Bristol second experimentation phase is about to start! Here is a video promoting IES Cities in Bristol
Bristol (UK) is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) with an estimated 1,070,000 residents in 2007. It is England’s sixth and the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city, one of the Core Cities Group and the most populous city in South West England.
Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The commercial Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Portbury Dock is on the western edge of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.
The main objective of the pilot is providing further services to citizens making use of on-going initiatives and existing infrastructures in the city focusing the services on:
- Health care.
- Energy consumption awareness.
- Current needs of the citizens.
Bristol will make use of the open data initiative from the city, the results of another CIP ICT PSP project 3eHouses and the existing deployed sensors in homes for the assisted living services, all together combined with the platform coming from previous projects such as Mugges, uServices or mCiudad.