SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local authorities and decision-makers in an urban and regional context. SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future.
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
In the 2050 EU Energy Strategy, the EU has set a long-term goal for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% when compared to 1990 levels, in line with the efforts of the Paris Agreement to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° above pre-industrial levels.
In order to achieve this ambitious goals, public authorities at all levels need the technical know-how and resources to develop long-term climate and energy actions.
Post date: 10 Sep 2019
The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously.
One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.
Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development.
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Graz University of Technology, together with ETH Zürich, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is happy to inform you about the upcoming SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT D-A-CH CONFERENCE 2019 – SBE19 Graz, which will take place at Graz University of Technology, Austria from 11 – 14 September 2019.
The conference topics are divided in the categories:
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
Sessions focus on the two critical elements of an effective home renovation programme: access to affordable financing and people-centric technical assistance.
Participants can expect to leave with the tools, knowledge and contacts to jump-start home renovation programs in their own territories.
Join us in Brussels in June! The event is free of charge.
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Post date: 2 May 2019
German Energy NCP on "Berliner Energietage 2019".
Realising communal goals and entrepreneurial visions with Horizon 2020.
Cities are the foundation of the energy transition. The European energy and climate goals can only be achieved through the engagement of cities. The Framework Programme Horizon 2020 for Research and Innovation promotes new solutions for implementing the energy transition.
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
The project “Energiewende twinning towns” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. It aims at deepening or initiating exchanges between cities or communities that intend to cooperate in the renewable energy field.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The conference will include plenary sessions with high-level representatives from Covenant of Mayors initiative, the investment community, and the European Commission, a showcase of successful projects on:
- Innovative financing solutions;
- Financing climate adaptation;
- Financing urban mobility;
- Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector;
- Financing Home renovation;
- Innovative sustainable energy planning.
Post date: 11 Dec 2018
STARDUST is an EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities project, which brings together advanced European cities, thus forming into a constellation of “innovation islands” – exemplary models of smart, highly efficient, intelligent and citizen-oriented cities.
Post date: 22 Nov 2018