Municipality of Sant Cugat


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Sant Cugat del Vallès

The city of Sant Cugat del Vallès is located in the region of Catalonia, Spain, approximately 20 km away from Barcelona. The city of Sant Cugat del Vallès is a municipality of around 90.000 inhabitants that enjoy a privileged natural environment and urban green landscape with a strong commitment to sustainability. Is reference in urban quality, leader in the maintenance of public spaces and the provision of services for citizens by reducing their carbon footprint in line with its commitment to the sustainability of the planet. According to Smart City plan, the city put into operation different projects to test some of the existing innovative urban management systems. First results are the implementation of a guided vehicle parking, an intelligent garbage collection point, a street lighting sensitive to presence, an irrigation system dependent of the humidity levels and a pedestrian crossing equipped with lighted sensors, amongst others. According with its smart city strategy, Sant Cugat has also been one of the pioneer cities in Spain promoting the City Protocol Society. The City Protocol Society is an international forum that invites the city councils, industry, research organizations and other agencies involved in city transformation to work together in order to share knowledge and experiences in the sustainable transformation of urban spaces. This cross-sector partnership focuses on the establishment of international standards and politics that should drive the sustainable development of cities. The city of Sant Cugat del Vallès has defined the goal of becoming a “Smart City” by 2020 and therefore strengthens its focus on innovation based on public-private partnerships, with a strong commitment to testing and deploying forward-thinking solutions, together with private companies. The city has broad experience in successfully implementation of full-scale pilots in the city of the winning solutions, in order to evaluate the impact and to lead to broader implementation.  Sant Cugat is developing many projects related to the plan, as the resilient assessment of the city, the sewage city master plan, the SEAPC, the Public Lighting Master Plan, the Mobility Plan, the Energy Management Plan for buildings, etc.  Nowadays the new agenda 2030 is being developed.  Resilience, air quality, mobility, climate adaptation and sustainability in general are the core of most of the activities carried out by the municipality. None of these activities will succeed without the participation of all citizens in the city, they are a valuable asset for us and we work hard to engage them and make them part of the decision process while increasing co-responsibility to become a real sustainable and resilient city.

Staff profiles

Víctor Martínez

Is an Industrial Engineering graduated from the Technical University of Catalonia and holds a Master in Safety management from the Catalan Institute of Technology and a Master of Climate Control, Heat and Cool from Technical University of Catalonia Víctor worked professionally as a member of engineering office making installations projects. He has worked for Sant Cugat del Vallès City Hall (Barcelona) since 1994, and nowadays he is the Director of Urban Quality and Mobility Department.

Marta Oliver

Biologist from Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master in Environmental Management and Sustainability the University of Vic. She works for the municipality of Sant Cugat as an Environmental technician. Her main responsibilities are everything related to water and energy efficiency adopting different measures in refurbished/new buildings by compliance with the local ordinances. She is also specialist in the coordination of sustainable mitigation and adaptation plans in the city She was involve in other european projects as in the CESBA MED (Interreg MED programme), H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake and Roadmaps for Energy (R4E).

Pau Asens

Architect from Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He works for the municipality of Sant Cugat as a Building Manager. He was the technical coordinator for Ajuntament de Sant Cugat, as a partner, in the NewTREND project (H2020-EeB-2015). Currently, he is the technical coordinator for Ajuntament de Sant Cugat, as a partner, in the SunHorizon project (H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-SingleStage).