Urban Environment

To improve our urban environment, we need to beat pollution, find alternative and renewable sources of energy and create a new city planning, to improve the means of transport, buildings and road safety.

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Smart hospitals: cities within cities

Author |Eduardo Bravo Since first appearing in India over 3,000 years ago, the purpose of hospitals has been to help patients recover thanks to the development of protocols that enable efficient work, optimise resources, facilitate decision making and provide all the commodities to ensure the patient’s recovery is effective, simple and ...
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Lighting the road to smart cities and sustainability

Author | Esther Fuldauer LEDs need less energy, that's a fact. When updated to LED, street lighting bills go down by 50%-70%, and as the price and quality of LED lighting continue to improve, costs will lower and lower. At the same time, smart lighting has been recognized as one of ...
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Which are the 10 greenest cities in the world?

Author | Diana Pardo Until recently, cities across the world were built without taking into account elements such as acoustic pollution, levels of CO2 emissions, air pollution or areas designed for green zones. However, today, these are priority factors for the wellbeing of citizens and the protection of the environment. Not ...

More than just pine and cement: guidelines for smart urban furniture

Author | Eduardo Bravo Urban furniture is a good parameter for discovering a city’s personality. The design, the materials used and the location of benches, bins, post boxes, bollards, bus stops or billboards are a reflection of the municipal policies with regard to citizens and the requirements of these. Urban design experts ...
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Heatwaves and urban heat islands: what are cities to do?

Author | Esther Fuldauer This past month of June has seen a new episode of scorching heat, as a bubble of hot air was drawn northward by winds from North Africa. Cities across Europe saw how temperatures were driven up to 45ºC. These episodes of extreme weather are only going to become ...