Promoting municipal innovation at the Smart City World CongressAs ever, the municipal stand at the Smart City World Congress is presenting a selection of projects created to resolve city challenges relating to housing, mobility, commerce, participation and social services, and to democratise the various spheres of everyday life for citizens.
In terms of housing, the stand is promoting E-notaris, a digital platform for the sale of assets in the city; the housing observatory, which centralises, integrates and analyses optimum statistical data on housing at a metropolitan level to gain figures for rents, the sale and purchase of empty flats and home renovations, and the update to Iris, with forms featuring new data fields for public petitions relating to housing.
Regarding mobility, the stand is promoting the new Bicing service, which improves geographical coverage and the number of mechanical and electric bicycles, as well as introducing new access mechanisms; the new mainline bus network, with greater connectivity and more frequent services; smart traffic lights, to adapt traffic flows according to the time of day, and finally, new electric bus models.
As for commerce, the stand introduces Viba, a customer loyalty system for local commerce which uses a mobile app and a card to accumulate discounts and offers, and the REC, a new digital currency to foster local commerce, empower citizens and strengthen networks of associations.
In terms of citizen participation, the latest developments are being presented for decidim.barcelona, the digital citizen participation platform which uses open source software.
In relation to social rights, the stand is promoting the Vincles BCN mobile app, an innovative social project to strengthen ties between elderly people who feel isolated and improve their welfare using digital technology and social support teams.