The Smart City Cohesive Model is a guide and structure for the interconnection of technologies that make all the services and infrastructures of a smart city work. It aims to guide the transformation and adaptation of our cities towards intelligent models for managing the resources a city needs to function, improving the quality of life of its inhabitants and providing technological solutions tailored to their needs, as our cities become the engine of societal change.
Urban transformation through disruptive technologies and smart management systems
The SCCM is organised and structured in different layers or levels that are interrelated and all coordinated by a central data processing and management node, from which all the parameters and data collected by the different infrastructures that are part of the services and elements that make the city work can be monitored.
Each of the control and management layers that make up the SCCM is in turn coordinated by a communication and data processing node or nexus for that layer or level (for example, the ecosystem layer that manages all the “green” parts of a city, such as its parks, trees and landscaped areas), so that all the data collected by the IoT, communication and monitoring networks is monitored and analysed in its own “Central Layer Node” (CCN). All the processing nodes at each layer are then in turn regulated and coordinated by an AI-monitored central nexus (NCG), which helps engineers and local authorities make sense of the millions of data packets, information and content that a city generates on a daily basis.
A blockchain-based platform for managing the cities of the future
The SCCM includes a blockchain-based platform to monitor, collect data and manage smart city services and infrastructure. IoT network data from each layer of the MCCI is dumped directly into the blockchain, enabling secure internet verification and transactions, data storage and execution of smart contracts, enabling us to revolutionise Smart City management with solutions to coordinate, integrate and control different city services with transparency, efficiency and privacy.
A digital twin to monitor the smart city
All the data collected by the city’s sensors and available to the city’s technical and administrative services will be securely stored in a blockchain network, and there will be multiple options for using this data to analyse the behaviour of the city’s systems and infrastructure. To this end, the SCCM involves the creation of a complete digital model of the city, where we can see in real time the evolution and status of the parts we are monitoring.
The technical development of this project is part of the work of the IDHUS to collaborate in the improvement of the mechanisms and systems that allow our cities to evolve towards smart city models, and thus solve some of the problems that changes in demographics, population and social systems of our cities present and will present in the future.