Over half of the world’s population currently lives in cities and this number is increasing. Cities are where everything comes together. Health, safety, liveability and mobility issues present complex challenges. At the same time cities are becoming ‘smarter’. Air quality, energy use, lighting, traffic, mobility of peoples and goods – almost everything is measurable.
We believe collecting and using data should be about positively impacting the lives of people. Sensorial technologies afford us the opportunity to fully understand how people use the city while living, relaxing, working and commuting. Such data- based insights into human behavior can be used as a foundation to continuously improve and equip the city according to the needs of its users. Only then do cities become more liveable, sustainable, safer, cleaner and healthier.
UNSense strategic advice helps cities to develop smart city visions and strategies and advises on the implementation of smart technology and sensorial design. We embrace a multi-disciplinary approach and involve all stakeholders including city governments, private developers, and real estate companies as well as citizens to create site specific and future-proof concepts, visions and strategies.
We currently advise local Dutch municipalities (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Hilversum, Helmond) as well as cities across the globe (Bangalore, Milan, Osaka) on the development and implementation of smart technologies into buildings and the urban environment. UNSense is supported by a vast cross-sectoral network – including architects, urban designers, data analysts, researchers, social scientists, and even philosophers and futurists.