Through small and low cost sensing stations that can be installed in the urban infrastructure, it is possible to create a dynamic high-level map of indicators on air quality, noise pollution levels, temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and luminosity. Using this high level map in articulation with the data collected using a small number of certified sensing stations (usually high-cost stations), cities will be able to define dynamic urban policies, namely on mobility and energy.


Smart Environmental Quality

Major Requirements:

• Assessment of specific requirements from the city involved
• Adaptation of the existing solution according to such needs
• Testing application pilot in a controlled real environment
• Refinement of application’s performance according to the feedback gathered
• Scale up the solution to a broader coverage
• Deployment of solution in city

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

• CO2 emissions reduction of 40% (SEAP Plan – from 2004 until 2020)
• Improve 20% of the energy efficiency (Covenant of Mayors)
• Introduction of 20% of renewable energy (Covenant of Mayors)
• Improvement of the quality of life of the citizens (PEDU)

Measurement Methods:

In order to assess the benefits for the city and its citizens, the Methodologies in use will consist of direct and indirect methodologies and studies of the quality of life of the citizens. These will be applied and developed by external agencies such as the Agency for Energy, who will work in collaboration with the municipality in this project.


This project will leverage on FIWARE (, a public, royalty-free and open source platform that eases the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. Besides being one of the reference platforms for GCTC 2016, FIWARE is contributing to the International Technical Working Group on IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework launched by NIST. FIWARE brings the NGSI standard API which represents a pivot point for Interoperability and Portability of smart city applications and services.

Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability:

Such FIWARE NGSI API is one of the pillars of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (, a driven-by-implementation initiative that works to address the needs from the cities avoiding vendor lock-in, comparability to benchmark performance, and easy sharing of best practices. There are currently 89 cities from 19 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific who have officially joined this initiative, including the city of Porto.

Project Impacts:

• Strategic contribute for urban planning
• Decision support systems for civil protection
• Improved public image
• Platform to interact with citizens


Phase I Pilot/Demonstration June 2016:
Deployment of application pilot in a real environment, testing the performance with a set of early adopters

Phase II Deployment June 2017:
Deployment of application in the city

Team Information: Team Lead:
Rui A. Cota, Citibrain ([email protected])

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