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5 jobs that Smart Cities Will Create for Us

5 jobs that Smart Cities Will Create for Us


We will not only need experts in Smart Cities. The cities of the future will change the perspective of certain current jobs and will cause them to evolve to places that we have not imagined.

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Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona, a New Opportunity for Public Administration

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona, a New Opportunity for Public Administration


This year SCEWC will put special emphasis on new trends in urban development in collaborative economy and commons, energy innovation, sustainable mobility, co-creation and open data.

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Connectivity, Memory and Energy for Smart Cities

Connectivity, Memory and Energy for Smart Cities


The connectivity challenge is easy to pass, as we are living through incredible developments on it: 3G, 4G, Lifi, etc. But the next step in connectivity will be the IoT, where the Network technology has begun to incorporate day-to-day objects

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Singapore Smart City… or Smart Nation?

Singapore Smart City… or Smart Nation?


Singapore is increasingly becoming a Smart Nation thanks to dozens of technological projects to collect data about citizen’s lives.

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MCS Presents: The Video of the Smart Cities Webinar (for those who missed it)

MCS Presents: The Video of the Smart Cities Webinar (for those who missed it)


We present The Video of the Smart Cities Webinar for the benefit of those who missed it.

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Smart Cities 3.0, the New City for Citizens

Smart Cities 3.0, the New City for Citizens


This new model of Smart City 3.0 still needs the support and investment of politicians and private companies.

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MCS Webinar: Everything you ever wanted to know about Smart Cities (but could never ask)

MCS Webinar: Everything you ever wanted to know about Smart Cities (but could never ask)


MCS Webinar: the 28th of July.
We invite all of you to attend this webinar on the 28th of July at 14:00 CEST.

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Internet of things and tourism

Internet of things and tourism


There are many tourist companies that are already implementing Internet applications to different objects to enhance tourist experiences in destinations, hotels and attractions...

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Smart Cities in India

Smart Cities in India


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International Conference in City Sciences

International Conference in City Sciences


The International Conference in City Sciences was in Santiago de Chile the 16th and 17th of June 2016. Here, we have outlined the field trip taken by MCS students.

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Great Success at the International Conference of City Sciences in Santiago de Chile

Great Success at the International Conference of City Sciences in Santiago de Chile


Last week, Santiago de Chile held the 2nd International Conference on City Sciences, an event organized by MCS, the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, the Universidad de Desarrollo de Chile and the Tongji University in Beijing, with the support of Telefónica I+D and Corfo.

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DANIEL SARASA: “MCS has a great entrepreneurial atmosphere”

DANIEL SARASA: “MCS has a great entrepreneurial atmosphere”


The main concept is that Smart Cities are platforms for innovation, and perfect tools for technological development. 

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Jordi Joly, professor for the MCS: “Smart Cities are the real engines of the future”

Jordi Joly, professor for the MCS: “Smart Cities are the real engines of the future”


Cities are consolidated as the main agents in the service of future society. In cities you can also find a multitude of elements linked to new technologies, digitization, innovation and development.

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AI Lab for Future Cities

AI Lab for Future Cities


Created by Ajit Jaokar at citysciences, the aim of the lab is to explore cross domain, complex, AI related problems for future cities

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?Gustavo Romanillos, professor at MCS

?Gustavo Romanillos, professor at MCS


GUSTAVO ROMANILLOS, PROFESSOR AT MCS: “My students learn how to use IT-based analytics tools and models in a creative, critical and sensible way.”

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Madrid, In the Way of Smart Cities

Madrid, In the Way of Smart Cities


These are some of the most interesting projects, plans and initiatives that we are seeing in the capital of Spain (home of Masters in City Sciences).

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London, the Global Smart City

London, the Global Smart City


The city of London is one of the world's best examples of what a Smart City should be.

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Electric Cars and Smart Cities, a Business Approach to a New Mobility Model

Electric Cars and Smart Cities, a Business Approach to a New Mobility Model


MCS organizsed an interesting workshop about e-mobility in cities. Electric Cars and Smart Cities, a Business Approach to a New Mobility Model.

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Before making a Smart City you need to know how a city works

Before making a Smart City you need to know how a city works


Antonio Jose Lopez, a student of MCS and Telefónica Product Manager: "Before making a Smart City you need to know how a city works."

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Internet of Things, the Visible Part of Smart Cities

Internet of Things, the Visible Part of Smart Cities


Internet of Things is linked to the concept of big data. Indeed, it is essential to collect good data to create plans and models that increase citizens’ quality of life.

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Smart Grid for Smart Cities

Smart Grid for Smart Cities


Technological companies are increasingly interested in these kind of networks. Thus, companies such as Ethernet, IP, Siemens, Ericsson Telefónica, Cisco or Endesa are investing in start-ups based on this concept. 

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Madrid hosts the Smart Cities National Congress

Madrid hosts the Smart Cities National Congress


At the Congress, numerous experts on different areas have talked about issues like Social Innovation, Urban Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Government, Economy, Smart Tourist Destinations, Islands and Smart Rural Areas. 

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City Sciences… a new point of view about Smart Cities

City Sciences… a new point of view about Smart Cities


MCS conceives Smart City as an identity, a unique and defined strategy with a holistic approach to coordinate different aspects that define urban life: transportation, economy, environment, politics, administration, urban planning... 

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The best Smart Cities of Europe… according to the Master in City Sciences

The best Smart Cities of Europe… according to the Master in City Sciences


According to the main rankings of Smart Cities in the world, made both by private and public organizations, these would be the 5 most intelligent cities in Europe nowadays.

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New awareness for new transportation models

New awareness for new transportation models


José Holguín-Veras work is based on the economic principles of transport. He develops models to make transportation more efficient, not just economically, but also for citizens’ life quality.

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Juan de Dios Ortuzar: “We need data to make good decisions in Transport Planning”

Juan de Dios Ortuzar: “We need data to make good decisions in Transport Planning”


Juan de Dios Ortuzar was in MSC to give us two lectures about Transport and Mobility. Full time professor at the Academic College of Engineering, PUC, since 1972, he is a pioneer in the development of discrete choice models and its applications to assess willingness to pay to reduce externalities (accidents, noise and pollution).

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Grants, lectures and conferences… keys of the agreement between COAM and UPM-MCS-MCH

Grants, lectures and conferences… keys of the agreement between COAM and UPM-MCS-MCH


UPM and the COAM, have reached a collaboration agreement whereby both institutions will join forces to promote the philosophy and values of the two main UPM architecture masters.

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Salvador Rueda at COAM: “We need a new model for Urbanism in the 21st century”

Salvador Rueda at COAM: “We need a new model for Urbanism in the 21st century”


Salvador Rueda, director of the Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency and one of the world's greatest experts in Urban Ecosystem, appeared last Friday at the Madrid Official College of Architects (COAM) to talk about this area.

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Stefan Holst, at MCS: “Urban design, climate, energy and infrastructure… Experts able to integrally look onto all these fields are essential”

Stefan Holst, at MCS: “Urban design, climate, energy and infrastructure… Experts able to integrally look onto all these fields are essential”


Stefan Holst, who came to MCS to give us a lecture about the Zero Carbon Masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.

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Smart Cities for elderly people by Elena Villalba

Smart Cities for elderly people by Elena Villalba


Elena Villalba, Assistant Professor at Technical University of Madrid and Senior Researcher at the Center for Biomedical Tecnhnology, was in MSC to give us a special class about elderly people necessities in the Smart Cities of the future.

With 11 years of experience in eHealth, Elena has participated in 13 international research projects funded by the European Commission. Her deep knowledge has given her a different perspective about this collective and its role in society.

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Claudio Feijóo: How should we use our technology?

Claudio Feijóo: How should we use our technology?


Claudio Feijóo, MSc and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from Technical University of Madrid (UPM), was in MSC to give us a Master Class about Smart Cities and new technologies disruptions.

Feijóo has been studying evolution and socio-economic impact of information technologies in modern society for 20 years, always from a multidisciplinary perspective: economy, engineering, digital content, mobile communications, energy efficiency, augmented reality…
Dr. Feijóo is also known for his work in public and private companies around the world, and during these days in Madrid he talked about the next generation of Smart Cities. What would happen in our cities in 20 years? How can we use technology to increase citizens’ quality of life and make cities more attractive for living?

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Xiangnin Lin, Jariego and Bettencourt, confirmed for the International Conference on City Sciences:

Xiangnin Lin, Jariego and Bettencourt, confirmed for the International Conference on City Sciences:


Xiangning Li (Deputy dean and Full Professor in History, Theory and Criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning), Luis Bettencourt (Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute) and Francisco J. Jariego (current Director of Industrial Internet of Things and Member of the Executive Committee of Telefónica I + D (Research & Development)) are some of the experts who have already confirmed their attendance to the International Conference on City Sciencies that will take place in Santiago de Chile next June 16th and 17th under the title: “New Architectures, Infrastructures and Services for New Cities”.

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Salvador Rueda Open Lecture: Systemic Urbanism

Salvador Rueda Open Lecture: Systemic Urbanism


Salvador Rueda, Director of Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency, will come to Madrid next February 19th to talk about Systemic Urbanism. This Master Class starts the collaboration between MSC-UPM and the Madrid College of Architects (COAM), with a series of lectures from experts about Smart Cities.

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Kazys Varnelis: The Invisible City

Kazys Varnelis: The Invisible City


Kazys Varnelis, architecture historian and theorizer, specialized in network culture, went to MSC to explain us the concept of “Invisible City” and its consequences. Invisible City is the part of the modern city that is not visible to the naked eye. Varnelis is Director of the Network Architectural Lab at Columbia University, which investigates the impact of computation and communications on architecture.

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Why Urban Ecology?

Why Urban Ecology?


The world population growth, combined with a relentless migration from rural to urban areas, is causing a severe exploitation of the limited resources of the planet. For example, half of the world, 3 billion people, lives in cities. In one generation, by 2030, they will be 5 billion. Furthermore, we have 20 megacities in the world today, and they will be almost 30 in 2030: It was just one in 1975. This “urban tsunami” is quickly and forcefully spreading across the planet. According to UN projections, population will exceed 9 billion people by 2050.

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Big Data: How Computers Can Learn

Big Data: How Computers Can Learn


Large enterprises, research centers, cities or public entities, all are surfing the Smart City wave; different players with different conceptions of the same topic. However, the Telecom idea, based on Internet of Things, Big Data, Visualization, Machine Learning and even Deep Learning, is quickly spreading due to the expectations for its Return on Investment.

Ajit Jaokar is an expert on this Telecom vision of a Smart City. He came to the MCS to explain how the Internet of Things may improve citizens´ quality of life.

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Master in City Sciences sponsors the International Conference on City Sciences in Santiago de Chile

Master in City Sciences sponsors the International Conference on City Sciences in Santiago de Chile


Driving urban infrastructure modernization, improving citizen life by means of technology, sustainable innovation, wide band, Big Data… These are some of the subjects that will be discussed at the International Conference on City Sciences, that will take place at Santiago de Chile on the 16th and 17th of June.

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Richard Forman Open Lecture

Richard Forman Open Lecture


Richard Formanecological urbanism father, is coming to the MCS the next 15th and 16th of January. He is a worldwide recognized expert in this field. MCS Participants will have the chance to attend his lectures and trip around the Madrid region profiting from his vision in the whole route.

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Red.es scholarships resolution 2015-16

Red.es scholarships resolution 2015-16


MCS Admission and Scholarships’ Committee has decided to grant a scholarship to the following students for the academic years 2015 and 2016:

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Red.es scholarships call

Red.es scholarships call


OBJECTIVES

The public company under the Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, as part of the Digital Agenda for Spain (Red.es)
and Master in City Sciences convene together a scholarship program to study the Master in City Sciences during its Second Edition, from 29 October 2015 to 30 September 2016. MCS is located at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. The purpose of this call is to promote the training of ICT professionals to respond to the growing demand for new professionals in areas such as Smart Cities and Big Data.

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MCS Students’ Final Presentations

MCS Students’ Final Presentations


As a closure for the first edition of the MCS 2014/2015, final presentations from all students were held at the School of Architecture of Madrid.
Among invited tutors and professors were Jose? Mari?a de Lapuerta, MCS Director; Andre?s Monzo?n, Transport and Mobility coordinator, and Sergio Ramos, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Management coordinator and VentureLab director, who carried the session as tutor for all the Master Final Thesis.
Also were invited Toma?s F. Serna, lawyer and invited professor within the VentureLab area, and Luis Eduardo Dejo, Senior Design Researcher and Innovation Strategist at Telefonica I+D.
Students presented their work both within the VentureLab and also as their research Master Final Thesis.

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