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Enhanced URBAN planning for AGE-friendly cities through disruptive technologies

Objective

Adapting urban environments to current challenges requires a multidisciplinary understanding of interrelated and complex phenomena. In the context of digital-era massive data production and enhanced analytical capacities, there is still enormous untapped potential in the use of disruptive technologies to support evidence-based decision-making processes in the field of urban planning. Moreover, the impact that such technologies may have in the current urban planning practice is yet to be assessed. Urban planning decision-making involves multiple stakeholders in complex governance settings. Such decisions should be evidence-based, and their results continuously evaluated to correct unwanted impacts, but this is not yet the prevalent paradigm.
Using disruptive technologies in the urban planning decision-making process bears the risk of excluding some parts of the population; in particular, older adults, who are less digitally literate and might show distrust of decisions and engagement based on technology. At the same time, European cities are facing the challenge of adapting to an increasing aging population, so it is crucial to engage this part of the population in decision making processes.
In this context, URBANAGE aims at assessing the potential benefits, risks and impact of implementing a long-term sustainable framework for data-driven decision-making in the field of urban planning for aging well in cities. This model will be developed through an inclusive co-creation strategy with relevant stakeholders (public servants) and users (older adults) and based on a decision-support Ecosystem that integrates multidimensional Big Data analysis; modelling and simulation with Artificial Intelligence algorithms, visualization through Urban Digital twins and gamification for enhanced engagement purposes. Based on a thorough understanding of users’ needs, it will be validated by piloting use-cases in three local planning systems in Europe (Helsinki, Santander and Flander).

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 400 000

Participants (11)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 739 906,25
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 402 760
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Unioninkatu 24
00130 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 274 062,50
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANTANDER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 312,50
Address
Plaza Del Ayuntamiento 1
39001 Santander
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 000
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 650 625
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 391 875
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSULTING INFORMATICO DE CANTABRIASL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 625
Address
Calle Isabel Torres Sn Bloque 3 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabri
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
21C CONSULTANCY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
The Work Place, Ladbroke Grove 105
W11 1PG London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 51 862,50
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 3A
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other