Smart Cities

Urban planning

RESEARCH AREAS

Smart Cities

Description

In the Smart Cities Area we support local authorities to plan the energy transition towards the decarbonisation of cities, facing medium and large time horizons (2030, 2050) through the analysis of complex energy scenarios. We deploy capacity building strategies, in order to promote the maintenance of this capacity in the local environment.

We also develop high-value services in urban platforms, based on open specifications and making decisions through the analysis of large amounts of information with advanced machine learning and Big Data techniques.

Moreover, we develop and support the reporting and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for Municipalities.

 

Know-how

  • Design and implementation of urban transformation strategies in Smart City projects.
  • Development of city audits, to identify the starting smartness level of cities.
  • Deployment of Coaching-mentoring and capacitiy building strategies tailored to the local contexts to foster new governance models.
  • Development, analysis, update and deploymento of an advanced and rigororous monitoring strategy of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) of cities.
  • Support to the development of City Urban Platforms based on Open specifications concept considering open data.
  • Deployment of monitoring and evaluation procedures ment of a set of more than 200 standard indicators to evaluate and validate the impact of the Smart initiatives.

Activity fields

  • Urban energy planning.
  • Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.
  • Urban Strategies for Smarter Cities.
  • Urban platforms.
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility.

Patents

  • P201430972: Dispositivo y procedimiento para medición de vibraciones.

Networks and Platforms

Publications

  • Hernández, J. L., Corredera, Á., García, R., Sanz, C., & Sanz, R. (2017, July). Low cost monitoring network for smart cities. In 2017 IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy, and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS) (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
  • García-Fuentes, M. A., Pujols, C., García-Pajares, R., Vasallo, A., & Martín, A. (2013). Metodología de Rehabilitación Energética hacia Distritos Residenciales de Energía Casi Nula. Aplicación al Barrio del Cuatro de Marzo (Valladolid).
  • García-Fuentes, M. A., Pujols, C., & García-Pajares, R. (2014, October). Residential areas retrofitting towards nearly Zero Energy Districts (nZED). A case study: Valladolid-Cuatro de Marzo. In Proceedings of the World Sustainable Buildings 2014 Conference, Barcelona, Spain (pp. 28-30).
  • García-Fuentes, M., García-Pajares, R., Sanz, C., & Meiss, A. (2018). Novel Design Support Methodology Based on a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Approach for Energy Efficient District Retrofitting Projects. Energies, 11(9), 2368.
  • Hernández, J. L., García, R., Fischer, M., Schonowski, J., Atlan, D., & Ruohomäki, T. (2019, June). An interoperable Open Specifications Framework for Smart City urban platforms. In 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.
  • Vallejo, E., Criado, C., Arrizabalaga, E., & Vasallo, B. (2018). Urban Renovation at District Level: Cityfied Methodology. In Building and Management International Conference (BIMIC 2018). Proceedings.
  • Hernández, J. L., Macía, A., Vasallo, A., Vallejo, E., Zubia, C., & Criado, C. (2017, November). Application of a KPI-Driven Protocol for Sustainability Assessment. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 1, No. 7, p. 698).
  • Criado, C., Vallejo, E., Arrizabalaga, E., Vasallo, A., & García-Fuentes, M. Á. (2018). KPI-Driven Methodology for Urban Renovation at District Level. Sustainable Strategic Urban Planning. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 1, No. 7, p. 1114).
  • Vasallo, A., Vallejo, E., Massa, G., Macía, A., Pablos, L., Criado, C., … & Larrinaga, F. (2019, June). The District Energy-Efficient Retrofitting of Torrelago (Laguna de Duero–Spain). In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 290, No. 1, p. 012138). IOP Publishing.
  • Hernández, J.L., García, R., Fischer, M., Schonowski, J., Atlan, D., Ruohomäki, T., “An interoperable Open Specifications Framework for Smart City urban platforms,” 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS), Aarhus, Denmark, 2019, pp. 1-7,doi: 10.1109/GIOTS.2019.8766396.
  • Mulero, S., Hernández, J.L., Vicente, J., Sáez, P., Larrinaga, F., “Planificador basado en datos de los recursos energéticos en un modelo de ciudad inteligente”, V Congress on Smart Buildings, Madrid, Spain, 26 June 2019.
  • Hernández, J.L., Corredera, A., García, R., Sanz, C., Sanz, R., “A low-cost IoT monitoring system for Smart districts”, Global IoT Summit (IoT week) GIoTS 2018, Bilbao, Spain, 4-8 June 2018.
  • Hernández, J.L.; Corredera, A.; García, R.; Sanz, C.;Sanz, R., “Low cost monitoring network for Smart Cities “, IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS 2017), Milano, Italy, 24-25 July 2017.
  • Hernández, J.L., Macía, A., Vasallo, A., Vallejo, E., Zubia, C., Criado, C., “Application of a KPI-driven protocol for sustainability assessment”, Sustainable Places, Middlesbrough (UK), 28-30 June 2017.
  • Hernández, J.L., Macía, A., Vallejo, E., Pablos, L., Vasallo, A.,  Zubia, C., Criado, C., “Metodología holística para la evaluación de la sostenibilidad en ciudades inteligentes”, III Congreso Ciudades Inteligentes, Madrid, 26-27 April 2017.
  • Hernández, J.L., Corredera, A., García, R., Sanz, R., Sanz, C., “Procedimiento de monitorización de bajo coste para ciudades inteligentes”, III Congreso Ciudades Inteligentes, Madrid, 26-27 April 2017.
  • Martínez De Aguirre, I., Reguera, D., Larrinaga, F., Arenaza-Nuño, I., Vasallo, A., Hernández, J.L. “Desarrollo de una solución de visualización en el proyecto europeo CITyFiED”, III Congreso Ciudades Inteligentes, Madrid, 26-27 April 2017.

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Team

Ali Vasallo Belver

Ali Vasallo Belver

Director of Energy Division

alivas@cartif.es
Rubén García Pajares

Rubén García Pajares

Smart Cities Area Director

rubgar@cartif.es

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