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
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
This event, organised by the Association of European Gypsum Industries (Eurogypsum), will take place on 27 September 2017 from 9am to 1pm in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to demonstrate solutions to overcome the challenges in urban housing, by promoting affordable and modern ways to speedily increase available housing, a better quality and more sustainable living, and an optimised cost of investment.
Post date: 8 Jun 2017
The DREAM consortium, led by the City of Guimarães (Portugal) in cooperation with the University of Minho, will hold an event at the university which will take place on Friday 23 June 2017 (09:30-13:00) in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Energy Days. The event provides the opportunity to promote a full-scale demonstration of innovative solutions to generate pioneering knowledge and models within the SmartCities paradigm.
Post date: 29 May 2017
The Energy Week in Belgrade, Serbia, which will take place from 29 May to 2 June 2017 in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Energy days, aims to raise public awareness of the many issues and challenges related to energy.
The event will discuss:
Post date: 26 May 2017
REMOURBAN (REgeneration MOdel for smart URBAN transformation) is a lighthouse Horizon 2020 project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate an urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (UK), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey), while maximising its replication potential in two follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary).
Post date: 19 May 2017
Update 30 May 2017: The event's recordings are now available here.
The challenge to develop smart cities is not only a technological challenge but also a regulatory, financial and social one. In fact, some non-technical issues may be more challenging to resolve than the technological barriers and the success of a project can depend on this.
Post date: 16 May 2017
After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from Spain, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands, the FosterREG project is coming to an end.
FosterREG is a European Horizon 2020 project aimed at enhancing the capacity of public authorities to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.
Post date: 15 May 2017
On 19 May 2017, the smart cities of Bilbao, Vitoria, Valladolid, Mogel and San Sebastian will meet in Bilbao, Spain, to share their experiences with national and European stakeholders, and discuss how to make our cities more energy efficient and better places to live in.
Post date: 12 May 2017
The Zagreb Energy Week, which will be held from 8 to 13 May 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia, presents a complex mosaic of a whole range of activities with the aim of including all generations and stakeholders in a long-term fight against climate change. The event's message “Development we don’t want to stop, but pollution we can!” calls upon joint action in implementing projects for sustainable urban development and the preservation of natural resources for future generations.
Post date: 28 Apr 2017