Future Cities

2014 - Future Cities
According to the United Nations, 70% of the world's population is expected to live in cities by 2050. This global trend is leading to the deterioration of the cities' public facilities and the citizens' quality of life, imposing unparallel set of challenges.
The Future Cities Project is a FP7 funded project intended to reverse this negative trend. It aims at unlocking the full potential of interdisciplinary research in urban technologies, as well as strengthening knowledge transfer activities in close cooperation with local and global industrial partners.

The Future Cities Project focuses on the concept of future city as an urban environment centered on human needs, while exploiting the massive use of ICT embedded in the city fabric. By working with teams of different areas, the Future Cities Project promotes and strengthens interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer to the Portuguese industry.

Being a project of the University of Porto, and because of its multidisciplinary nature, the Future Cities involves research groups from several faculties such as Engineering (FEUP), Psychology (FPCEUP) and Sciences (FCUP).

In this project, Micro I/O is responsible for the development and test platform for the acquisition of environmental data for installation in fixed and mobile points (STCP buses) of Porto, coordinated by the Centre of Competence for Cities of the Future of University Porto.