An ambitious project to create a community with interconnected systems akin to the human brain is being planned for the city of Paredes.

Sustainable development initiatives take a bold turn in Portugal as a tech start-up unveils a model of a smart city with interconnected water, energy, waste management and climate control systems that can sustain about 150,000 people.

Aptly dubbed the “City with a Brain,” the smart city project is located on the outskirts of Paredes in northern Portugal and is spearheaded by LivingPlanIT, an international business that specializes on innovative and sustainable city-scale technologies.

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