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Global Street Design Guide helps cities around the world implement tested and life-saving street designs

30 May 2017

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative announced the launch of the Global Street Design Guide as a globally accessible document that can be downloaded at no cost, allowing urban planners, designers and transportation practitioners in cities around the world to immediately implement tested and life-saving street designs.

The worldwide release of the guide, made possible by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road...

Join the Oxford smart city competition to make the city more liveable, open and collaborative

30 May 2017

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission invites innovators, technologists and creative people from around the world to submit a distinctive idea to help make Oxford more liveable, open and collaborative city. Making use of the city's existing infrastructure and smart city technologies, the winning entry will put people and play at the heart of the city and catch the imagination of those who live, study, visit and work in and around Oxford.The entries are encouraged to be accessible to all...

Register for the SCIS policy session at EUSEW 2017 to discuss scale-up & replication in European cities

30 May 2017

Across Europe, cities work together to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions that help accelerate transition towards a low-carbon, resource efficient, competitive and inclusive economy in urban areas. We at the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) are in charge of collecting and analysing data from these solutions, so we are asking cities to share their stories and experiences. 

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Watch the recording of the SCIS webinar "Regulatory, financial and social barriers & solutions for innovation"

30 May 2017

On 17 May 2017, SCIS organised a webinar on "Regulatory, financial and social barriers and solutions for innovation", which presented the SCIS framework for addressing non-technical issues in the fields of Energy, Mobility & Transport and ICT in the context of smart cities. It showcased examples of main financial and economic barriers encountered by smart cities projects; regulatory and administrative barriers, and measures needed to promote social acceptance and uptake of technologies...

The Call for Tenders "Smart Cities Information System" has been published on eTendering

18 May 2017

The European Commission is pleased to inform you that the call for tender “ENER/C2/2017-097 - Smart cities and communities information system” has been opened, for the continuation of the running contract supporting the Smart Cities Information System.

Call closure date: 30/06/2017.

Complete information can be found on eTendering: https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=2490...

WEBINAR | 17 May, 10:30 – 11:30 | Regulatory, financial and social barriers & solutions for innovation: lessons learned from EU smart cities projects

27 April 2017

The challenge to develop smart cities is not only a technological challenge but also a regulatory, financial and social one. In fact, some non-technical issues may be more challenging to resolve than the technological barriers and the success of a project can depend on this. 

By aggregating best practice and lessons learned from projects implemented across Europe, the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) provides a valuable repository of information for all smart city stakeholders....

Finalists revealed for the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards

20 April 2017

Twelve projects have been shortlisted for the four awards, which recognise the year’s most successful innovations in renewables or energy efficiency.

The EU Sustainable Energy Awards, highlighting cutting-edge innovation for the transition to clean, secure and efficient energy, are a major feature of the annual EUSEW policy conference.

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Finalists announced for European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards

20 April 2017

Ghent (Belgium), Lahti (Finland), Lisbon (Portugal), Oslo (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the five finalists shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2019. For the European Green Leaf (EGL) Award 2018 for smaller cities, the finalists are Leuven (Belgium), Ludwigsburg (Germany) and Växjö (Sweden).

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,said: “I would like to congratulate the finalists of the European Green Capital 2019 and...

SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project launches Club of Cities

20 April 2017

The SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project, a part of uropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research program, launches the Club of Cities bringing together cities from Europe and beyond with the objective of improving their capacity to implement Smart City solutions through networking, study visits and online tools. The cities already participating in the Smarter Together project will share their experience in...