More than 50 representatives of renowned universities visited Vilnius Municipality on 13-14 November. Climate change impacts, city development plans, and the ROCK sensor system and its applications were discussed during this visit.
Mindaugas Pakalnis, Chief City Architect, presented the 2030 city plan as well as best practices of the development of Vilnius public spaces to representatives of renowned universities from the UK, Italy, Russia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Ruta Matoniene, Vilnius municipality Senior Advisor and a member of the ROCK working group, presented the ROCK project as well as the sensor system and the citizen happiness index applied in Vilnius.
The neuro-analytical system created by VGTU and the City of Vilnius in the scope of the ROCK project is designated for collecting and analysing anonymised emotions of residents, particularly, their affective and physiological states in public spaces. It does so by including additional data and combinations of layers of information, which subsequently will be used to create emotional, affective, physiological and pollution maps of public spaces and to provide personalised recommendations.
The index of happiness of residents of Vilnius is displayed online in real time at: https://api.vilnius.lt/happiness-index