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city laboratory

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The city laboratory is an extraordinary effort to raise awareness about climate change or sustainable mobility. We will use its open data for better planning of the development of the city of Žilina.

M.Sc. Peter Fiabán
M.Sc. Peter Fiabán

The city of Žilina

2021

 

The municipal laboratory in Žilina as part of the Interreg VA SK-CZ CleverNet project is a practical example of the deployment of a sensor network and demonstrates its contribution to the solution of the city's key agendas: spatial planning, adaptation to climate change, digital economy and sustainable mobility. It consists of two use cases: traffic geofencing and climate change.

 

Traffic geofencing is a virtual fence made of traffic counters monitoring the number of vehicles, their length and speed at all entrances and exits from the city center. In this way, it is possible to identify peak hours, i.e. the times of the maximum number of vehicles in the city center, which data are useful, for example, for creating and adjusting parking policies, but also for safety analysis at pedestrian crossings.

 

The quality of the microclimate is a key parameter of public spaces in the period of climate change. With the help of meteorological stations and special sensors for measuring the surface temperature, it is possible to long-term monitor the effect of buildings or greenery on the quality of the microclimate and provide valuable inputs for responsible development and modifications of public space. The data will make it possible to compare built-up areas with green areas and their effect on the temperature and humidity of the environment, as well as to compare the temperature of the air that small children breathe compared to adults.

Monitored parameters

The quality of the microclimate

The quality of the microclimate is a key parameter of public spaces in the period of climate change. With the help of meteorological stations and special sensors for measuring the surface temperature, it is possible to long-term monitor the effect of buildings or greenery on the quality of the microclimate and provide valuable inputs for responsible development and modifications of public space. The data will make it possible to compare built-up areas with green areas and their effect on the temperature and humidity of the environment, as well as to compare the temperature of the air that small children breathe compared to adults.

Traffic geofencing

Traffic geofencing is a virtual fence made of traffic counters monitoring the number of vehicles, their length and speed at all entrances and exits from the city center. In this way, it is possible to identify peak hours, i.e. the times of the maximum number of vehicles in the city center, which are useful data for example for creating and adjusting parking policies, but also for safety analysis at pedestrian crossings.

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