Cities should be made more liveable and resilient. With this objective, the UPC presented its innovative technologies in the fields of urban design, artificial intelligence and new materials, among others, at the Smart City Expo World Congress (#SCEWC22). For the first time, at this edition the University exhibited a 12 m² model of the city of Barcelona, which was created by the model workshop of the Vallès School of Architecture (ETSAV) and provided by the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC). The model showed how climate change affects the city, based on the results of the X-ClimPlan project developed by the Centre for Land Policy and Valuations (CER-CPSV).
Detail of the results of the X-ClimPlan project, developed by the CER-CPSV, projected on the model of Barcelona showcased at the UPC stand.
To improve life in cities, the urban space must be adapted to heat waves, more sustainable materials must be used in the construction industry and spaces such as the roofs of buildings must be transformed to adapt them to new uses by neighbours. Other solutions include promoting sustainable tourism, safe and efficient mobility and using artificial intelligence to improve the services offered by local government to citizens.
In this context, researchers from the UPC presented at #SCEWC22 the latest technological innovations that they are developing to respond to these challenges. This took place at the session “People-centred solutions to make cities more liveable and resilient”, held at the UPC stand on 16 November.
The projects that were presented are listed below: