Experts in smart sustainable cities.

Strategy, research and analytics services for Urban Big Data.

 

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What we do

Big data analytics, urban indicators and predictive systems for the optimization of policies, services and quality of life in the city in compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Urban indicators

Data analytics as an urban strategy planning tool

Sustainable development goals

Urban strategies alignment with the 2030 Agenda

Smart Sustainable Cities and Territories

Application of Urban Big Data to measure the impact of infrastructure and policies in life quality and sustainability

Services

Urban studies based on indicators

Our know-how in terms of international standards and data sources applicable to different scales, contexts and purposes allows us to develop a variety of urban studies based on indicators.

We are specialists in helping understand and visualize cities and territories. We use diagnosis tools, city indicators benchmarking, urban activity and metrics monitoring, and Big Data analytics.

 

Smart and sustainable cities and territories strategies

We collaborate with both local administrations and private entities in the development of smart and sustainable planning strategies.

We provide our expertise in the planning and design stages, aligning the plans and strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Urban Agenda.

We implement leading solutions on diagnostics and design, with the addition of participation and consultation tools.

 

 

Evaluation of city policies, projects and strategic plans

We have experience in assessing compliance and socio-economic impact of smart cities and territories plans, policies and projects.

We carry out the evaluations through the selection of urban indicators, the consultation with stakeholders and by checking with predetermined goals and international quality standards.

Besides creating reports, we use striking state-of-the-art visualization tools to show the results, making the data dynamic and attractive to work with, and thus enabling transparency.

 

 

Projects

Publications and Presentations

2019

2019_02: Round Table discussion of municipal technicians and citizen interest groups of the City of Alcobendas for the evaluation of the Design Plan Alcobendas 2020

2019_01: Round Table discussion of experts for the evaluation of the Design Plan Alcobendas 2020

2018

2018_12: Presentation in ARUP of the Report on the Sustainable Development Goals in 100 Spanish cities.

2018_11: Presentation in El Prat de Llobregat of the Report on the Sustainable Development Goals in 100 Spanish cities, in the Day of the construction of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs from the municipal level.

2018_11: Presentation at the Musol Foundation in Valencia of the Report on the Sustainable Development Goals in 100 Spanish cities, in the workshop “Twenty Years of International Cooperation for Development, from the municipalism. ODS and Municipalities”.

2018_10: Presentation of the Report for the Spanish Network for Sustainable Development (REDS-SDSN), ‘Looking to the future: sustainable cities. The Sustainable Development Goals in 100 Spanish cities’, in the FEMP, Madrid.

2018_05: Publication of the article “Smart Sustainable Cities: the Big Data Opportunity” in the monthly Magazine of the Spanish Association for Quality (AEC).

2018_06: Participation in the Data Journalism Workshop 2018: the SDGs related to the environment in MediaLab Prado Madrid.

2018_06: Presentation of the preliminary results of the ODS Report in Spanish cities at the Ibero-American Conference on Sustainable Development Goals.

2018_05: Publication of the study on Relations between indicators of the UNE standard: ISO 37129: 2015 Sustainable Development of communities , in the III Congress of Smart Cities 2017, Madrid.

2018_05: Panel of academic experts for the definition and localization of ODS indicators in Spanish cities, ITD-UPM, Madrid.

2018_04: Collaboration with the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei for the preparation of the SDSN Italia SDGs City Index 2018 report.

2018_04: Participation in the 9th Urban Intelligence and Sustainability Forum, Green Cities Málaga.

2017

2017_11: Presentation at the University of Naples Federico II, (Italy). Il ruolo della Mobilitá Urbana nella Smart City. The role of mobility in Smart Cities. Madrid Case Study.

2017_09: Presentation and approval of the project “Traffic.Tec – Real time analysis and prediction software for traffic management” for the Joint call between the study and project financier (FINEP) and the center for industrial technological development (CDTI) – ICT Cooperation Brazilian – Spanish

2017_06: Publication of the study on Relations between indicators of the UNE standard: ISO 37129: 2015 Sustainable Development of communities, for the Ministry of Development, Madrid.

2017_05: Publication of the review study of urban indicator methodologies, III Smart Cities Congress 2017, Madrid.

2017_05: Publication of the evaluation study of open government portals in Spain, III Congress of Smart Cities 2017, Madrid.

2017_02: Mapping City Indicators Methodologies, 2nd International conference on “Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions-SSPCR 2017”, Bolzano, Italy.

2017_02: Open Data Assessment in Italian and Spanish cities, 2nd International conference on “Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions-SSPCR 2017”, Bolzano, Italy.

2017_01: Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 11 by connecting sustainability policies and urbanplanning practices through ICTs, ITU-U4SSC United for Smart Sustainable Cities.

2017_01: Data taxonomy for cities, ITU-U4SSC United for Smart Sustainable Cities.

2017_01: Directors / Tutors of the Indicators, Energy and Mobility module for the Master in Smart Infrastructures: Smart Cities of Structuralia. Isabel I. University.

2016

2016_10: Presentation “Analysis of Initiatives Grid 2.0 and the introduction of Distributed Generation. Price schemes “, III Smart Grids Congress 2016, Madrid.

2016_07: Presentation of the Open Data Portals in Spanish Cities study, 2nd International Conference on City Sciences 2016, Santiago, Chile, Chile.

2016_06: Presentation of the report on guidelines for Spanish municipalities in the field of smart cities, for the Ministry of Development, Madrid.

2016_05: Publication of the article “The role of metrics: challenges, opportunities and shortcomings for smart cities”, TELOS Magazine 105. Journal of Thinking on Communication, Technology and Society, Telefónica, Madrid.

2016_02: Presentation of the project “ISO Methodology Application for Smart Cities”, in the first GICI Workshop of the Ministry of Economy, Madrid.

2015

2015_09: Opening class of the 2015-2016 course of the Master in City Sciences “Global City Scientists Platform” Course 2015-2016, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

2015_07: Presentation of the UPM Campus of the Future project in the UPM 2015 summer course “The cities of the future: some challenges, some solutions, some examples”.

2015_06: Presentation of the project “Global City Sciences, International professional network”, at the 1st International Conference on City Sciences 2015, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

2015_05: Presentation of the project ‘The Campus of the Future’, at the 1st International Conference on City Sciences 2015, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Clients

Methodology

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Data Collection
We research and process data of relevance for the problem, from official databases, open data and unconventional sources (satellite photos, video, private companies …) globally.
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Analytics
We use forecast algorithms and Big Data techniques to compare with cities around the world and analyze data in all its dimensions.
Results
We use our experience and international references to draw conclusions, deliver diagnostics and derive application strategies to the problem.
KPIs Definition
We use the data to create the indicators that best fit and explain the situation. We focus in indicators that allow benchmarking and deliver real impact measurements.
Visualization
We apply interactive visualization tools to share the results with our clients and integrate them into their decision processes.
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Participation
We involve the client and all stakeholders throughout the process, using agile techniques of participation and interest groups work, to maximize the involvement and the chances of success of the strategy.
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Data Collection
We research and process data of relevance for the problem, from official databases, open data and unconventional sources (satellite photos, video, private companies …) globally.
KPIs Definition
We use the data to create the indicators that best fit and explain the situation. We focus in indicators that allow benchmarking and deliver real impact measurements.
g
Analytics
We use forecast algorithms and Big Data techniques to compare with cities around the world and analyze data in all its dimensions.
Visualization
We apply interactive visualization tools to share the results with our clients and integrate them into their decision processes.
Results
We use our experience and international references to draw conclusions, deliver diagnostics and derive application strategies to the problem.
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Participation
We involve the client and all stakeholders throughout the process, using agile techniques of participation and interest groups work, to maximize the involvement and the chances of success of the strategy.

The Team

Javier García

Javier García

Co-founder – Specialist in Urban Strategy and Evaluation

Raffaele Sisto

Raffaele Sisto

Co-founder - Specialist in Urban Indicators

Alberto Quintanilla

Alberto Quintanilla

Co-founder – Specialist in Data Analysis and Management

Guillermo Velazquez

Guillermo Velazquez

Co-founder – Specialist in Mobility and Sustainable Development

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C/ Blasco de Garay 61, SS2
28015 – Madrid

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