Ponta Delgada is becoming more and more a smart city. The Town Hall of Ponta Delgada is taking measures to implement and consolidate changes towards this direction by means of a project called “PDL Smart City”.
The Town Hall has been investing in the areas of mobility (parking, video-vigilance, public transportation and traffic indicators), but also in environment-friendly energy, by substituting the public illumination with LED, and the acquisition of electric vehicles for the council’s official transportation.
This investment also includes the town’s administration itself by ending the use of plastic and increasing the recycling of paper, in the municipal area.
In terms of society and citizenship, Ponta Delgada has opted to implement the App Citify (informative panels), sensors in the “Eco-islands” (containers for the urban residues, recyclables, non-recyclables, in an underground system of residue disposal and containing), free Wi-Fi, economy and innovation (the PDL Destination tourism platform).
The concept of PDL Smart City not also improves the life quality of its locals, as it also gives the Town Hall tools to do more with less expenses.
Ponta Delgada is continuously creating and taking advantage of the integrated platforms that allow them to develop services for the citizens, in citizen-platform logic, where citizens are the center and the platforms are designed around them.