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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Amsterdam launches a modular urban lighting system

Author | Eduardo Bravo One of the goals of smart cities is resource optimisation and energy efficiency. However, today many cities still light up their streets using timers or ambient light sensors. These devices do cut down the length of time the lights are on, however, they do not control the ...

Home automation and safety: New Orleans reduces its fires with minimal prior investment

Author | Eduardo Bravo According to statistics from the United States National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), most fires occur in households. This situation compromises the lives of people living in these households and their neighbours, while also generating significant costs for the treasury. According to the NFPA data, apart from the greater ...
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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 ...