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Old December 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #21
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gothicform thanks for your insite.

I think this project will suprisse and amase lots of people. And is important that we starting developing this way. Put technology at service of people not the other way around.
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"Imobiliaria" magazine article on the PlanIT Valley's facebook official group.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #23
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Seams that PV just created a bank to finance the project.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #24
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Μια hi-tech πρότυπη πράσινη πόλη στην Πορτογαλία
Θα μπορούσε μία πόλη να γίνει πρότυπο οικολογίας, αξιοποιώντας έναν υπερυπολογιστή ο οποίος θα ελέγχει τη λειτουργία κάθε υποδομής, ώστε να χρησιμοποιεί ενέργεια αποκλειστικά από ΑΠΕ και να περιορίσει δραστικά τις ανάγκες σε πόσιμο νερό; Αυτό πιστεύει η Living PlanIT, μία ομάδα από εταιρείες-κολοσσούς στον χώρο της πληροφορικής όπως η Cisco, διεθνή αρχιτεκτονικά γραφεία και επιστήμονες από αμερικανικά πανεπιστήμια, η οποία σε μερικούς μήνες θα ξεκινήσει την κατασκευή του PlanIT Valley – ενός πρωτότυπου «πράσινου» οικισμού 150.000 κατοίκων στα περίχωρα της πόλης Paredes στη νότια Πορτογαλία που αναμένεται να ολοκληρωθεί μέχρι το 2015. Και ο οποίος, σε αντίθεση με άλλες οικοπόλεις που βρίσκονται ήδη υπό κατασκευή, θα βασίζεται σε έναν κεντρικό ηλεκτρονικό «εγκέφαλο» που θα παρακολουθεί και θα ρυθμίζει όσο το δυνατόν πιο αποτελεσματικά τη διαχείριση των φυσικών πόρων, μειώνοντας δραστικά την επιβάρυνση στο περιβάλλον.

Σύμφωνα με τους κατασκευαστές, ένας τέτοιος υπερυπολογιστής είναι απαραίτητος για να συντονίζει τη λειτουργία των βιοκλιματικών κτιρίων του PlanIT Valley, από τη στιγμή που τα κτίρια αυτά θα εξασφαλίζουν τα ίδια ένα μεγάλο ποσοστό από το ρεύμα που καταναλώνουν, χρησιμοποιώντας ηλιακά πάνελ και ανεμογεννήτριες, συμπληρωματικά με τα αιολικά και φωτοβολταϊκά πάρκα που θα ηλεκτροδοτούν την πόλη. Ετσι, η πορτογαλική οικόπολη θα διαθέτει 100 εκατομμύρια αισθητήρες εγκατεστημένους σε κάθε οίκημά της, ώστε το υπολογιστικό σύστημα να γνωρίζει ανά πάσα στιγμή πόσες κιλοβατώρες ρεύματος παράγουν τα πάρκα και κάθε κτίριο ξεχωριστά, αλλά και πόσες χρειάζεται κάθε οίκημα για να λειτουργήσει – λαμβάνοντας υπόψη του τον αριθμό των ανθρώπων που βρίσκονται μέσα σε αυτό, ή την εσωτερική του θερμοκρασία και υγρασία.

Από αυτά τα δεδομένα, που αναμένεται να ξεπερνούν τα 5 petabyte κάθε ημέρα, ο «εγκέφαλος» της πόλης θα έχει τη δυνατότητα να κατανείμει την ενέργεια σε κάθε κτίριο ανάλογα με τις ανάγκες του, ρυθμίζοντας παράλληλα πόσο από το συνολικά παραγόμενο ρεύμα θα δαπανάται εκείνη τη στιγμή σε όλη την πόλη και πόσο θα αποθηκεύεται για να χρησιμοποιηθεί αργότερα. Εξάλλου, ο υπολογιστής θα αξιοποιεί επίσης τις μετεωρολογικές προγνώσεις για να προβλέπει την ηλιοφάνεια ή τον άνεμο που θα επικρατεί τις επόμενες ημέρες στην περιοχή, με σκοπό να αποθηκεύει ακόμη περισσότερες κιλοβατώρες σε περίπτωση που οι καιρικές συνθήκες δεν θα είναι ευνοϊκές. Το ίδιο «έξυπνη» όμως θα είναι και η διαχείριση του νερού, καθώς ανάλογοι αισθητήρες θα πληροφορούν τον υπερυπολογιστή σε «πραγματικό χρόνο» για τις ποσότητες ομβρίων υδάτων που βρίσκονται στις δεξαμενές κάθε κτιρίου, έχοντας υποστεί επεξεργασία με ειδικά φίλτρα ώστε να μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν άμεσα στις τουαλέτες ή στο πότισμα. Με συνέπεια, ο οικισμός να καταναλώνει κατά 80% λιγότερο νερό από μία συμβατική κωμόπολη ίδιου αριθμού κατοίκων.

Βέβαια, όλα αυτά τα πλεονεκτήματα θα ήταν άχρηστα αν μία βλάβη στο «κεντρικό νευρικό σύστημα» του PlanIT Valley παρέλυε τη λειτουργία της οικόπολης. Ωστόσο, οι κατασκευαστές της έχουν προβλέψει επίσης την εγκατάσταση αυτόνομων ηλεκτρονικών συστημάτων σε κάθε κτίριο, τα οποία θα μπορούν να υποκαταστήσουν τον κεντρικό υπολογιστή σε περίπτωση που αυτός τεθεί για κάποιο λόγο εκτός λειτουργίας.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 01:41 AM   #25
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Or in Japonese

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データネットワークが支える未来都市を作るLiving PlanIT–大規模土木建設業のIT化はこれからだ

Steve Lewisは、データを世のため人のために役立てたい、と考えている。彼が興したLiving PlanITは、何百社ものパートナーと提携して持続可能な都市を作り、情報技術(IT)によって、企業経営や都市建設の効率を上げることをねらっている。

Living PlanITの目的は、建設産業にハイテクのツールを持ち込み、持続可能でデータを有効に使う都市を作ることだ。この前本誌が紹介したように、ポルトガルですでにプロジェクトが始まっており、その都市では、都市のすべてのビルがネットワークにつながり、水の消費や交通渋滞など、都市のさまざまなデータがリアルタイムで追尾される。

Lewisは、航空機や自動車などの大規模製造業はハイテクを活用して製造過程を効率化しているが、建設産業のコンピュータ利用は今でも、ほとんど設計部門だけに限られていることに注目した。

彼曰く、”そういう古典的な業界が、現代の都市を建設しているのはおかしい”。

Lewisと協同ファウンダのMalcolm HutchinsonはMicrosoft出身で、Living PlanITについて説明するときに、比喩として.NETをよく持ち出す。Living PlanITはWebサービスのプラットホームのようなもので、デベロッパ(コードのデベロッパと都市建設のデベロッパ)が最新のテクノロジを生かした製品を作るために利用する。

都市建設は大きな事業だが、Lewisによれば、センサーのネットワークが張りめぐらされた都市を一から作るほうが、既存の都市を改装するよりも安上がりである。しかし今では、新しい都市作りと、既存の都市(たとえばラスベガス)とのコラボレーションの両方が進められている。

このような、データ化された都市のデータグリッドを、企業も利用できる。たとえばお店のオーナーは、テクノロジには無関心でも、顧客の行動については情報がほしいだろう。Living PlanITは、お店の一角に対話的なスペースを作らせ、センサーからのデータを集めて、適切なコンテンツを顧客に見せる。店舗のオーナーはデータグリッドから、顧客がここに来るまでにどこにいたか、何を買い、何に関心を持ったか、などの情報を知ることができる。

同社はベンチャーキャピタルに依存せず、パートナー各社から徴収する同社の知財の使用料、そしてさらに今後は、未来の都市におけるスペースのレンタル料を収益源とする。パートナーが払う年会費は、大企業で10万ユーロ、小企業で5000ユーロ程度だ。都市がインキュベータとして機能し、各パートナー企業のテクノロジの製品化と、マーケティング、および収益の共有化を進めていく。

Living PlanITはまだ利益を上げていないが、Lewisによれば来年の第三四半期には採算線に達するそうだ。Living PlanITと協働しているパートナー企業は、現在370社、それがLewisの予測では2014年には12000社になる。同社の現在の社員は70名で、今年中には150から200名ぐらいになるそうだ
http://jp.techcrunch.com/archives/20...driven-cities/
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Old December 20th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #26
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News in Chinese:

http://article.yeeyan.org/view/38018/142781
http://www.weather.com.cn/climate/qh.../1195463.shtml
http://www.c-water.com.cn/news/gw/20101101/1242163.html
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Old December 28th, 2010, 04:59 AM   #27
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BACK TO NATURE: PlanIT Valley is a new eco-city being planned in Portugal. The city will collect data from a network of sensors, in the way the human nervous system works. An urban data centre 'brain' will control and recycle waste, water and power. Each building will also have its own computer as a failsafe. Natural features are deliberately used to play a part in the recycling system. This is definitely one to watch. More at NewScientist.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #28
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Find below links to a recent interview of Steve Lewis, CEO of Living Planit. I found them to be inspiring and they also explain the concept and the spirit behind the project:

Part 1:http://videos.immagazine.sapo.pt/en/home/d/620/
Part 2: http://videos.immagazine.sapo.pt/en/home/d/619/
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Follow Living PlanIT on Twitter!

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Que mortinho anda isto, loooooool....
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Thierry Martens on The Economist:
http://ideas.economist.com/presentation/connected-city

Steve on Global Green Cities Symposium.
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PlanIT Valley: A Blueprint for the Smart City

New build smart cities are a phenomenon usually associated with Asia or the Middle East. Whether it is a showcase project like Songdo in South Korea or the massive new city development program being driven by the Chinese government, greenfield sites offer a chance to think afresh about how cities are designed, built, and operated. However, one of the most ambitious new city developments is about to begin in northern Portugal. PlanIT Valley is being built on a 1,700 hectare (4,000 acre) plot in the municipality of Paredes near Porto. The project is being driven by Living PlanIT, which is working closely with the Portuguese authorities and partners such as Cisco and Microsoft to develop an ambitious plan for a new type of urban development.
At the heart of the plans for PlanIT Valley is an innovative design approach that will embed smart technology into the fabric of the city, but PlanIT Valley is not just about technical innovation. The smart infrastructure will provide an open platform for the development and deployment of a wide range of new services (and existing services delivered in new ways). Indeed, the core business model for PlanIT Valley provides the partner companies the chance to cooperate on the development of such services in a uniquely collaborative environment.

A major focus for the project is to improve the inefficiencies of the traditional construction industry. Existing building design and development techniques and processes are inadequate for today’s technology rich and environmentally aware requirements. The Living PlanIT founders saw the opportunity to change the fundamental economics of the building process. Taking lessons from other manufacturing industries – including aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding – they identified a number of core elements that defined the modern manufacturing capability. They are now applying those principles to the construction of PlanIT Valley. By doing so they expect to save 30-40% on traditional building costs, construct buildings 30-50% faster and to a much higher quality, and embed technology into the buildings through modular construction principles. This will also lead to significant savings in operation costs for the buildings based on the use of new materials and designs.
Given the importance of network and sensor technologies to the project, there was also a need for a simple and cost-effective infrastructure that enables easy integration of systems for monitoring and actuating building features and allowing communication between multiple devices and sensors. Living PlanIT acquired its innovative sensor technology from McLaren Electronic Systems, part of the McLaren Group. Based on the electronic control units used in Formula One racing cars, this sensor technology is designed to handle large volumes of critical data in real-time in extreme conditions. The sensor and control technology will be embedded in the Cisco router and IOS software infrastructure to create a high-density network of low-energy and environmentally-hardened sensors, some of which will be embedded in material structures. In total, Living PlanIT expects to have around 100 million sensors (or roughly one per SQ) deployed throughout the city.

The Living PlanIT team includes engineers who were responsible for the development of SOAP, the Microsoft developed standard for web service integration and Microsoft’s .NET architecture. They have utilized the same principles for easy integration to the PlanIT Valley infrastructure, which allow the development of new services and capabilities by partners. For example, PlaceApps allow location based M2M applications to be built using services that interact with building systems such as lighting or heating controls. Steve Lewis, CEO of Living PlanIT refers to this as the iPhone model – a common platform that enables new applications to be built and deployed quickly.

There is a huge amount of work to be done before the first residents are housed around the middle of 2012. The speed of development envisaged for the project will itself present an immense challenge in terms of project management, coordination, and integration. However, it is hard not to admire a project that will put a number of smart city promises to a rigorous test. First, it is challenging accepted assumptions on how cities should be designed and constructed. Secondly, it will show what can be done if connectivity and intelligence are built in to the design from the beginning. Thirdly, it will be a pilot zone for a whole range of new services and, equally important, new types of collaboration.

The attraction of PlanIT Valley as a model for new cities in Asia, the Middle East, and other regions is obvious. But the innovations it is fostering in construction, urban technology platforms, and service design are also of relevance to developers in Europe and North America involved in urban regeneration. It could well be that some of the most exciting insights from PlanIT Valley will not be about how we build new cities, but how we make old ones fit for the 21st century.
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I visited the Living PlanIT homepage and I was surprised by the large quantity of renown companies that have partnered up for this project.

Microsoft, Cisco, Accenture, MIT just to name a few. Besides I really respect the way management has approached the project when it comes to SMEs

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By being less risk-averse and early to develop and deploy new technologies smaller businesses are the driving engines of sustainable change. We expect to recruit up to 10,000 small and medium sized businesses to our partner ecosystem over the next 5 years. As part of Living PlanIT's' business model we focus on creating the right partnering and mentoring environment needed to support and nourish smaller businesses and even start-ups so they can evolve into successful and sustainable businesses of the future.
Which is exactly what Portugal will need in the upcoming years. In other words, develop an innovation based economy and through this project they will be able to create a great foundation for this to happen.
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Microsoft Powers Portuguese Smart City



Lewis: Aims to change not only how cities operate, but how they are built

In the PlanIT Valley project from the Living PlanIT team, 100 million sensors will be deployed over 6.5 square miles in Paredes, Portugal, approximately the size of Manhattan.

As start ups go it is on a scale and ambition quite unlike most others. It involves a plot of 4,125 acres (1,670 hectares), will encompass some 225,000 people, cost about €10 billion and take about four years to complete.

The slightly awkwardly-named Living PlanIT is the plan of Steve Lewis, a former Microsoft executive, to build a brand new city in Paredes, a municipality close to Porto in Portugal which, says Mr. Lewis, will be one of the world’s first purpose-built smart cities. Other smart cities are being developed in New Sangdo in South Korea, Masdar in Abu Dhabi and Dongtan in China.

His company announced this week a partnership with Mr.Lewis’ former employer that integrates Microsoft Connected Government Framework with Living PlanIT’s Urban Operating System (UOS), a real-time control platform that converges cloud computing, deep sensing, simulation, analytics and application services with the fabric of buildings and infrastructure.

Nor is this some pie-in-the-sky dream. So important is the project that the Portuguese government has declared the PlanIT Valley project “national importance” status, which brings with it generous tax breaks among other benefits.

Construction 2.0

Smart cities are a much talked about concept that have intelligence and remote sensors built into the very fabric of the city and its buildings and use computing power to monitor and constantly adjust for optimal efficiency.

But for Mr. Lewis optimization and the application of technology starts long before the first turf is cut. He is attempting to bring technology practices to that most traditional of industries, construction. Arguably this is the hardest task of all.

“About 30% of the cost of a building goes in waste,” he said. “The supply chain does not function properly. Things get over ordered, they get lost or they don’t fit together. In aerospace and ship building there is this detailed design that takes longer in the design phase, but then you simulate all the pieces together and go direct to cutting machines. It saves both time and reduces waste.” The company calls this Xtreme Construction.

“Boeing takes about three months to assemble their 777 aircraft. It took them five years to build their assembly building. The building is way simpler than an aircraft.”

Lack of common protocols

At the heart of the planned city is a mesh of sensors that will be integrated into the buildings. The aim is no less than to provide a “building as a service” infrastructure with a plug-and-play architecture that treats buildings as a platform and allows them to be upgraded as needed. If you want to add a service to a building, it should be able to be slotted in to the building’s network with ease.

The problem historically has been a lack of common protocols among devices and sensors. “Nothing talks very well to anything else. It is a mix of proprietary protocols and a whole load of cabling.” So the first thing Mr. Lewis did was to go out and buy technology from McLaren Electronic Systems, which makes the onboard sensors for Formula One racing. This provides a common protocol for the sensors and actuators to talk to each other.

The next thing, and that was announced yesterday, was to set up a cloud-based computing environment that would allow the data from those sensors to be gathered, analyzed, and acted on. Microsoft is providing that cloud.

So how does this work in practice and what does a smart city actually deliver? Turning out the lights in rooms that aren’t being used is pretty common place. What about something more extreme? “Say you were in a fire,” suggests Mr. Lewis. “The emergency services turn up but have no idea what you have been exposed to. But if you have smart sensors in the room that monitor and sample air quality, then that information can be immediately accessible to the emergency services and the hospital when you get there.”

Why Microsoft?

The choice of Microsoft, rather than an open standard, may be surprising, but Mr. Lewis was unapologetic. “We don’t have 10 years to figure this out. How can the largest number of innovators in the world participate in this? Microsoft has by far the largest number of partners in the world, an order of magnitude larger than anyone else. We need that scale.

Microsoft’s Azure, which is built on .NET, allows us to run a common platform across a whole city landscape. Our Urban Operating System integrates into that.”

PlanIT plans to make its money in a number of ways, part of which is to throw open its own app store and take the usual “app tax”. Mr. Lewis said details of that have yet to be worked out, but it was not likely to be as high as the current rate levied by Apple.

Two obvious problem areas spring to mind: privacy and security. Building as platform is a nice idea, but you don’t want rogue apps taking control of your building, disabling the security or playing havoc with the air conditioning. And secondly the idea that the entire city is wired with sensors that could track your every move is a rather chilling one.

“One of the things we have done is to separate the physical identity from a virtual identity. It’s possible to gather “avatarial” data about that individual without knowing who that person is. If that data is providing data to that individual, then they will share it. But the important thing is that they are in control of it. It is up to them.”
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An extract from article. It seems that the project is moving

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À tarde, e já na Câmara Municipal de Paredes, o líder do PSD participou numa reunião de trabalho com os responsáveis da Living PlanIT e de algumas das multinacionais que serão parceiras no desenvolvimento do projecto PlanIT Valley em Paredes, casos da Microsoft, Cisco, Quintain Estates ou Critical Software, além de instituições como a Universidade do Porto ou CESPU.
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In the afternoon, and already in the City Walls, the PSD leader attended a working meeting with the heads of Living Planit and some of the multinationals that will be partners in developing the project PlanIt Valley-Wall, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Quintain Estates or Critical Software, and institutions like the University of Porto or CESPU.
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Cisco cements position as IT master planner for world's greenest city

Networking giant strengthens role in highly ambitious PlanIT Valley smart city project

Plans to build the world's greenest city took a step towards reality today after networking firm Cisco cemented its position as the project's IT master planner and agreed to build a global innovation centre at the site.

Cisco and technology startup Living PlanIT today announced a strategic alliance valued at an undisclosed sum, and a definitive framework agreement to develop new business models for city management at PlanIT Valley, near Paredes in northern Portugal.

Cisco was confirmed as the master planner for IT, communications design and architecture for the clean tech hub, and will now develop ways of applying its Smart+Connected Communities technology to the project.

The two companies will also build a Global Innovation Centre in PlanIT Valley which will explore how a connected sensor network can be used in the management of buildings and energy, electric vehicles, smart-grid monitoring and smart metering. These sensors monitor and control temperature, vibration, pressure, power, sound and video.

The agreement signed today builds on work by the two companies started in 2009 and a letter of intent signed last year.

Wim Elfrink, Cisco chief globalisation officer and executive vice president for emerging solutions, said that the deals mark a step forward in the development of smart cities networking technology.

"With the establishment of this strategic alliance in Portugal, and Cisco's appointment as the master planner for the communications architecture of PlanIT Valley, we stand centre stage in the global spotlight to enable the creation of new sustainable industries and to open up new revenue opportunities for cities and countries around the world," he said.
Living PlanIT has been working on the highly ambitious project for several years, requiring a €2bn investment for the first phase alone. Building will start in the last quarter of this year for that first phase, including a hotel, houses and apartments, schools, research and development units and offices.

Completion for the whole project is expected within five years, by which time it could provide a home for up to 200,000 people, and act as a demonstration site for the company's portfolio of design and building technologies.
Those two features combined are expected to result in a high-tech city boasting negligible greenhouse gas emissions.

Professor João Barros, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Universidade do Porto, explained that PlanIT Valley offers "stunning opportunities" for understanding and developing a wide range of urban technologies and services which will lead to smarter cities.

"In the process, a large ecosystem of companies is emerging which can leverage and boost the talent, knowledge and entrepreneurship that characterises the Universidade do Porto's faculty, staff and students," he said.
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Edelman Wins Five-Year Brief To Handle Comms For Portugal's PlanIT Valley Deal

The firm behind PlanIT Valley, Europe's largest smart city development, has called in Edelman to handle its product and b2b comms in a five-year contract.

Urban technology specialist Living PlanIT is constructing PlanIT Valley, a technology-filled zero-carbon city. The fully wired community of 110,000 will be based in Paredes, north Portugal. The project is due to be completed by 2015.

Edelman will promote the PlanIT Valley outside of Portugal to potential investors, partners and customers.

Cairbre Sugrue, Edelman's UK MD of technology, said: 'With the earth's population set to nearly double by 2050, and the majority of people expected to be living in cities, the pressure to create more sustainable urban environments is huge. We will be working to address one of the most fundamental problems facing this planet.'

As part of the wider campaign, the company wants Edelman to help promote its plans to explore how a connected sensor network can be used in the management of buildings. These sensors can monitor and control pressure, power, sound, video, temperature and vibration. The city will also be home to a global innovation centre, helping researchers develop urban city blueprints for the future.

Edelman will work closely with Kreab Gavin Anderson, which has a global brief for Living PlanIT's investor and financial comms, and government relations.
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Hitachi links up with 'world's greenest' city

Living PlanIT and Japanese firm to develop technology platform for PlanIT Valley in Portugal

Living PlanIT and Hitachi Consulting today confirmed they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the technology start-up's Urban Operating System – a technology platform to centrally manage city systems, such as infrastructure, transportation and buildings.

Hitachi Consulting president Hiroshi Ashibe said the Urban Operating System was too complex to be developed by a single company.

"Society and urban life are becoming more globalised and complex," he said. "To use resources effectively in such a society, we must have an accurate, up-to-date understanding of the state of the real world and use that knowledge to devise a system where people and machines can make smarter decisions and act with greater insight.

"However, such a system cannot be realised by just one company. Many companies with a range of experience, know-how and technology must join forces and make a scalable and replicable system."

Living PlanIT has been working for several years on highly ambitious plans to build an entirely new city for 225,000 people on a 17 sq km site in the Municipality of Paredes in northern Portugal, dubbed PlanIT Valley.

The PlanIT Valley development is intended to be a major clean-tech hub, providing a home to 110,000 researchers and engineers, as well as a demonstration of Living PlanIT's portfolio of design and building technologies, which combined are expected to result in a high-tech city that boasts "negligible" greenhouse gas emissions.
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