Demonstration Area: Downtown


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Lisbon's Profile

Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has a smart city strategy which sets the citizens and their needs at its core. Technology is just a means to an end: the city aims to become smart, sustainable, competitive, participatory, creative, innovative and citizen-centric.

Lisbon has drafted an urban development strategy for the coming decades, and has committed to invest €307 million in related projects (Programa Operacional Regional de Lisboa 2020). The strategy’s main objectives are to attract more inhabitants by improving the quality of housing, and offering smart living services and smart ageing opportunities; to boost the economy and increase employment by investing in R&D, attracting more entrepreneurs and broadening access to higher education; and improving the quality of life in the city through measures for energy efficiency, mobility and social cohesion. Local regeneration and citizen participation are also priorities. 

Where will the smart solutions be implemented?

Lisbon downdown

Lisbon´s ten square kilometre demonstrator area has 100,000 inhabitants. This strategic location stretches from the riverfront to the centre of the city, and includes the main historic and tourist districts. The area poses several challenges, ranging from its particular orography to the historic nature of its buildings, and its ageing population.

540 electric vehicle public charging points from 4 providers 
MOBiE single platform to manage electric vehicle charging points
Transpolis public transport platform
64,000 street lights
63 sets of open data

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


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