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Facing a Brave New World with Carbon Neutrality
This January 2020, STARDUST organised a session at the Tampere Smart City Week called, Carbon Neutral Building and Energy
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It’s time to replicate with Tampere
As part of the Tampere Smart City Week, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere organised a series of replication workshops on January 29 and 30, for both Finnish cities and for STARDUST’s Follower cities respectively
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Mobilità elettrica al servizio del turista: le soluzioni più...
Uno studio raccoglie le migliori pratiche nelle regioni transfrontaliere di Italia e Svizzera
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Overtourism: crowd control through ICT solutions
New technologies have offered a low cost and easy way to travel, but most tourist cities are failing to keep pace with managing the increased visitor flows. However, the same ICT sector is now being called on to deliv...
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The call for circular ideas is open
The first set of co-creation workshops organised by the European project HOUSEFUL is right behind the corner: join Spanish and Austrian stakeholders in the housing sector and contribute to the design of more circular ...
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Remourban Final Video: voices from the Lighthouse cities
Watch the video about our three lighthouse cities, Valladolid, Nottingham and Tepebasi/Eskisehir and discover Remourban's main outcomes
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Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy
Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are bringing it back into their spaces, with innovative nature-based solutions to tackle the ef...
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Démêler l’écheveau de l’économie politique des organis...
Démêler l’écheveau de l’économie politique des organisations régionales africaines - ECDPM
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Circularity calls to action
The European project HOUSEFUL has released a video to invite key stakeholders in the housing sector to join a series of co-creation workshops. The workshops aim to socially validate the circular solutions developed by...
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Urban ecosystems - The importance of green infrastructure and ...
Urban ecosystems - The importance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions for the development of sustainable cities
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Valencia: sensors on public buses to make passengers happier a...
In Valencia, Spain, hybrid and electric buses will be monitored with sensors to detect power consumption and passenger comfort. Researchers will use this data to improve the performances of the public transport and re...
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Testing fuel-cell buses
The Finnish town of Kerava is one of the few European cities that will use electric buses powered by electro-chemical cells combining hydrogen and oxygen
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Smart solutions for over-touristed cities
The coastal city of Ostend, Belgium, is set to trial new technologies to improve the quality of services for its inhabitants, a population that triples in the tourist season
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Valladolid Changes Mindsets to Renovate Buildings
Despite strong initial reluctance to the innovative retrofitting of their flats, residents in a Valladolid district (Spain) are now enjoying improved comfort and lower fuel bills as they head towards winter, all thank...
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Smart city projects share policy recommendations in Brussels
During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Progra...
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Smart city and wise city
The term smart cities mainly refers to the field of technology. Some fear that the intelligent cities of the future will be massively robotic, with algorithms dominating people. Hence the need for more citizen engagem...
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POCITYF project raises stakes for positive energy city transfo...
A new smart city EU-funded project, POCITYF, is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". Led by EDP, the proje...
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Renewable district energy: cities' first step towards deca...
As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick
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“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Sh...
On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are ho...
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When car sharing goes beyond green mobility
With traffic congestion and pollution being two central issues cities are tackling today, the Finnish town of Kerava is doing a new e-car sharing experiment which turn out to teach citizens more than what was expected.
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Tampere plants the seeds of a smarter future
This Spring 2019, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere networked with various local stakeholders in order to develop the different STARDUST smart urban solutions within the city.
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REMOURBAN presents its final brochure
A few months from now REMOURBAN will come to an end. As a farewell to its readers, the project released a brochure on its achievements and legacy
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Buildings to save energy with mesh and management
Much of our building stock was designed and built before global warming, environmental protection and recycling became foremost in our minds and behaviours. It represents around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO...
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SSPCR 2019 Special sessions
SSPCR Conference 2019 announces its special sessions
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Taking complexity out of the building site
Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels. These solutions are built far from the construction site, in an i...
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Know your market, save more energy
Homeowner or landlord? To convince people to have energy-saving renovations you need to know what they are really looking for
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REMOURBAN contributes to new Smart City Guidance Package
The EIP-SCC has launched a guidance package to help towns and cities move towards a sustainable future. The toolbox is the fruit of many European projects, including REMOURBAN.
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Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets
As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner
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Smart buildings of glass
Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing
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Green remote energy for Finnish apartment buildings
The STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere will host the first residential area in Europe powered by a remote photovoltaic plant
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Sexism also exists in botany
An increase in allergies associated with pollen may be a self-inflicted wound caused by our preference for male plants, hence the need to assess better the allergenic potential of green spaces
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Multifunctional renewable energy
European researchers are developing a device that stores and uses solar energy to provide both hot water and mechanical ventilation for multifamily houses. Moreover, an app linked to the machine monitors the users’ ...
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Bikes beat traffic
On 3 June the UN celebrates World Bicycle Day to promote sustainable transportation and road safety. We report from Turkey, where Tepebaşı, a district of Istanbul, aims to revive a once very vibrant biking culture w...
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Capacity building of local and regional public administration ...
Capacity building of local and regional public administration in Eastern Partnership countries
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Smart 3D modelling for buildings
Building information modelling (BIM) has disrupted the construction industry. The digital technology represents and processes all the characteristics of a building in its whole life-cycle, allowing architects, enginee...
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European Smart Projects Summit: San Sebastian faces the challe...
REPLICATE Project’s Lighthouse City of Donostia/San Sebastian organized last 26th and 27th of March the European Smart Projects Summit, where representatives and experts across 90 cities from 14 SCC01 (Smart Cities ...
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Contribution of EU local and regional authorities to a success...
Contribution of EU local and regional authorities to a successful implementation of the EU Long Term Strategy
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When Smart Means Dim
An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.
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Dresden goes green and bids on sustainable mobility
On 21 March, the Smart City of Dresden has been awarded by the EU for its sustainable mobility plan
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Comparative analysis of standardized indicators for smart sust...
The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards for Smar...
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Dresden: a further step towards its Sustainable Urban Mobility...
The development of the urban mobility of Dresden is one of the cities' core assets. The plan does not only support political decision-makers but also the economy, traffic-related institutions, NGOs, and institutional ...
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