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.Read More
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.Read More
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 objectsRead More
Singapore is increasingly becoming a Smart Nation thanks to dozens of technological projects to collect data about citizen’s lives.Read More
We present The Video of the Smart Cities Webinar for the benefit of those who missed it.Read More
This new model of Smart City 3.0 still needs the support and investment of politicians and private companies.Read More
MCS Webinar: the 28th of July.
We invite all of you to attend this webinar on the 28th of July at 14:00 CEST.
There are many tourist companies that are already implementing Internet applications to different objects to enhance tourist experiences in destinations, hotels and attractions...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The main concept is that Smart Cities are platforms for innovation, and perfect tools for technological development.Read More
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.Read More
GUSTAVO ROMANILLOS, PROFESSOR AT MCS: “My students learn how to use IT-based analytics tools and models in a creative, critical and sensible way.”Read More
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).Read More
The city of London is one of the world's best examples of what a Smart City should be.Read More
MCS organizsed an interesting workshop about e-mobility in cities. Electric Cars and Smart Cities, a Business Approach to a New Mobility Model.Read More
Antonio Jose Lopez, a student of MCS and Telefónica Product Manager: "Before making a Smart City you need to know how a city works."Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Stefan Holst, who came to MCS to give us a lecture about the Zero Carbon Masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.Read More
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.
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?
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”.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Richard Forman, ecological 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.Read More
MCS Admission and Scholarships’ Committee has decided to grant a scholarship to the following students for the academic years 2015 and 2016:Read More
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.
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.