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Week review


Here are the key ideas that you must take away from this week:

  • Cities play a fundamental role in the achievement of the energy transition. The intensive use of models based on information makes a data driven management of the city services possible, such as mobility, waste, water or energy. Thus, a smart city increases the efficiency in the use of resources.

  • Governance, with the lead role of citizens, is also a characteristic of modern cities that can be enabled through the co-creation of contents and new and horizontal socio-economic relations.

  • In order to shift towards a smart city, a combination of coordinated actions is needed. On a technical level, it is necessary to have inter-operative sensors and several devices in the same environment, with open information to improve the development of solutions for the citizen and, among others, to improve mobility. From an economic perspective, to combine different financing mechanisms, to enable the engagement of consumers and to foster collaborative models. On the social side, resorting to e-governance and people empowering mechanisms.

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