Future Cities @ U.Porto João Barros Universidade do Porto
Why do we care about cities?
PortoMidsized European cityMulti-modal transportation systemFiber-optical Internet backboneEntrepreneurial tradition41km2 of Real Life
Universidade do Porto• Founded in 1911 (roots in the 18th century)• 14 different schools• ~31000 students• ~6000 graduate students• ~2300 professors• 70 research institutes
ComputationControl CommunicationArt & Design Social Sciences
1. Form inter-disciplinary teams
2. Build world-class testbeds for urban-scale experiments
3. Work closely with end users from day one
4. Share data sets
5. Solve real-world problems with industry partners
6. Bring the results out to the world.
Future Cities @ U.PortoCollaborators University of Porto Partners KTH School of Engineering Industrial Affiliates UCL School of Psychology and Education Sciences Municipalities Supelec Carnegie Mellon School of Sciences Government Agencies MIT …Scientific Advisory Future Board Test beds & Living labs in Porto Cities