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The Murcia Smart City project is at the forefront of the vanguard and innovation in Spain (15/09/2020)

Murcia has participated today in the VI Congress of Smart Cities of Madrid, in which public administrations, institutions, technology centers, universities, associations, companies and professionals involved in the Smart City sector are immersedMurcia has participated today in the VI Congress of Smart Cities in which public administrations, institutions, technology centers, universities, associations, companies and professionals involved in the Smart City sector are immersed.

The main motto of this edition is "Decarbonize, Digitize and Distribute: Future challenges for cities towards 2050".

With this approach, the VI Smart Cities Congress addresses key aspects related to Smart Cities and Territories, emphasizing how the use of technology and innovation will allow us to achieve the Sustainable Development goals and the European commitments of a CO2-free society.

in 2050.The objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in urban environments in a transversal, multidisciplinary and multisectoral manner, mainly putting in value the initiatives that are currently being developed in our country.In this context, the Deputy Mayor, José Guillén, has presented the Smart City project that is being developed in Murcia.In his speech, José Guillén highlighted that "the objective of our strategy is to transform our city into a more efficient, accessible, sustainable and, above all, equitable and egalitarian space", and also emphasized that "Murcia Smart City is a open platform for experimentation, it is not only an institutional project, but it will lead to the development of an important technological area in Murcia ".One of the characteristics of the Smart City of Murcia project and the main differentiating element is that it integrates all the areas and departments of the City Council in a single platform.In addition, all actions will be centralized from the nerve center of the smart city, CEUS (Single Monitoring Center), which will be located in the Abenarabi building in Murcia, from where the municipality as a whole can be viewed.Murcia Smart City is articulated from a global perspective that includes twenty technological components that will improve the quality of life of almost half a million Murcian.The Smart City project in Murcia is also a protagonist in environmental actionsThe Smart City project in Murcia is also focused and committed to caring for the environment, therefore, some projects are already underway, such as intelligent irrigation management in the more than 3,000 green areas of the municipality, the management of intelligent public lighting and the start-up of environmental monitoring stations, among others.At the Smart Cities congress, the Murcia City Council highlighted the last four projects that are being carried out.

"A commitment to improving the quality of the air we breathe, which translates into improving the quality of life of our neighbors," explained José Guillén.Reforestation with smart seeds, the public electric vehicle recharging network, smart irrigation and the Oasis project were the main topics of the presentation.Reforestation with smart seedsThis project will allow the reforestation of up to 450 hectares of green areas thanks to the union of the Forest Plan of the Murcia City Council and the Smart Green movement.This will allow the creation of more green areas and natural shading spaces in the municipality, with seeds that are capable of germinating in 80% of their probabilities and whose plantings will be carried out with drones that detect the most appropriate areas for planting.

, improving the environment and the quality of life of Murcia.Public electric vehicle charging networkMurcia will become the first electric vehicle charging network in the country.The Local Electric Vehicle Strategy is the most important milestone in terms of support policies for electric vehicles carried out so far in the City Council, which includes a total of 50 measures that seek to reduce polluting emissions in Murcia and which was recognized in 2019 with the 'Renault Award for the best practice in Sustainable and Accessible Mobility', in the category of Public Administration.The strategy, which was approved in 2017 as a result of a participatory process.

In this way, we advance in the strategic lines of clean air, supporting measures that allow raising the environmental quality for the residents of the municipality.Oasis'Oasis' is a pioneering project that reduces pollution particles by up to 81% and has been implemented for the first time in Murcia.The project, which has been carried out in a central garden in Murcia, involves the implementation of paving made from crushed tire rubber impregnated with a photo catalytic agent, an innovative material that reduces the pollution of vehicle gases like nitrous oxide.The implementation of this project is also an action aligned with the municipal Circular Economy strategy, since 'Oasis' is carried out through a recycling process.Smart irrigation.

HydrocontaThe last project, with one of the two largest meter companies in the country, which is Murcian, Hidroconta, with which smart meters are being developed that allow irrigation control until the last drop of water is used.Spain, at the forefront of innovation and smart cities and territoriesIn this event, organized by the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement (SEAD) of the Ministry of Economy and Business and Grupo Tecma Red, with the institutional support of Red.es, some thirty speakers and experts participate.The first block of presentations, which began with the intervention "MiMurcia: Your smart, close, open and innovative city council on the net", the Ponferrada City Council and the Santander City Council also participated, through its mayor, Gema Igual.A round table discussion is also taking place on "Challenges and opportunities of the intensive use of cloud and data for the intelligent management of cities: a new model of presentation of public services".The event has the support of the Madrid City Council, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), the Ministry of Development, the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC) of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, Imserso-Ceapat of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Well-being Social, and the State Mercantile Society for the Management of Innovation and Tourism Technologies (Segittur) of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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