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Editorial | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

In addition of our core project work, we've been busy attending events and preparing ones to come. One example was in January during a major one-day gathering organised by INEA (Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) in which a number of our partners actively participated. It included a series of thematic workshops for Lighthouse and Smart Cities projects, which was a great forum to discuss the barriers to and the opportunities for the replication of low energy districts, integrated infrastructure and urban mobility. We were also in Lisbon last month when, alongside the other eleven smart cities projects, we signed a manifesto of cooperation to help make all our efforts go further and deeper than they would otherwise.

 

We're also looking forward to upcoming events such as a series of webinars that REMOURBAN will be launching this summer onwards to disseminate our main results. Participation will be open to all individuals and organisations interested in our research area. The first webinar took place on June 5th and focused on REMOURBAN Urban Regeneration Model. Stay tuned on REMOURBAN website for the recording and for more information about the next webinars.

 

On September 20-21, REMOURBAN will collaborate to the European Conference on Smart Regeneration of Cities and Regions "BY&FORCITIZENS", in the city of Valladolid (Spain). The event offers a hands-on agenda featuring a conference, site visits, a street programme for local citizens, and a smart city fair, all based on the extensive experience of various ongoing smart cities projects.

 

Finally, we are proud to inform you that our lighthouse cities Nottingham and Tepebasi have been awarded with prizes for their efforts in improving their energy efficiency. Congratulations to their teams for these achievements!

 

Miguel A. García-Fuentes

CARTIF Technology Centre

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How can smart cities finance their transformation?

How can smart cities finance their transformation? | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

Smart solutions are innovations. Therefore, by nature, they’re often new and untested - which is a scary feature for potential investors, who want safe and predictable results. 

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The City for Tomorrow

The City for Tomorrow | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. The first global agreement of history to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was based on the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring. Thirteen years later, how do we stand now given the recent developments?

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Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans

Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

Smart innovations are years in the making and require long-term vision. Changes in government and citizens’ sensibilities can halt or alter strategies. So how can they survive to create lasting change?

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The dream smart city

The dream smart city | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

A Smart City is a city where life has become very easy. 

 

This animation video highlights all these advantages of living in a Smart City by showing the day, from its awakening, of Paul, a very lucky boy. 

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Cities light the way with new manifesto

Cities light the way with new manifesto | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

Representatives of the twelve smart city ‘lighthouse’ projects, recipients of a combined investment of €263.84 million euro from the European Commission, met to sign a manifesto of cooperation.

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REMOURBAN and fellow projects in Brussels for a series of smart cities workshops

REMOURBAN and fellow projects in Brussels for a series of smart cities workshops | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.

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An innovative framework agreement to promote electromobility in the city of Valladolid

An innovative framework agreement to promote electromobility in the city of Valladolid | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

The local Government of Valladolid has approved economic incentives to boost electric mobility in the city.

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

A project that has radically improved the energy efficiency of ten homes in Sneinton won last night’s prestigious UK Housing Award for Innovation of the Year.

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Seraing nominated for a Smart Belgium Award 2017

Seraing nominated for a Smart Belgium Award 2017 | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

The city of Seraing was nominated for the 2017 Smart Belgium Award, in the category of cities with more than 30,000 inhabitants, for its Master Plan.

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Tepebasi awarded as "City of tomorrow"

Tepebasi awarded as "City of tomorrow" | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

The 2nd International Urban, Environment and Health Congress was held on 16-20 April 2018 in Cappadocia, Turkey with the theme of "Cities of Tomorrow".

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Seraing smart city fits into a training program

Seraing smart city fits into a training program | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

As every year, the Arebs hosted last Thursday, April 26, a group of trainees from Microbus training center, located in Liège. 

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Creating cities that make doing the right thing, well… easy!

Creating cities that make doing the right thing, well… easy! | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

IRIS Smart Cities initiative discusses dropping the barriers to sustainable tech and behaviours as work starts in earnest at first full project meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

 

Simplifying the “difficult first sale” transition to sustainable practices – as well as how to further upsell and expand these behaviours  - is at the core of the European initiative, IRIS Smart CitiesRead more

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mySMARTLife consortium and Cities Network meet in Helsinki

mySMARTLife consortium and Cities Network meet in Helsinki | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

The mySMARTLife partners gathered in Lighthouse City Helsinki from 12th-14th February 2018 for the third periodic meeting to exchange about current achievements and future work in the demo areas. 

 

In addition, a first exploitation workshop was organised to identify promising project results to be exploited beyond the project duration.  Read more

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Fomento San Sebastián showcases San Sebastian involvement as a Lighthouse City of the Replicate Project on the Forum des Projects Urbains in the city of Bordeaux

Fomento San Sebastián showcases San Sebastian involvement as a Lighthouse City of the Replicate Project on the Forum des Projects Urbains in the city of Bordeaux | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

Fomento San Sebastián (council of economic development of the Lighthouse city of San Sebastián) showcased the Replicate Lighthouse city project of the H2020 programme (SCC1 Smart Cities and Communities) in the Forum for Urban Projects held in Bordeaux this past April the 4th, 2018. 

 

The forum, targeted mainly at a variety of different agents involved with urban planning and development of Western France, gathered local authorities and politicians, managers of urban planning and development, architects, planners, as well as investors, promoters and other agents of municipal services such as transport, energy, etc. Read more

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Smarter Together Partners and Representatives Gather for the Project's 2nd General Assembly

Smarter Together Partners and Representatives Gather for the Project's 2nd General Assembly | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

From 7-9 March, Smarter Together gathered for its second General Assembly, an annual meeting with all cities and partners involved in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme-funded smart cities project. 

 

The City of Vienna hosted this year’s meeting where all municipal, industrial and scientific partners of Smarter Together came together to discuss project progress, milestones, and the future of smart city innovation in the Lighthouse and Follower cities in 2018 and beyond. Read more

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Cities to put the heart in smart at the Nordic Edge Expo

Cities to put the heart in smart at the Nordic Edge Expo | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

On 25-27 September, the city of Stavanger in Norway will host Nordic Edge Expo 2018.

 

The theme will be ‘smart with a heart’ – remembering that smart cities are about citizens first. Nordic Edge Expo has established itself as the most significant smart city event in the Nordics, where creators can share ideas and inspiration.

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Sustainable Places 2018

Sustainable Places 2018 | REMOURBAN - Accelerating smart urban transformation - Newsletter No.6 - June 2018 | Scoop.it

The 6th annual Sustainable Places (SP) international conference series gathers thought-leaders and sector influencers from leading organizations around the world to address the need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security. 

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27-29 June 2018 | Aix-les Bains, France

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