CONCERTO shows the way to Smart Cities
Practitioners and policy-makers involved in urban development at local, national or EU level from across the EU have explored solutions to the major challenges facing EU cities in the years ahead.
How can cities and communities meet the energy and climate challenge? How do citizens benefit from the implementation of energy efficiency measures and renewables? What can be gained if different energy services and technologies are combined in a smart way? Who needs to be involved to start the transformation towards smart cities and communities? Is this transition affordable?
This conference presented the lessons learned in the 58 demonstration sites of the 2005-2010 CONCERTO initiative, and discussed the implication for the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership with stakeholders from cities, communities, industry, business, research and policy making.
The conference of the EU's CONCERTO initiative for sustainable energy solutions in communities, with around 300 attendees and a high-profile panel of experts, discussed how to spread know-how from avant-garde communities and how to put this knowledge to use in the new EU initiative for Smart Cities. The EU will be issuing the first call for projects before the end of this year.
The CONCERTO Initiative is co-financed by the European Commission through the European Research Framework Programme. The EU initiative of DG Energy has co-funded 58 communities in 22 projects in 23 countries and started in 2005.
Presentations are available under: http://www.concerto.eu/concerto/news-and-events/concerto-premium-events/...
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