Funchal aims to be a smart city

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“We are preparing the city in an intelligent way, seeking that the scope of our policies is transversal to all generations, making use of the advantages that new technologies offer us, but in an inclusive and aggregating way, taking into account our specificities and the scale of the problems we collectively face.”

This was the main idea of ​​the message that the Mayor of the city, Pedro Calado, wanted to convey to the audience present at the electronics outlet FNAC, in an open session, at the invitation of the Funchal Agora Speakers club, to address the challenges of smart cities, reported in JM

The Mayor of Funchal gave several examples, from the smart traffic lights that are being planned to respond to mobility challenges, to the €12M invested in the water network, with environmental sustainability in mind.

75% of daily interactions with the municipality are already done digitally

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In addition to listing the benefits of installing 81 video surveillance cameras, which will help police authorities combat petty crime, or the 26 cameras already in operation to automatically count car traffic.

This is in a city where 75% of daily interactions with the municipality are already done digitally and a Command and Control Center (CIGMA) was opened relatively recently, which brings together in a single modular and functional space, all management of the municipality’s service platforms and channels, and allows the monitoring, in real-time, not only of services and requests from citizens, but also of a set of indicators and city information at various levels.

There were several examples given by Pedro Calado, who, in addition to the intervention, was also questioned and evaluated by the audience, in a different, innovative and relaxed way of learning and developing communication skills.

The event was endorsed by the Funchal Agora Speakers club.

7 thoughts on “Funchal aims to be a smart city”

    • Nothing to do withe article complete out of subject . Sometimes will be nice people comment about the supposed article and not something else. And not to generalize about the subject not correct or even right .

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      • Actually it’s relevant….. ‘“In addition to listing the benefits of installing 81 video surveillance cameras, which will help police authorities combat petty crime, or the 26 cameras already in operation to automatically count car traffic.”

        The cameras mentioned could definitely assist with cleaning up the drug crime problems.

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  1. Sadly my fear is all any CCTV system would do is make the drug dealing relocate to another area in the city. Adoption of a NIMBY attitude to the problem isn’t a solution.
    Drug rehabilitation and treatment are the way forward plus I find it totally illogical to decriminalise possession of a small quantity of drugs yet still seek prosecution of anyone found selling drugs. There should either be a safe legal place to purchase drugs (cutting out the drug cartels) or you return to the blanket ban on all drugs not available at pharmacist.

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  2. “We are preparing the city in an intelligent way, seeking that the scope of our policies is transversal to all generations, making use of the advantages that new technologies offer us, but in an inclusive and aggregating way, taking into account our specificities and the scale of the problems we collectively face.”

    Does anyone know what that ⬆️ Actually means? Sounds like typical politician’s double-speak to me. Lots of words with saying anything specific.

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  3. Just when I thought it nice to have lost our unlamented critic of all things Madeiran, Mick, we suddenly gain a worthy successor who writes in the same vein and tone.
    Oct. 22. “Back in the good old days in Madeira, with its shocking and disgusting level of paedophile.” Sic.
    Oct. 23. “I certainly miss the old town of the past, now full of drugs, prostitutes, and criminals.”
    Oct. 28. And there’s me thinking drugs are ruining the island.
    Nov. 1. ” If it helps in any way to clean up the drug and crime problems in Funchal, I’m all for it.”
    I always thought if someone disliked a place and it’s people so much, never paying it a compliment, why they bothered to even acknowledge it.

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    • Complete puzzled with all this there is a successor to Mick and James or they are all the same person using different names ? I can care less left them express their views and comments without generalizing .

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