We would like to introduce to you three new smart city projects that have been launched in autumn 2019.
SPARCS is a smart city initiative that brings together 31 partners in a network of Sustainable energy Positive & zero cARbon CommunitieS. SPARCS’ Lighthouse Cities Espoo in Finland and Leipzig in Germany will set large demonstrations activities that shall trigger citizen-centric urban transformation and developing a bold City Vision 2050, with a focus on digitalisation, sustainable energy, improved air quality, electro-mobility solutions, and a framework for performance monitoring of the developed solutions. Five Fellow Cities – Maia (Portugal), Kifissia (Greece), Reykjavik (Iceland), Kladno (Czech Republic) and Lviv (Ukraine) – will closely follow the process and create hands-on feasibility studies to prepare for replication of solutions developed in Espoo and Leipzig.
POCITYF is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". The activities will be carried out in two Lighthouse Cities of Évora in Portugal and Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Six Fellow Cities will seek to replicate the works: Granada (Spain), Bari (Italy), Celje (Slovenia), Ujpest (Hungary), Ioannina (Greece) and Hvidovre (Denmark).
ATELIER is all about AmsTErdam and BiLbao cItizen drivEn smaRt cities, aiming to create and replicate Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) within eight European cities. ATELIER will showcase innovative solutions that integrate buildings with smart mobility and technologies to create rather than consume energy in its two Lighthouse Cities Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Bilbao (Spain). ATELIER will thus generate an energy surplus of 1340 MWh of primary energy and save 1,7 kt of CO2 and 23 t of NOx-emissions. The Fellow Cities of ATELIER, Bratislava (Slovak Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Copenhagen (Denmark), Krakow (Poland), Matosinhos (Portugal), and Riga (Latvia), will replicate and adapt the successfully implemented solutions and thus serve as testbeds for future smart cities.