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Smart cities - SUPSI at EXPO 2017 Astana
16 June 2017
ISAAC and ISEA will participate in the International Conference "Towards Smart Sustainable Cities – Integrated Approaches" organized by Swissuniversities, Swissnex and ZHAW, which will be held at the Nazarbayev University in Astana (Kazakhstan) from 15th to 16th June 2017 at the inauguration of Expo 2017.
Two years after Expo 2015, the international exhibition held in Kazakhstan runs from 10th June to 10th September 2017 with the theme "Future energy", the energy of the future. Expo 2017 focuses global attention on new methods of energy generation from sustainable sources to meet the growing global demand. An event that will serve to gather and raise awareness of the most innovative technologies and policies in the field of energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Within the context of Expo 2017, a delegation of Swiss researchers from Universities for Applied Science (Swissuniversities), including Roman Rudel – director of the Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment (ISAAC) of SUPSI and Bruno Storni of the Institute for Systems and Applied Electronics (ISEA) – will meet colleagues in Kazakhstan for the purpose of exchanging expertise and sharing ideas about the city of the future that will have to be smart, or more precisely become intelligent and sustainable.
On 15th and 16th June 2017, at the international conference "Toward Smart Sustainable Cities – Integrated Approaches", Roman Rudel will present a smart grid approach based on intelligent algorithms developed by SUPSI and demonstrate how the application of photovoltaic energy in urban areas represents a source for smart and sustainable cities. It will also present the mobility Project GoEco!, the smart-phone application for sustainable mobility created by SUPSI in collaboration with the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich.
Also within the context of the International Conference "Toward Smart Sustainable Cities – Integrated Approaches", Bruno Storni will present the practical example of the Gordola Aqueduct as an integrated approach of sustainable and rational management of drinking water, energy and investment. The Gordola project (2010 Watt d'or award), in progress for 15 years, has developed a gradual and regular reorganisation and modernisation of the aqueduct by adopting and integrating both technological innovations and good management practices optimising both consumption and costs.