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  • Smart Cities committed to action and sharing ideas
    June 27, 2016

    The European Innovation Platform on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) held theirgeneral assembly in Eindhoven, The Netherlands late this May. The event was a melting pot of ideas, people and policy trying to make sense of and give direction to the smart city movement.    For commissioner Violeta Bulc, the purpose and benefits of smarter cities is clear “Cleaner air, safer transport networks, reducing congestion, optimising use of existing infrastructure – these are just some of the reasons why smart city development is so important.” she said.  

  • Taking Smart Sustainable Cities from the Lab to the Real World
    June 27, 2016

    We need our future cities to be smart and sustainable, and action needs to be taken now. This was the view expressed by many participants at Climate-KIC and NTNU’s recent ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’ workshop in Trondheim.  The theme for the day was Campuses as Living Labs for Smart Sustainable Cities, and speakers ranged from city officials and campus development planners, to startups and major industrial actors. 

  • High-level debate on ground level concerns
    June 27, 2016

    This year’s General Assembly of the EIP-Smart Cities and Communities brought together over 500 delegates in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on 24 May. Among them were members of REMOURBAN who participated in the Eurocitiesmeeting for Lighthouse projects and in the break-out sessions on Action Clusters at this annual gathering. We take a look at this major event and report on REMOURBAN partners’ experience.