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Project Urban Co-creation Data Lab (UCD Lab)

NOVA University partner in Urban Co-creation Data Lab (UCD Lab).

It was launched today, October 22nd, the Urban Co-creation Data Lab (UCD Lab), co-financed by the European Union in the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Telecommunication Sector, is now underway, amounting to 1 million euros.

Led by Miguel de Castro Neto, of NOVA Information Management School where he coordinates of the NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab, this project involves as partners, in addition to the Information Management School of the Nova University of Lisbon, the City Council of Lisbon (through its Management Centre and Urban Intelligence), the Agency for Administrative Modernization, I.P., NEC Portugal-Telecommunications and Systems S.A. and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre-National Centre of Super Computing.

Based on the Lisbon Intelligent Management Platform, the project's interventions will focus on this city and will aim to build capacity and analytical services capable of supporting municipal planning and management. The project will thus aim at developing a new generation of public services in the context of smart cities, exploring supercomputing facilities and public and private data to analyse complex combinations of large datasets in 5 areas of public interest:

  1. Mobility:
  • Evaluation and prediction of patterns and behaviours of micro mobility in the city of Lisbon
  1. Waste management:
  • Identification of patterns/profiles and prediction of the production of municipal solid waste in the city of Lisbon
  1. Parking:
  • Identification of patterns and prediction of parking in the city of Lisbon to improve efficiency in the supervision
  1. Pollution:
  • Elaboration of predictive models for the propagation of liquid and atmospheric pollutants in the city of Lisbon
  1. Crowd management:
  • Evaluation and elaboration of models for predicting the impact of major events on Lisbon city services.

The developed models will subsequently be tested in two other European cities, to be defined as part of the implementation of the project, and made available in Lisboa open data portal

The implementation period of the project began to 1.10.2019 and extends to 30.09.2021. During this period a set of activities will be developed to supporting decision-making at the municipal level in order to provide citizens with high quality services in the areas of security, emergency, operational management and planning.

As mentioned, the Urban Co-creation Data Lab (UCD Lab) project is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), an EU funding instrument to promote growth, employment and competitiveness through investment in infrastructure to European level. For example, it supports the development of high-performance, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital services.

Additional information about the project may be consulted on the project page at www.urbandatalab.pt.