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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.


Get to know the Smart Cities Information System at Barcelona Smart City Expo

13 November 2015

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) project will be presented during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 17 to 19 November. Join us at the ‘Monitoring of Smart City Light House Projects’ session, part of the European Energy Research Alliance JPSC Symposium on Key Performance Indicators for Smart Cities, to hear more about SCIS and in what ways it can be a valuable tool for you.

Antonio Garrido Marriuan from the Austrian Institute of...

Transport has a central role in the health of Londoners

20 October 2015

The London transport system plays a very important role in people’s health. It enables Londoners to access jobs, education, shops, recreation, health and social services as well as travel to see friends and family. All of these are essential for a healthy, fulfilling life, according to a transport action plan produced by Transport for London.

PASTA project invites local authorities to share best practice

20 October 2015

The EU-funded PASTA project is inviting local authorities from across Europe to share good examples of walking and cycling initiatives to promote physical activity, and to join a pioneering community connecting transport and health agendas.