As part of an EY (Ernst & Young) induction program, which involved a group of 75 new graduates, the MIT Portugal PhD Student, Mariza Queiroz, joined the panel of judges who evaluated projects on the theme: How SMART is Lisbon?
Within this question and the new paradigms of the Smart Cities, the new graduates had as goal to identify already implemented projects and essentially new opportunities that could be developed and integrated as proposals to be made to the city of Lisbon.
Each team had a geographic area for exploration and a set of profiles to be considered as basis for the analysis of the terrain:
- Geographical areas: Saldanha / Bairro Alto / Chiado / Rossio / Av. Da Liberdade / Terreiro do Paço / Cais do Sodré;
- Profiles: Resident / Daily user; Tourist of Leisure; Business Traveler; Old man; Disabled Citizen.
Throughout this prospect, on the ground, the teams developed a plan/proposal to present to a panel of juries composed of EY and external entities (Lisbon City Hall, Turismo de Portugal, APPADCM Lisbon and MIT Portugal / IST).