Year: 2020

¿Qué hace que una ciudad funcione?

What makes a city work?

More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this percentage will reach 80% by 2050. But have you ever wondered what it takes for a city to work?The last few decades have seen far-reaching social changes that have vastly increased the number of people living and working in large cities, some of which now have as many if not more inhabitants than some countries. This is how the word ‘citizen’ has gradually acquired greater significance and perhaps come to mean something more similar to what used to be commonly referred to as a ‘city dweller’.  Today, half of the world's population lives in urban areas. Large cities such as Tokyo (Japan), with nearly 40 million inhabitants, or Canton (China), which has 33 million citizens, are examples of how cities require very careful management given their large populations and the potential for these populations to grow. Let's...

Segundo dividendo digital

Investment in Smart Cities will reach €114 billion in 2020

The global Smart Cities spending guide study estimates that global investment in Smart Cities increased by 18.9% compared to the previous yearInternational Data Corporation (IDC), a benchmark company dedicated to market research, has launched a predictive study on how the Smart Cities sector will behave, predicting an upward trend in investment which will reach €114 billion this year, an increase of 18.9% compared to 2019.The Top 100 cities investing in smart initiatives accounted for 29% of total spending around the world, with Tokyo, London, Singapore and New York leading the way with $1 billion in 2020, although the report points to smaller towns as a dispersed market where, on average, one-year, million-dollar projects will be developed.From a regional perspective, the United States, Western Europe, and China will account for nearly...

The U.S. will triple its energy storage capacity in three years

A new report puts the country´s energy storage capacity at 2.5 GW by 2023The United States, the world's largest economy and the second-largest consumer of electricity on the planet, is laying the foundations for a future in which its power grid will be increasingly connected to energy storage sources....

Inversión en smart cities

Main benefits of smart cities

One of the main benefits of Smart Cities is that their technology can help them operate more efficiently, improving the services they offer for citizens and businesses.Smart Cities harness information and communication technologies to improve the service they provide, the well-being of citizens, sustainability, and economic development. In short, technology...