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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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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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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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Envisaging the Cities of Tomorrow across the Slopes of Trentino
On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano.
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Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology
5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming
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Florence: Renaissance and smart future
The Italian city has recently become a model smart city by implementing a broad plan ranging from urban development to mobility and new tourism management
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District heating 2.0
In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recov...
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When circular buildings go on air
A podcast featuring the European project HOUSEFUL and its commitment to make buildings more sustainable has been released
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New Procurement Mindset Emerges as an Inner-city Neighbourhood...
A UK council housing estate with a high density of fuel poverty has benefited from an energy makeover which bundles technology, aesthetics and a novel approach to public procurement.
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Key ingredients for a smart urban district
Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
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Fast-tracking smart city solutions using hackathons
One team was chosen during the Junction hackathon event that was held from 23rd to 25th of November 2018 in Espoo (Finland) to collaborate with the STARDUST partners in Tampere
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A City’s Mission to turn itself into an Urban Laboratory
On December 11, 2018, Smart Iruña Lab program selected 6 technological proposals that will be developed under the Smart City strategy of Pamplona
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Waste heat from power plants hits home
District heating systems that use industrial waste are increasingly common, which helps the transition to a circular economy.
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The road to 2024 - a CECE manifesto for the EU legislative ter...
The road to 2024 - a CECE manifesto for the EU legislative term the european construction equipment sector
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On the road towards liveable cities
On November 29, 2018, the representatives of STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Trento organised their 1st Stakeholder Workshop on how to tailor technical solutions electric mobility, according to the local needs
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REMOURBAN continues to be firmly among global smart city commu...
A REMOURBAN team joined other pioneering projects in Barcelona for this year's edition of Smart City Expo World Congress on 13-15 November.
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Useful Steam - Heat Recovery
While the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) takes place from the 2nd to the 14th of December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, we have been investigating how district heating can contribute to the reduction of...
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Mix and Move in Trento
From the 16th to the 22nd of September, the local authorities from the city of Trento celebrated alongside other cities the European Mobility Week under the theme of multimodality.
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When citizen engagement makes the difference
Involving citizens is the biggest challenge to finalise large-scale energy efficiency works in neighbourhoods. An emblematic story comes from Valladolid, Spain, where “no, we can’t” has become “yes, we can”
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STARDUST is Smart with a Heart
The STARDUST project participated in the 4th Nordic Edge Expo & Conference held in Stavanger, Norway, from September 25 to 27
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2018 Global Status Report - Towards a zero-emission, efficient...
2018 Global Status Report - Towards a zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector
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