Approach to the Technical Processes of Incorporating Sustainability Information : The Case of a Smart City and the Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals

  1. Parra-Domínguez, Javier 1
  2. López-Blanco, Raúl 1
  3. Pinto-Santos, Francisco 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España



ISSN: 2227-9717

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 10

Issue: 8

Pages: 1651

Type: Article

DOI: 10.3390/PR10081651 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2022
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.5
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 3.1
  • Article influence score: 0.434
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 64/142 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

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  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.529
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  • CiteScore of the Journal : 4.7
  • Area: Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous) Percentile: 66
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Currently, the concern for achieving and fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) is a constant in advanced societies. The scientific community and various organisations areworking on obtaining an information system that will make it possible to offer the necessary valueto this type of sustainability information. The article aims to incorporate criteria on the technologyused in the reporting system, specifically in collecting the different types of data and generating otherinterfaces. The methods described here are carried out on a specific case study, a Smart City, showingthe different types of data that exist and the possible interfaces that allow objective monitoring ofthe achievement of the SDGs. It is, therefore, a descriptive study of a process whose results arethe establishment of criteria concerning the different data sources as well as the generation of a setof interfaces that motivate the monitoring that can be carried out in a specific city to observe itscompliance and deviations from critical values, for example, environmental. The main conclusions ofthis research establish the importance of incorporating and sizing the technology needed to developthe criteria for monitoring the SDGs. There is a need for convergence between the correct, objectiveand universal provision of this type of sustainability information and the technology used for thecollection and presentation of the data.

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