The world of Smart Cities is booming with numerous platforms, success stories, failures and most of all, much, much more to do.

The “Smart Energy “Smart Energy Congress & Expo 2016” is currently taking place in Madrid with the goal of presenting the latest solutions in technology and the most innovative projects. The event is aimed at top executives of technology, consulting and engineering companies, regional government councils and other organisations interested in finding solutions to improve energy efficiency and increase sustainability.

I attended the event as a guest of ENERTIC, where I delivered a speech called “Leading technology projects to improve energy efficiency” and participated in the round table that followed.

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I had the pleasure of sharing the session, which was moderated by por Elena González (Director of ANESE), with Berta Pujol Guerrero, Head of Energiehaus Projects for the Metropolitan area if Barcelona (AMB), Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho, architect, Director of MAE, President of ASA, and director of these types of projects for the Madrid City Council, and José Antonio Teixeira, Director of Innovation for the Santander City Council.

Spain is on the cutting edge in this field, with cities that have developed highly innovative projects.

The event was very productive, having provided the opportunity to analyse our perspective of this world from the point of view of architecture as well as technology. I focused my presentation on Social computing for sustainable urban mobility. Projects in this context must be carried out bearing in mind the citizens and the context in which they move about the city, and the framework of strategic plans as put forth by experts and multidisciplinary teams. Spain is on the cutting edge of this field with cities that have developed highly innovative projects. Santander is a case in point. The University of Salamanca has excellent teams with experience in this field, having participated in very ambitions and interesting projects.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Vicerrector de Investigación y Transferencia - Universidad de Salamanca // Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer - University of Salamanca

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