National Network of Smart Cities. What is it?
The National Network of Smart Cities, also known as RECI Network, is a proyect that supports and encourages the progress of the cities through innovation, technology and ICT (information and communications technology).
This Network, created in Valladolid in 2012 and chaired by the mayor of Santander Victor de la Serna, aims that the 65 cities that comprise work together and share experiences in the development of smart cities. This concept is based on the development of cities that offer a higher quality of life for citizens in terms of efficiency and energy saving, traffic and mobility, intelligent electronic government or governments or the safety and urban services, among others.
The members cities in the RECI Network are Pioneer on the develp of the conept of Smart City, which promotes the technology industry cooperation, the development of cities and towns, the best service and infrastructure and innovation, to improve the lives of its citizens. All this promotes the generation of talent and a new economic structure that provides value.
The 65 municipalities that make up the Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities are: A Coruña, Albacete, Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Alcorcón, Alicante, Almería, Alzira, Aranjuez, Arganda del Rey, Ávila, Badajoz, Barcelona, Burgos, Cáceres, Castellón, Ciudad Real, Córdoba, Guadalajara, El Puerto de Santa María, Elche, Fuengirola, Getafe, Gijón, Jaén, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Huelva, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Logroño, Lugo, Huesca, Madrid, Majadahonda, Málaga, Marbella, Mérida, Molina de Segura, Móstoles, Motril, Murcia, Oviedo, Palencia, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Paterna, Ponferrada, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Rivas Vaciamadrid, Sabadell, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Sant Cugat, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Sevilla, Tarragona, Toledo, Torrejón de Ardoz, Torrent, Valencia, Valladolid, Vitoria-Gasteiz y Zaragoza.
On the other hand municipalities like Abarán (Murcia), Cambrills (Tarragona), Mahón (Menorca), Manacor (Mallorca) y Torrijos (Toledo) are also "municipality friend" figure that was passed in 2014 to host on the network municipalities with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants who can not be members as such, but that it can participate in some way in the Spanish Network of Intelligent Cities.