Smart City Valencia 2020
Valencia 2020 Smart City Strategy
This document outlines the strategy for how the city of Valencia, Spain plans to become a smart city by 2020. Some highlights include:
- Smart Mobility
- 76.4% of journeys in Valencia are sustainably made
- 3,900 detectors to measure traffic intensity
- 1,100 local traffic light management regulators
- Real time traffic status via information panels, Twitter
- Artificial vision systems for automatic incident detection on underpasses.
- Bike sharing: 2,750 bicycles distributed at 275 stations and 5,500 anchor points.
- Sustainable vehicles save 5,200 CO2 t/year
- Bus fleet with 405 biodiesel buses and 5 hybrid buses
- Parks use electric vehicles
- 24% energy consumption reduction compared to 2008, avoiding 8,000 tonnes of CO2 emission
- Water: Integrated real-time monitoring and control system of 1,450 km of infrastructure saves 35% water
- 430,000 smart water meters
- Sensors for early forest fire detection
- Dynamic Maps for noise pollution and pollen levels
- LIFE projects: Ecolight, Biocompost, Eco-rice
- 75% of the beaches have a blue flag
- Public Lighting: Replacing sodium vapor lamps by LED lamps, traffic lights with LED technology, 70% of lamps have flow regulators
- Power Generation: Solar roofs and vertical gardens
- Efficient water management will reduce of 13.7% in water consumption in 7
- Smart water system for green areas
- 5.8 million m2 of green spaces and 8.7 million m2 in Natural Park of La Devesa del Saler
- After digitizing 7 million paper records, Valencia became the first paper-free council in Spain
- 95% procedures can be completed electronically
- Pilot projects
- Photocatalytic concrete fights air pollution: Titanium dioxide added to concrete of building structures reacts with sunlight to purify the air.
- Dynamic urban environmental mapping: creating a heat map of the city temperature and humidity based on city morphology (street wide, building height, pavement materials, green areas, parking, traffic)
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