Sharing Lisboa is a project developed under the European Sharing Cities Program, which unites municipalities, citizens and private companies, with the objective of improving the quality of life in cities, through the use of new technologies and the involvement of the citizens. The proposal is to involve the citizen more closely, promoting the change of habits of mobility and of energy consumption. The project also aims to rehabilitate public and private buildings and implement smart energy management systems that guarantee greater maximization of what is spent, as well as systems of energy management to reduce the environmental impact in the city.
The Sharing Cities program started in 2016 and will last until the end of 2020, but the purpose is that after its completion, the Sharing Lisboa initiative will keep alive, supported by sustainable business models, in partnership with private sector. The first three years were for implementation of the measures and it is expected that during the next two years the results will achieve greater visibility.
Among the measures implemented we can find projects such as GIRA (which provides both electric and non-electric shared bicycles), electric car sharing, e-logistics, smart parking, installation of air quality sensors on public lighting posts, requalification of buildings, brought together by an Urban Sharing Platform and the Sharing Lisboa app.
Led by the Lisbon City Council, the Sharing Cities program has important key partners such as IST, CEiiA, EMEL, Lisboa E-Nova, Altice Labs, Reabilita and EDP Distribuição.
IST, through IN+, is an active player in several of the work packages that support the project, namely in the project management, citizen involvement, implementation of intelligent energy management systems, communication, development of business models and in the evaluation and monitoring of the project. This latest work package is internationally led by Imperial College London, but nationally it is the IST team, through IN+ who takes on the responsibility of measuring the success of the project through surveys, interviews and cross-checking of data collected from different devices and sources.
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