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RemourbanREMOURBAN is an EU funded Smart City project – with Nottingham (UK), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi (Turkey) at its focus. The goal of the project is to develop a sustainable urban regeneration model that involves a set of concrete measures to help cities increase their resource and energy efficiency, improve the sustainability of their urban transport, and drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Here, you can find the website of the project REMOURBAN: http://www.remourban.eu/

The REMOURBAN Lighthouse project, which started almost four years ago, has produced some useful documents that could be of interest for your own smart city strategy and implementation. Those documents cover areas such as retrofitting (i.e. Energysprong / Integrated Retrofitting of Homes), e-mobility (i.e. Charging Management Device / Last Mile Delivery), and energy (i.e Optimisation of Existing District Heating and Cooling / Low Temperature District Heating, BIPV, Storage and Smart Grid Management).

In case one or more Information packs are interesting to you (need for further information, Expression of Interest, further discussions required, potential cooperation, potential partnership) please do not hesitate to contact the organisation and persons responsible for this respective information packs.

You can find the information packs here: http://www.remourban.eu/technical-insights/infopacks/

Please find among the documents:

– a list of thematic areas

– the project brochure

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Twelve smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 14-16 November – the biggest edition to date –to show how cities are leading the way in driving sustainable and smart innovation. 

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Christophe Colinet, Bordeaux Métropole

Under the conference theme ‘Empower Cities, Empower People’, these smart city projects, also known as Lighthouse city projects, presented how they are putting smart technologies to the test, and how these work in practice when it comes to reducing environmental impact and improving citizen’s lives.

‘The Lighthouse Projects Stand’ was part of the three-day international event on smart cities at the Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue which gathered 700 cities worldwide as well as 675 exhibitors and 420 speakers.

The Stand hosted a number of discussion sessions, ranging in topic from district heating solutions to smart waste collection, providing an opportunity to share experiences of mobilising the public sector, business communities, civil society and academia in the creation of smart cities and regions.

The twelve projects have all received funding through the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework programme as part of the EU’s long term ambition to create a low-carbon economy and ensure continued competitiveness in the global market.

Head of Unit for new energy technologies and innovation at the European Commission, Andreea Strachinescu said: “Innovation drives Europe’s competitiveness and is the best way to transition to a low-carbon economy. Thanks to these projects and partnerships, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, smart metering, real-time energy management, or zero-energy buildings neighbourhood solutions can be tested and shared with other European cities.”

The European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities, also featured at the stand, was launched in 2012 by the European Commission to support the development urban technology solutions in and energy, transport and ICT and stimulate their uptake to enable the transition to a more sustainable Europe.