PROJECT OBJECTIVES


The project intends to catalyze the generation and proliferation of scalable urban interventions through the development and deployment of a multi-dimensional Urban systems Simulator and Dashboard (USD). While the visualization and communication of data is essential, urban models will provide the ability to envision alternative scenarios and new services and products, founded on rigorous urban science. The team proposes to couple a multi-dimensional simulation with physical urban modeling and data collection machine to serve these objectives.

This project is structured in six work packages:

WP 1

Urban Analytics

The main objectives are to develop and apply a new suite of models on energy consumption, material use and mobility needs, and cross implications of the material-energy nexus through the embodied energy of materials.
⇒ Go to WP 1

WP 2

Information Services and Data Processing Platform

The objective is to develop an ICT platform to support the USD, by collecting and managing data from the city environment, processing it in a standard format enabling its exchange in different layers and providing its visualization, using an open architecture, common standards and protocols and well defined interfaces.
⇒ Go to WP 2

WP 3

Smart Building Solutions

The objectives are the development of decision-aid tools for different stakeholders in the buildings sector to help them adopt more efficient energy practices. These include predicting, monitoring and controlling buildings performance; innovating buildings design, construction, and maintenance; recommend new policies, regulations and practices focused on the Southern European reality.
⇒ Go to WP 3

WP 4

Innovative Mobility Solutions

The main goal is to develop innovative mobility solutions to promote energy, environmental and economic efficient transport chains (door-to-door).
⇒ Go to WP 4

WP 5

Smart Grid Based Services

The goal is to develop integrated modeling, control and assessment tools to support the design and implementation of MG and MMG management strategies integrating micro and mini-generation technologies, distributed storage solutions, EV (including V2G mode) and load management techniques (following the demand-side management strategies developed in WP3).
⇒ Go to WP 5

WP 6

Urban Competitiveness Lab

The goal is to create an urban competitiveness lab where specific outcomes towards urban sustainability take place with multiple stakeholders (Municipality, public agencies, private partners and academia), organized in an Advisory Committee and where policy recommendations to promote city competitiveness are tailored.
⇒ Go to WP 6

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