Smart Cities

Smart cities

Smart cities are the result of the need to direct our lives towards sustainability and livability.

Thus, these cities use infrastructure and advanced technologies such as the  Internet of Things (IoT) to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and to improve the information provided in real time to the citizens, so that their interaction with the city will be as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Using residential photovoltaic systems, increasing the number of electric vehicles, using solar panels for traffic lights or signals, promoting the use of bicycles... Smart Cities use a variety of resources, and these small actions lead to a more efficient and sustainable city.

There are different parameters by which a city ranks more highly than another. To achieve this 10 key dimensions are considered: Governance, urban planning, public management, technology, environment, international projection, social cohesion, mobility and transportation, human capital and economy.

It is estimated that by the year 2050, 60% of the world population will live in mega-cities with tens of millions of people. If it is already hard to coordinate and properly rationalize the resources we have in large Spanish cities (like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga and Bilbao, in most cases not exceeding 7 millions of people), the digital transformation of these cities will be crucial in a few decades, and the FNMT-RCM will be part of it.

In collaboration with...

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales