ANDALUCÍA, April 30, 2018.-

The City of Almeria and the Andalusia Smart City Cluster signed a collaboration agreement this morning to promote actions in the city that allow the municipality to advance in its development as an intelligent city, understood as more efficient, sustainable and comfortable for citizens.

The agreement, signed by the mayor of Almeria, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, and the president of the Andalusia Smart City Cluster, Mariano Barroso, contemplates the analysis and detection of needs in the field of urban development to provide solutions, through collaboration with companies and Andalusian technological centers, in the fields of mobility, energy efficiency, the environment and citizen management platforms.

Likewise, the agreement includes the promotion of R & D & i of products, processes and services associated with smart urban infrastructures, advice and collaboration with the City Council for an adequate implementation and execution of the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy. Integrated of Almería-Almería, Ciudad Abierta-, the implementation of pilot projects of new technologies and smart city processes and the promotion of training activities and organization of events related to intelligent urban infrastructures, among other aspects.

As Fernández-Pacheco explained, “with this agreement we embark on a new process to enhance our strategic city planning in order to increase the quality of life and services to our citizens while improving savings and efficiency in the management of resources with the application of innovative technologies and systems typical of smart cities “.

For his part, Mariano Barroso stressed that “through the cluster we began a close collaboration with the City of Almeria to put at your disposal all the technological knowledge and innovations in urban development that Andalusian companies and entities that work in the field of the smart city “.

The president of the cluster has also highlighted the generating effect of business fabric, employment generation and social cohesion that is associated with the implementation of smart city solutions.

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