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The mayor of Logroño, the new president of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities

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The mayor of Logroño, Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, has been appointed president of the Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities (RECI) in the General Assembly of the entity, held this Thursday in the Library Rafael Azcona of Logroño.

Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, who enters the charge in the assembly more numerous until the date of RECI for a period of three years, replaces the mayor of L’hospitalet de Llobregat, Nuria Marin i Martinez, who was named president of the Network in the year 2016.

After three years at the head of the first vice-president, Logroño is enthusiastically taking on the presidency of an association such as the RECI, which enjoys great prestige and solvency. A network that covers cities and municipalities working side by side for the development and improvement of the living conditions in our towns and cities,” said the first councillor in charge of local.

In this regard, he added that “it is, therefore, a great challenge, as the mayor of Logroño, I assume with enthusiasm and energy in a time of change for our city.” “Without a doubt, to Logroño this presidency will be a before and an after in your future as a smart city“, has emphasized Hermoso de Mendoza.

In this appointment of assembly have participated, 70 of the 83 cities that make up the RECI, united to promote the economic, social and business through innovation and knowledge, relying on the technologies of information and communication technology (ICT).

The application, chosen unanimously by the representatives of the consistories participants have also chosen the rest of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities, which will be integrated by the mayor of Santander, Gema Like Ortiz (first vice president); Peter del Cura Sanchez, mayor of Rivas-Vaciamadrid (second vice president); deputy mayor, Transition Digital, and Agenda 2030 of Barcelona, Laia Bonet Rull (third vice-chairman).

The board members are mayors of la Coruña, Algeciras, Arganda del Rey, Benidorm, Cáceres, Gijón, Granada, Huelva, Hospitalet, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Rozas, Lugo, Madrid, Majadahonda, Motirl, Orihuela, Palma de Mallorca, Roquetas de Mar, Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Segovia, Torrent, Valencia, Valladolid and Vitoria.


The Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities (RECI) was created in 2011 and currently has 83 cities, among which are the main Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao and many other capitals of province.

The association has for its object the generation of a dynamic between cities with the aim of having a network of smart cities that promote self-managed, and efficient infrastructure and urban services.

Also, there is a reduction in public expenditure and the improvement of the quality of services, achieving in this way to attract economic activity and generating progress, in addition to have an impact on aspects such as energy saving, sustainable mobility, egovernment and the attention to the people.

The cooperation of the public and the private sector, the social collaboration without exclusions, and the development of the work in the network, are fundamental elements that allow to develop among all, an innovative space that promotes the talent, the opportunities and the quality of life in the urban environment.

Are smart cities-those that have a system for innovation and networking in order to equip the cities of a model of improvement of the economic efficiency and policy allowing for the development of social, cultural and urban.

As support of this growth is a bet made by the creative industries and the high technology that allow that urban growth based on the momentum of the capabilities and the networks articulated through participatory strategic plans to improve the system of local innovation.


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