Open data and beyond


  • Frederika Welle Donker TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Bastiaan van Loenen TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Arnold K. Bregt TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment


open data, effects of open data, monitoring framework


In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of releasing public sector information as open data. Governments worldwide see the potential benefits of opening up their data. The potential benefits are more transparency, increased governmental efficiency and effectiveness, and external benefits, including societal and economic benefits. The private sector also recognises potential benefits of making their datasets available as open data. One such company is Liander, an energy network administrator in the Netherlands. Liander views open data as a contributing factor to energy conservation. However, to date there has been little research done into the actual effects of open data. This research has developed a monitoring framework to assess the effects of open data, and has applied the framework to Liander’s small-scale energy consumption dataset.




How to Cite

Welle Donker, F., van Loenen, B., & Bregt, A. K. (2016). Open data and beyond. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, 6(21), 203–226. Retrieved from



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