sustainable urban development

Ideate. Collaborate. Become part of a Global Community. All in 24 Hours!     On 27 October 2017, Aephoria.net, 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

 Integrative energy planning of urban areas: Collective learning for improved governance     URBAN LEARNING is a Horizon 2020 project that gathers cities to exchange and work on improving governance structures for integrative urban energy planning. The project aims to mainstream and institutionalise integrative urban energy planning within city administrations and is designed as project from cities for cities. The focus is on the governance processes related to the (re-) development of urban sites.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
Type: Link

URBAN GreenUP is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF Technology Centre, 25 partners from 9 countries are working together to develop a new strategy for re-naturing cities through Nature-Based Solutions. Activities will take place in the three demonstrator cities of Valladolid (Spain), Liverpool (UK) and Izmir (Turkey) and will be replicated across Europe, Latin America and Asia. The project was officially launched in Valladolid on 7th June.  
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
Type: News