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“Be SMART – think CITY!” A perspective from Zaragoza City (Aragón, Spain) Red Aragón 7PM (FP7 Aragón Network) Jorge Molina OPEN DAYS 2012 : Be SMART, thin.

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1 “Be SMART – think CITY!” A perspective from Zaragoza City (Aragón, Spain) Red Aragón 7PM (FP7 Aragón Network) Jorge Molina OPEN DAYS 2012 : Be SMART, thin CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

2  LET’S DO A LITTLE THINKING o What is Smartness? o Zaragoza, example of Smart City STRATEGIES PARTNERSHIP + SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGY  WORKING TO BECOME SMARTER: STRATEGY IS THE KEY SMART, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH SMART CITY Smart People Smart Mobility Smart Environm. Smart Economy Smart Governance Smart Living OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

3  STARTING THE PROCESS OF BECOMING SMARTER o Strong focus on cooperation Government + City of Zaragoza + Federation of Cities, Counties and Provinces Cooperation at a national (Spanish) & cross-border/inter-region level o Holistic, integrated and multi-stakeholder approach Local/Regional authorities + Academia + Business factory + Civil society o Strong involvement of the city, key player in the Smart Specialisation Strategy City + University + Clusters o Multi-level scope: from local to EU level Connection between local/regional strategies and EU initiatives: EIP Smart Cities and Communities + EIP Water + ERRIN + EUniverCities o Based on strenthgs & existing initiatives in the city : Strong focus on priorities & innovation Resource Efficiency (Water & Energy, Environment) + Transport & Logistics + Information & Communication Technologies OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

4 * REDUCTION OF WATER CONSUMPTION per person/day (24% from ) * REDUCTION of annual breaks (0.71 km/year to 0.31 km/year) * BY-LAW on Saving and a Efficient Use of Water Sustainable Building Quality & Water Consumption Urban Green Areas Biodiversity Climate Change & Air Quality * RENAISSANCE PROJECT; Actions in 916 dwellings * VALDESPARTERA ECOCITY: 9300 social dwellings, 600 monitored * REHABILITED: dwellings over the last 40 years * MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS: Energy efficiency in over 100 * 96.68% OF THE PEOPLE of Zaragoza live less than 300 metres away from a green area. * CONNECTION & INTEGRATION of City-Natural Areas * 38% OFFICIAL PROTECTION of the municipal area (LIC, ZEPA and General Plan of Urban Planning). * REDUCTION OF CO2 EMISSIONS by 7.56% t ( ) * CO2 TARGET REDUCTION: 21% by Sustainable Energy Action Plan submitted to the Covenant of Mayors Waste Energy Green Employment & Economy Environmental Management Information & Education * RENEWABLE ENERGY : 750 MW installed in the city (489 MW in 2002) * MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS: 2.1 MW of installed photo-voltaic power (installations developed in 80 municipal buildings more-2MW) * SELECTIVE WASTE COLLECTION: Paper-cardboard, Glass, Light containers, Batteries, Vegetable oil, Clothing * 52% WASTE RECOVERED * CTRUZ: Zaragoza Centre for the Treatment of Urban Waste * GREEN JOBS: Circa 12,000 in Zaragoza (mainly RES) * CLUSTERS linked to eco-innovation * REGIONS OF KNOWLEDGE Water Efficiency in Urban Areas * EXCELENCE : EIP Smart Cities and Communities and EERA * LOCAL AGENDA 21, Implementation sice 2004 through 7 comissions: Noise, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Waste, Water, Environmental Taxes, and Municipal By-Laws. * ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME: : Climate Change and Air Quality, Nature, and Biodiversity and Water. * OVER 20,000 school children annual average participation ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT  EXISTING INITIATIVES ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT IN ZARAGOZA OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

5 URBAN MOBILITY & LOGISTICS * BIZI ZARAGOZA: 130 stations, bikes, 104 kilometres of cycle paths, users daily * TRANWAY: 2 Lines * INTERMODAL STATION * 235 KM of Pacified Tracks * HYBRID PUBLIC VEHICULES: Pre-operational test of hybrid buses & nearly 100 hybrid taxis * REAL-TIME TRAFFIC CONTROL: (coverage of 90) * TRAFFIC LIGHTS SYSTEM: WiMAX MOBILE: optic fiber network * PLA-ZA: Biggest intermodal logistic platform in Europe * ZLC-MIT: Research and Education institute in logistics with worldwide prestige * REGIONS OF KNOWLEDGE on Logistics INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES Openess & Inclusion Connectivity & InclusionDigital Mile District * ZARAGOZA WEBSITE: over 200 different on-line procedures, over uses of digital signature * OPEN DATA: Traffic – Congestion & itinerary times, Enviroment – Air & Water Quality management, Waste treatment,etc * DIGITAL INCLUSION - Zaragoza City Card: over units in use (Transport, public facilities, city WiFi services, cloud computing, etc.) * OPEN SOURCE software promotion OPEN NETWORKS * WIZI: 462 access points, users * VIRTUAL University Campus * WIMAX & FIBER: 200 Km, 80 municipal buildings – security, ambient & emergencies * TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM: 150 Bluetooth sensors, 15 display panels, web and Smarphone Applications * DIGITAL MEASURE, 200 artificial vision cameras, 300 speed and counting sensors. * ETOPIA CAT – Art and Technology Center: innovation, creativity and highly quialified job creation in the digital area * CIEM-Business incubator for IT and “GreenTech” Start-ups (“Zero Emissions” building) * DIGITAL WATER PAVILION: Digital Media * CAIXAFORUM: Contemporary Art & Culture Centre ZARAGOZA PRIZE of the Week of Sustainable Mobility 2011 URBAN MOBILITY, LOGISTICS & ICT  EXISTING INITIATIVES ON URBAN MOBILITY, LOGISTICS & ICT IN ZARAGOZA OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

6  EUROCITIES * Annual General Assembly (Nov. 2010) in Zaragoza * Zaragoza WINNER of the EUROCITIES award 2011  URBACT * The CityLogo project (metropolitan Governance) Without forgetting the regional scope  ERRIN * Ecolink+, Places Open Platform, CONCORD projects * Coordinators of the Transport & Water WGs * Collaboration with the EIW on Water via ERRIN * Active in the S3 WG  Committe of the Regions * Open Days Be SMART-Think City! (Aragon Region) - Instant Mobility & Future Internet (Zaragoza City Council) - Active members in the NAT & COTER commissions CMPR * Presidency of the Transport Group  ENGAGEMENT TO RELEVANT EU ORGANIZARTIONS & INITIATIVES  The Covenant of Mayors * Thematic workshop in Zaragoza (Nov. 2010) * Sustainable Energy Action Plan submmitted  Digital Agenda: Green Digital Charter  * First Signatory city in Spain  CONCERTO Community * Zaragoza CONCERTO site (RENAISSANCE projetc)  EIP Smart Cities and Communities * Members of the WGs on energy Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Transport & Mobility  European Enery Research Alliance * Members of the Joint Programmes on Smart Cities and Bioenergy  Agenda 21  * Zaragoza city implementing Local Agenda 21 since  Civitas Forum Network OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

7 o Further involving the role of the city in the Smart Specialisation Strategy o Further developing urban strategies and priorities based on existing knowledge, experiences & infrastructure Low-carbon strategies Urban environment Urban Mobility Social innovation o Keep on innovating in urban actions o Further strenghtening citizenship participacion o Further strengthening connections with the regional and national level o Keep on cooperating in partnership/learn with/from other cities, involving also Universities RES & Resource Efficiency: Energy & Water Green Economy (Eco-Innovation) Mobility & Logistics …  MESSAGE: A REAL OPORTUNITY TOWARDS THE FORTHCOMING MFF BY… OPEN DAYS 2012: Be SMART, think CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012

8 Red Aragón 7PM (FP7 Aragón Network) Jorge Molina OPEN DAYS 2012 : Be SMART, thin CITY! Brussels, October 9 th 2012 Thank you very much!


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