Porto would like to develop into a responsive city which shapes public policy and services to meet the ever-evolving needs of its citizens. The city has an overarching target of reducing CO2 emissions by 45% against 2004 levels by 2020 and is planning to use the Smart Solutions to improve quality of life while reducing emissions within the city.
As a follower city within GrowSmarter, Porto aims to work with Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona to:
- Improve energy savings in residential areas
- Increase the number of Zero sites in the city to more than 60
- Develop new waste management infrastructures to convert more waste into energy
- Increase the percentage of green cars in the city fleet to 70%
The District of Campanhã is an important historical area in the east of the city. Home to 32, 659 people, this former industrial zone is in need of redevelopment to meet the requirements of its inhabitants.
Particular difficulties identified in this area include:
- Congestion and air pollution
- Water pollution
- Social difficulties
12 Smart Solutions
Click on the headings below to find out which of the 12 Smart Solutions Porto is planning to replicate:
Low Energy District
Smart energy-saving tenants
Active house/Home Energy Management Systems/Smart home system
An open home net
Smart plugs, connected lighting and thermostats
Dynamic price models
Individual energy metering
Energy Saving Center
Smart street lighting
lampposts as base for sensors, wifi, mobile network
Smart waste collection
Optical sorting of waste
Introduction of AWCS (Automated waste collecting system) in an existing neighborhood
Waste collection statistics for individual households/businesses
Big data management
Big open data platform
Sustainable Urban Mobility
Alternative fuel driven vehicles
Developing charging infrastructure
Setting up refueling facilities for alternative heavy duty fuels fuel
Smart guiding to alternative fuel stations and fast charging
How are we doing?
Filipe Araújo is leading the replication process for Porto.
Read about how GrowSmarter joined this year´s second edition of Hackacity, which took place simultaneously in several cities across the world and is part of the Start & Scale Week, promoted by the City of Porto through the ScaleUp Porto strategy.