the use of DEA method for comparing cities with each other. The DEA description includes an illustrative example showing the differences between VRS, CRS, and FDH models. The paper also describes the software application that is developed for the purpose to compare the efficiency of municipalities. The paper describes the architecture of the application, its functions, and print screens from the web interface.
KeywordsSmart city DEA Data envelopment analysis Comparison of smart cities
This work is solved within the project “Application of Nonparametric Methods (DEA) to Analyze and to Compare the Efficiency of Municipalities” that is supported by TAČR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic), program Eta (project code TL01000463).
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