Intelligent Cities - Smart Cities - Innovation Εcosystems - URENIO Watch CONCERTO Details Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 16:05 Welcome to the CONCERTO website!The website is not currently being updated as the CONCERTO Premium project has been completed. Site updates can be expected as of November 2014 when the successor project "Smart Cities and Communities Information Systems" commences. You're interested in the use of multiple renewable energy sources, in combination with sustainable construction and energy efficiency measures? Look no further - Find role models, case studies, assessments, recommendations and intelligent enquiries on our website, concerning projects in 58 cities and communities that have already been or are being carried out. → You also have the possibility to choose the level of information that is best suited to your needs: a first level that provides “at a glance” facts and/or in some cases a secondary level for “more detailed” information about the CONCERTO cities and communities, implemented technologies and policies.
Urbanflow | Urbanscale Over the past ten years, dozens of cities around the world have installed expensive, nominally “interactive” informational kiosks in their sidewalks, plazas and public places. Our research suggests that the overwhelming majority of these remain woefully underutilized, resulting in virtually no return on the significant investment involved in installing and maintaining them. We set about trying to understand why this is, and how we might go about designing something that would see real use. We started with this simple, even obvious question: what might cities do with situated screens that would be generate value for itself, its citizens and visitors, given the wealth of information it has available? We don’t believe that any particularly noteworthy progress will be made by dumping data on a screen and calling it a day, let alone transposing an utterly inappropriate “app” model from smartphones to large, situated displays. Journey planning and wayfinding/wayshowing.
Foster + Partners European Initiative on Smart Cities — SETIS Indicative Roadmap (click on Figure to enlarge) Strategic objective To demonstrate the feasibility of rapidly progressing towards our energy and climate objectives at a local level while proving to citizens that their quality of life and local economies can be improved through investments in energy efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions. This Initiative will foster the dissemination throughout Europe of the most efficient models and strategies to progress towards a low carbon future. This Initiative will support cities and regions in taking ambitious and pioneering measures to progress by 2020 towards a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable use and production of energy. The Initiative builds on existing EU and national policies and programmes, such as CIVITAS, CONCERTO and Intelligent Energy Europe. Specific objectives Actions The Initiative will be modulated according to the cities\' ambition and risk involved. Indicative costs (2010-2020)
Smart City Living Lab Growing urbanisation, sustainable development, digital challenge, users’ involvement, economic and cultural attractiveness, governance are part of the main stakes cities have to tackle. To face this plural urban reality, it has become necessary to find adapted means to conceive cities and territorial development. A better consideration of the uses, the creation of real consultation methods have priority. Thus, the new processes to imagine have to respond to a main stake: to restructure urban places to live and to invent a creative, sustainable and citizen–centred city. As a laboratory for urban innovation, SmartCity invites people from creative and digital economy, users, academics, local authorities, architects and urban planners to create unreleased ways of apprehending and transforming the city. In France, a full-scale experimentation is led in the south of Paris since 2007, in partnership with the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. ◊ To study new urban uses
MCR – How Smart Is My City? | Cybersalon Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD How smart is your city? We are a city species. From the early cities on the Mesopotamian plain the city has evolved to be a focus of trade, power and security. Cities offer resource and production efficiencies due to density and agglomeration, but even these efficiencies are reaching their limit. Can these challenges be fixed through technology? Others believe that this technocentric view of the Smart City is flawed and there is a need to reposition the human back into the centre of the debate. Speakers Rob Kitchin (University of Maynooth) – Ethical consequences of the smart city Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Julian Tait – Moderator
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Wind Power Breaks Records In Spain -- Produces More Electricity Than Any Other Source For 3 Months, & Breaks 6 TWh in January Clean Power Published on February 6th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan Denmark, the US, and Germany aren’t the only countries breaking wind power records these days. Spain is also a notable leader seeing strong wind power growth. In fact, it just saw its wind farms produce more electricity than any other source for a 3-month time period, for the first time ever. “Since Nov. 1, wind has been the top technology in the electrical system,” the Spanish Wind Energy Association (SWEA) was quoted as writing on its blog. Additionally, data from grid operator Red Electrica de Espana concluded that 6 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity had been generated from wind in January, another first for the country. In total, SWEA noted that 6 TWh of electricity was enough to power “enough to cover the electricity consumption of the majority of Spanish households” and that it “could cover the annual electricity consumption of countries like Honduras and Bolivia.” About the Author