Periphèria platform: Smart Cities for Lifestyles
Since December 13, the alpha version of the PERIPHÈRIA PLATFORM for Networked Smart Peripheral Cities for Sustainable Lifestyles is available on the programme’s official website at: http://alpha.peripheria.eu
PERIPHÈRIA is a 30-month pilot action funded by the European Commission and carried out by a project consortium led by Alfamicro (PT) and made up by 12 partners from 5 EU member states, including Greece.
PERIPHÈRIA aims to deploy convergent Future Internet (FI) platforms and serveces for the promotion of sustainable lifestyles within emergent networks of smart peripheral cities in Europe. The five peripheral partner cities include Athens (Greece), Malmo (Sweden), Bremen (Germany), Genoa (Italy) and Palmela (Portugal).
The programme’s Open Service Convergence Platform was first launched in Athens on the 10th of November, 2011. It has been described as an “Internet by and for the People”, which extends and enhances the Save Energy project’s Social Information Architecture, integrating key new components – sensor networks, real time 3D and mobile location-based services – with the FI paradigms of Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS) and Internet of People (IoP). According to the PERIPHÈRIA Website:
PERIPHÈRIA develops the Living Lab premise of shifting technology R&D out of the laboratory and into the real world in a systemic blend of technological with social innovation. It defines five archetypical “Arenas” – specific urban settings or innovation playgrounds, with defined social features and infrastructure requirements – as the spaces where co-design and service integration processes unfold:
• Smart Neighbourhood: where media-based social interaction occurs
• Smart Street: where new transportation behaviours develop
• Smart Square: where civic decisions are taken
• Smart Museum and Park: where natural and cultural heritage feed learning
• Smart City Hall: where mobile e-government services are delivered
The platform can be viewed here