Smart Cities and People
|Smart Cities and People is an inter-disciplinary research thematic strand, providing the base for the development of innovative technological, economic, social, environmental and wellbeing-related integrated solutions in complex urban centers. This research framework views the cities as complex non- linear systems, emphasizing links between energy, transportation systems, information and communication technologies for sustainability, security and economic growth. The trajectory of Sustainable Cities development can have a significant impact on outcomes, such as quality of life, carbon emissions, energy use, commuting costs and health.
This is an inter-disciplinary research thematic strand, that will focus on five main key areas, aligned with Horizon 2020, which is focused on using scientific models, methodologies and technologies for enhancing human quality of life, thus leading to healthier, innovation and secure societies. Following a person-centred approach, it deals directly with individuals and groups of individuals. HSP endorses some important priorities of Societal Challenges subscribed in the Horizon 2020 program, namely: health and well-being, innovative and security. In the next seven years 25% of EU citizens will be over the age of 60. An aging population opens a considerable sort of concerns, namely: understanding health, wellbeing and disease; preventing and diagnosing disease; treating and managing disease; active ageing and self-management of health; methods and knowledge; health care provision and integrated care.