sustainable urban development

Building for Health. The nexus of green buildings, global health, and the U.N. sustainable development goals   The United Nations (UN) have developed a framework, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to encourage sustainable, equitable, and environmentally-conscious development by governments, private sector, and society over the subsequent 15 years. This report explores how green buildings intersect with 11 of the 17 goals, namely:  
Post date: 1 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

This webinar, organised by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), will take place on 2 November 2017 at 10:30.  
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Type: Event

Ideate. Collaborate. Become part of a Global Community. All in 24 Hours!     On 27 October 2017,, in collaboration with The Cube Athens & Οργάνωση Γη - Organization Earth, is hosting Athens' first Climathon, inviting startups, students, entrepreneurs & technical experts to a 24-hour event that will create a roadmap of innovative solutions for local climate change challenges, based on UN's Global Goal 13 "Climate Action".  
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Type: Event

Energy positive sewage treatment plants - A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants.  
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Event

This EU Seminar will take place on 22 September 2017 in Padova, Italy, aiming to capitalise on a solid bulk of EU-funded research and innovation actions on sustainable urban development.  
Post date: 30 Aug 2017
Type: Event

Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities: smart buildings, smart mobility, and smart urban spaces.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project SIMPLA (Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning) supports local authorities in harmonising their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).   The project targets small and medium-sized municipalities with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants proposing a four-step approach to foster harmonised planning.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded EURECA project is designed to provide tailored solutions to help identify the cost saving opportunities whilst signposting the environmental impact of procurement choices in data centres.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

A start-up company called Green City Solutions has developed 4m high vertical plant walls with moss, called CityTrees. These moss installations feed on dirty air; they filter CO2, NOx and dust pollution and convert them to their own biomass. The company aims to tackle one of the biggest problems for people living in cities worldwide – air pollution. Every CityTree reduces local air pollution in a proximity until 50m by up to one third.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

Towards Smart Zero CO₂ Cities across Europe     SmartEnCity’s vision is to create Smart Zero Carbon Cities that are more sustainable and inclusive, improve citizens’ quality of life, create jobs and wealth, and offer equal growth opportunities.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: Link