SEMANTIC TOOLS FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN URBAN PLANNING
Co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme
The Spanish case study will be conducted in the city of Manresa the
capital of the region of Bages, located in the geographic centre of
Catalonia, with a population of 76 558.
Some redevelopment plans are currently underway and it is expected
that these will be completed during the lifetime of the project.
This will enable the research conducted to have a direct influence on
the redevelopment currently taking place in Manresa. The selection of
this case study is influenced by the existing, favourable, political
framework, current commitments to sustainable development
objectives and the established energy management data from
numerous municipal installations in MANRESA.
The Objectives in Manresa are:
1. to exploit the potential of ICT to enable a more strategic approach to energy management at the
2. to build intelligence into the process so that it learns from the results, thus it will become more
effective over time enabling new opportunities for improvements to be identified as part of an ongoing
monitoring and targeting programme for improved energy performance and reduced CO2 emissions.
The redevelopment in Manresa will include:
The re-modelling of a number of public spaces in the historic centre (specifically in the streets Na
Bastardes, Piques, Fontanet, Plaça Creus, Plaça Pedregar, Dregar, Joc de la Pilota, Baixada dels
Drets, Sant Andreu, Hospital, Santa Maria and Òdena) and outside the city centre ( in streets del Sol,
Sol i Aire and Avinguda de l'Esport) new building construction, such as a Civic Centre (Ateneu de les
Bases), a Sports Centre ("El Congost") and an Interpretation Centre for Manresa Medieval.
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