CLAIRE visual analytics for Smart Green Cities
Albert van den Noort
Head of Section
Data-driven insight for a clear overview to make decisions in the complex Smart Green Cities landscape of technical, social and economic transitions
By 2050, some 70% of the world will be living in cities, irrevocably changing the relationships between cities and their surroundings. This explosive urban growth will have a huge impact, including on energy use. Consequently, cities need to become both smarter and greener, while also providing a centre for economic dynamism. But the urban landscape of your Smart Green City is extremely complex. You need a clear vision – of what your city is now, and what it will look like as it evolves.
Visualisation for shared understanding
Our CLAIRE visual analytics toolkit gives you the visualisation you need to make your decision-making simpler and more effective. You and your stakeholders have a common starting point, and a shared understanding of your project’s challenges and solutions.
The toolkit provides a realistic 3D visualisation of your city districts and their critical infrastructures. This lets you explore transition pathways, create roadmaps and monitor changes in behaviour and infrastructures over time. As a result, you can gain an aligned vision that minimises the risks of unexpected project costs, and maximises the effectiveness of your investments.
We can also offer you tailored services to help you maximise the value of your insights:
- Model-based scenario planning
- Innovation and demonstration support
- Smart energy system evaluation
A broader view to support your project
With our long experience in the production, distribution and industry demand for gas, heat and electricity, we bring a broader, more complete view on smart energy and flexible infrastructures.
CLAIRE is already being used to support the EU FP7 City-zen project, providing visualisation for Go2Zero, a serious game offering insight into transitioning to a zero emissions neighbourhood. The city of Amsterdam visualizes the effects of heavy rainfall on critical infrastructures with the aim of making the city more resilient against climate change.