Information is an asset of XXI century and those who know how to use it better will be able to ensure the welfare for the people who live there, but this massive amount of information (“Big Data”) requires new ways to manage and make the best of it. Combining tools Big Data and the Internet of Things with Artificial Intelligence we suggest to change the current paradigm of managing large territories towards a scheme of intelligent territories.
What can be done when we know that rather early take the place where we live or work is going to flood? Are we all exposed in the same way? What are the measures of forecast that a Government should take? There are new approaches to reduce the vulnerability of the territories.
How can social media help us find out how a territory works? Can Twitter serve us to know how a city reacts a to a change in climate? Is it possible to make cities a more intelligent space? Here we present an approach to the potential of using networks, such as Twitter, to understand how cities function and as a tool for decision-making to improve its management.
How does variability and climate change affect your city and your daily life? Is it possible to predict large variations in temperature? Is climate change resulting in more or less heat waves in your city? Can we predict the heat waves? Is it possible to generate policies in order to increase the resilience of the city against these phenomena or to assist vulnerable groups?
In this lab, we will see the analysis of the historical series of maximum temperatures, allowing to detect the evolution and movement of a warm front at a spatial level, because the temperature does not affect everyone equally and is key to where we are to find out how we can affect temperatures in a territory and to increase their resilience to climate change and variability.
How does a territory respond when facing extreme events such as floods? Is it uniformly affected? How are the socio-economic losses distributed? What would be the optimal planning tool that considers the peculiarities of the area? All these questions are related to the vulnerability and resilience of the system that have a spatial variability.
The Salado River Basin is one of the most extensive in Argentina, concentrating much of the productive production and of the population nuclei after the Metropolitan Region. Junín is a department located in the sub-basin A1, in the Province of Buenos Aires. It is the settlement with more than 90 thousand inhabitants crossed by a rich hydrographic network composed by rivers and lagoons.