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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
  • Environment

    • 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
  • eGovernment

    • 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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