Alicia Asín advocates 'veracracy' to improve quality of life in cities

Alicia Asín advocates ‘veracracy’ to improve quality of life in cities

A technology at the service of citizens, Libelium CEO Alicia Asín defended yesterday while speaking at the ‘Redesigning the city 2030’ conference organized by Mobility City and the Spanish digital industry Association (Ametic).

“We see a significant increase” Respiratory diseases in cities and the impact of sick leave this is why and this is equivalent 2% of GDP. we could avoid it“There is a lack of awareness,” he said, “but “from the data we collect we include citizens and politicians know if the measures taken based on that data are working or not.”

«Companies have a responsibility to ensure the quality and reliability of this data; and public administrations, transmit them with the greatest transparency it is possible for citizens to share in the successes or failures of the measures they adopt”, the Libelium directive abounded. “It’s not a profession to separate politicians, but to be able to bring ourselves together in a common discourse to help improve the quality of life in cities,” he said. So he summed it up: “‘datacracy’ culture can lead us to a higher quality democracy».

Libelium CEO is convinced that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the best ally for the development of SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals.take the opportunity not only to install technology in cities, but also to communicate with citizens differently, be accountable and more transparent».

Libelium CEO encouraged Leverage IoT to advance health and sustainability in cities Remembering that now technology allows it, it has evolved from tracking and accessing data to a second phase that can be “chewed or optimized by an artificial intelligence algorithm that delivers outputs” and a third, “blockchain”, to use it, assuring that “data is secure and quality”.

The Mobility City conference served to present the document on air quality measurement conducted by Libelium in collaboration with Ametic and Fundación Ibercaja.

«It’s not just about capturing the data, it’s transmitting it, and it’s not just measuring the quality of the outside air. –A report by the World Health Organization acknowledges that nine out of ten people breathe air with pollutants exceeding recommended limits– but also inside The proportion of houses that are 2 to 5 times more polluted,” said María Teresa Linaza from Vicomtech, citing the example of a group of Basque companies working on energy efficiency and improving indoor air quality.

Although there is still much to be done, the mayor of ZaragozaJorge Azcón reviews his great commitment to sustainability. Self-declared as a ‘fan’ of Alicia Asín, Libelium said that before taking up her current role, she collaborated on a project to be established alongside the ‘El bosque de los zaragozanos’ initiative. sensors on buses that act as mobile weather stationss. He also talked about the projected 1.7 million investment in Mercazaragoza, as well as the investment made with European funds, with 68 electric buses running around the city this year and 40 next year, one-third of a 350-seat fleet. to install renewable energy.

Lola Ortiz, managing director of Madrid City Council Planning and Mobility Infrastructures, and managing director of the Ibercaja Foundation, José Luis Rodrigo Escrig, who warned that “climate change will affect the way of life of the cities of the future”, called for the integration of mobility into the adaptation strategy to the 2030 Agenda.

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