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by Artiza Elosegui (Artiza)
12/09/2016 - 10:18

Business models

Cities need a framework to enable economic viability of smart city solutions. This viability should be provided via new Business Models, Finance and Procurement tools. The priorities are to: • Create new integrated business models with innovative local partnerships (Local Ecosystem) and adapted procurement;...

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Citizen Focus

‘Citizen Focus’ is about industries, civil society, and different layers of government working together with citizens to realize public interests at the intersection of ICT, mobility and energy in an urban environment. Much has already been done to engage citizens for mobility, energy efficiency, sustainability and related topics – though individual entrepreneurs, rather than...

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Integrated infrastructure & processes

Significant and as yet insufficiently tapped value is offered by integrating the various existing and new infrastructure networks within and across cities – be they energy, transport, communications or others – rather than duplicating these needlessly. This point applies, both, to active and passive infrastructure. Many such infrastructures are ageing; budgets to replace them...

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by Serguei Golovanov (golemit)
07/11/2015 - 20:41

Policy & Regulations / Integrated planning

'Policy and Regulation' focuses on Innovative forms of smart city policies and regulations that are needed to enable large scale implementation and roll-out of smart cities. Cities need an adequate set of framework conditions in the field of policy and regulations in order to be able to smarten up. New governance concepts are required to coordinate and...

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by Mireia Ferri Sanz (Polibienesar Research Institute)
26/06/2015 - 18:54

Sustainable Districts and Built Environment

The main challenge in ‘Districts and Built Environment’ is to reduce energy use, environmental impact and carbon footprint, entail competitive industries for jobs and growth and at the same time ensure societal and social development and the well-being of citizens. The investment needed to improve energy efficiency, generate low carbon energy, modernize...

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Sustainable Urban Mobility

There is a need for substantial changes in Europe's transport systems, as well as in the mobility behaviour of people and businesses in urban areas. Solutions concern the creation of an efficient and integrated mobility system that allows for organising and monitoring seamless transport across different modes; increasing the use of environmentally-friendly, alternative fuels; creating new...

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