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Kerstin Rubenson: For the City of Malmö, SCIS could be a useful tool for evaluating projects on city development

18 December 2015

“For the City of Malmö, the Smart Cities Information System database could be a useful tool when it comes to evaluating and benchmarking projects on city development. To be really useful for us as a city the information has to be relevant. That means that there has to be data from projects with preconditions that we can relate to. For the City of Malmö, an added value would, for example, be financial information, even though it is very difficult, giving an estimation of investment per m2 and...

Anna Domènech: The collaboration between EIP-SCC Market Place and SCIS happened naturally

18 December 2015


“The Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC) and the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) are two initiatives which are closely related and our collaboration happened naturally, led by our common goals. We have brought together our promotional efforts for a number of events throughout the year and coordinated the outreach towards relevant common stakeholders. We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration to the whole...

Smart City KPIs symposium provides global perspective on state of the art technologies

27 November 2015


A Symposium on Smart City KPIs, organised by the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme for Smart Cities (JPSC) at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 in Barcelona on 19 November, provided a global perspective of the state of the art in smart city technologies. By bringing together researchers, city government officials, and business people from all over the world working on smart city indicators, the symposium also offered an opportunity to share experience...

SCIS presents at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2015

27 November 2015


The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) was officially presented during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2015, which was held in Barcelona, Spain on 17-19 November. The 2015 Congress brought together over 350 speakers to share knowledge, present their visions and highlight future opportunities for business and cities.

Antonio Garrido Marijuán, from the Austrian Institute of Technology, gave a ...

Belgian delegation to visit French Smart Cities

16 November 2015

The Walloon Export Agency (Agence Wallonne à l'Exportation) and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), the agency that deals with international relations for the Wallonia and Brussels regions, are organising an exploratory Smart Cities mission to France.

A large delegation from Smart Cities in Wallonia travelled to Strasbourg and Issy-les-Moulineaux in October and will continue their mission with trips to Bordeaux and Nantes in November, to discover the initiatives put in place in...

URBACT publishes a report on the regeneration of deprived areas

16 November 2015

URBACT, the European Territorial Cooperation programme for fostering sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe, has published the report ‘Integrated Regeneration of Deprived Areas and the New Cohesion Policy Approach’, which explores the existing national policies and practices regarding this issue.

With regard to the growing threats of urban poverty and its spatial concentration, URBACT has launched an initiative to explore the existing national policies and...

Low-carbon urban actions could generate savings of EUR 15 trillion by 2050

16 November 2015

A new report titled ‘Accelerating Low-Carbon Development in the World’s Cities’, produced by the New Climate Economy, has found that investing in low-carbon urban actions, such as public and low-emission transport, waste management, and building efficiency in cities could generate savings of over EUR 15 trillion euro (US$ 16.6 trillion) by the year 2050.

Given the potential level of savings involved, international city networks, such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Local...

European Digital City Index launched

16 November 2015

The European Digital City Index (EDCi) - an index which describes how well different European cities support digital entrepreneurship, was launched at the end of October 2015. The index was produced as part of the European Digital Forum, which exists to support digital entrepreneurship and digital start-ups across Europe.

For start-ups and scale-ups, the Index provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of local ecosystems, allowing them to plan accordingly and consider...

High Level Group on Simplification tackles bottlenecks

16 November 2015

The High Level Group on Simplification, launched by the European Commission in July, held its first meeting in Brussels in October 2015. The chairman of the Group, former Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and the newly-appointed members met with European Commission Vice-President in charge of the Budget Kristalina Georgieva and Commissioners Corina Crețu and Marianne Thyssen in charge of Regional Policy and Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, respectively.