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Good governance: a key to Re-naturing Urban Plans’ success
Press Release
February 13, 2018
iCube Programme
Izmir organized its first International Green Infrastructure Workshop to highlight the governments’ role in moulding policies that support nature-based solutions and to announce its Green Infrastructure Strategy
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International praise for CITyFiED innovation and impact contin...
Press Release
February 13, 2018
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED is honoured to be recognised as a leading international example of “innovative and influential” work in urban transformation by a panel of global city leaders. The awards are set to take place at the Smart Cities Connect conference and E...
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“Smart transformation of urban areas through integrated acti...
Press Release
December 22, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017 (Atut 2017) was held on November 29th – December 2nd, 2017 in Oulu, Finland. This symposium is organised on an annual basis by the Finnish schools of architecture together with the Finnish Associa...
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Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
Publication
December 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
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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District heating: has its time come?
Publication
December 15, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the sma...
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Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and in...
Publication
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency speci...
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Energy efficiency’s ‘best kept secret’ delights district...
Report
December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED City members and consortium experts discovered energy efficiency’s ‘best kept secret’ Ludwigshafen and neighbouring Mannheim 30 November – 1 December 2017
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Lighthouses at Barcelona – Remourban and fellow Lighthouse p...
Press Release
December 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Empower cities. Empower people. That was the battle cry at this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) that took place between 13-15 November in Barcelona’s Gran Via.
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The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energ...
Publication
December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of citizens
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Accelerating sustainable urban renovation: a pathway for success
Press Release
December 4, 2017
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED Methodology is an integrated approach divided into seven phases, ranging from initial citywide diagnosis to final evaluation of the renovation. It includes an indicators tool and guidelines to support decision-making process.
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Lighthouse Projects lead the way to a smarter Europe at Smart ...
Press Release
December 4, 2017
youris.com GEIE
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 sus...
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The new Lighthouse Project MAtchUP kicks-off in Valencia
Press Release
December 4, 2017
iCube Programme
Three new Lighthouse cities and Four Follower cities enriching the European smart city landscape
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A snapshot of national renovation strategies - examples from s...
Report
November 30, 2017
bpie.eu...
A snapshot of national renovation strategies - examples from selected EU member states
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Starting the R2CITIES home run
Press Release
November 24, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture of the energ...
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Make your life easier: a simple framework for selecting distri...
Press Release
November 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED has developed a way to assess and select energy efficient measures for buildings to be included in existing or new district renovation strategies. The replication framework outlines energy costs and calculations plus interviews and workshops...
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Exploring the Northern Lights – Remourban goes to Denmark fo...
Press Release
November 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
You probably don’t know where Sonderborg is exactly, although by the look of the name you would situate it somewhere in Scandinavia. Remourban project coordinator Miguel García knows exactly where this Light house town lies as he took part in the ...
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Helping to “empower smart solutions for smart cities” - Re...
Press Release
November 22, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In early October four REMOURBAN partners headed off to Budapest, Hungary, for the SCIS conference to meet with other Lighthouse and Smart Cities projects and help drive a smart and sustainable vision for Europe.
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Challenging energy renovation of buildings
Publication
November 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome, discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper
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Disruptive innovation delivering industrial solutions that mak...
Press Release
November 9, 2017
youris.com GEIE
With a strong dedication to supporting and funding applied MSc and PhD research, Mir Technology Holding has more than 100 commercialised patents and a unique production know how helping CITyFiED district heating solutions.
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Efficient, Cheap and Green
Press Release
October 30, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.
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STARDUST PROJECT - Holistic and Integrated Urban Model for Sma...
Press Release
October 20, 2017
iCube Programme
From October 10 to 11, Fundación Cener-Ciemat together with the city of Pamplona hosted the kick off meeting of the STARDUST project. In this lighthouse project the cities of Pamplona (Spain), Tampere (Finland), and Trento (Italy) will collaborate w...
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Top tech not enough for district renovation success!
Press Release
October 16, 2017
youris.com GEIE
First in a series of three “Info Packs” from CITyFiED designed to unlock valuable insights and knowledge from the project tackles overcoming non-technological barriers in energy efficient renovation at district level. Additional new insights and ...
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REMOURBAN and Lighthouse cities at the “100% Climate Neutral...
Press Release
October 5, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The Climate Conference in Sønderborg (Denmark) is a biannual appointment for representative from municipalities, industry and academia to enter a dialogue about the best solutions to reach their climate goals at city, regional and national levels.
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Torrelago reaches prestigeous district heating award finals
Press Release
October 4, 2017
youris.com GEIE
CITyFiED’s Spanish demonstration site has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Global District Energy Climate Awards - with winners due to be announced at an international conference 24-25 October in Doha, Qatar.
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Financing the future of buildings in central, eastern and south-east Europe
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Touch the tangible and discover energy efficiency excellence i...
Press Release
September 26, 2017
youris.com GEIE
City members and consortium experts set to discover pioneering Ludwigshafen and neighbouring Mannheim 30 November – 1 December 2017
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Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient retrofittin...
Publication
August 25, 2017
bpie.eu...
Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient retrofitting of shopping centres
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Growing interest in CITyFiED’s holistic methodology for dist...
Press Release
August 8, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A more confident approach to mass-market deployment and replicability of district-scale energy efficient retrofitting is gaining traction across Europe.
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Give and take: REMOURBAN at the EU Sustainable Energy Week
Press Release
July 26, 2017
youris.com GEIE
As part of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), REMOURBAN’s Miguel García Fuentes (CARTIF) and Philip James (Nottingham City Homes) joined two discussion events in Brussels about smart cities.
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Cooperation, complementarities and alignment of different funding sources for a more efficient use of resources. A policy brief from the Policy Learning Platform on research and innovation
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The factsheet presents seven case studies from across Europe, representing practical examples of innovative and daring experimental ideas to create affordable and high-quality housing.
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