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Where are we now? An overview of signatory cities’ progress towards meeting their GDC commitment

23 March 2018

Two years after the first implementation monitoring document, a new report on the progress made by Green Digital Charter signatories towards their commitments to the Charter has been published.

The Green Digital Charter (GDC) is a political declaration committing cities to use digital technologies to meet their carbon emission reduction targets, and contribute to the fight against climate change while improving governance.

Based on evidence collected through a...

Contribute to public consultation for SRIA 2.0

23 March 2018

JPI Urban Europe is currently working on a process to update its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. Their mission is to provide robust evidence for urban decision makers. If you are involved in urban development - come join them in this process!

  • What are your urgent challenges in urban transitions?
  • What are the ‘hardest cases’  in sustainable urban development?

For participating in the consultation, you can either...

Covenant of Mayors Ceremony and SCIS side event

28 February 2018

At the picture: Leidulf Skjørestad (Director of the Department for Environmental and Urban Development, City of Stavanger), Vincent Fristot (Deputy mayor on urbanism, housing and energy transition, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole), Francisco de la Torre Prador (Mayor, City of Málaga)

On 22, the Covenant of Mayors Ceremony took place in Brussels, bringing together local politicians and all relevant stakeholders creating sustainable cities.  The event was an occasion to showcase how local...

Congratulations to CITyFiEd

08 February 2018

Congratulations to our project CITyFiED for receiving a Smart 50 Award in the category "Energy Awards".

Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognizes global smart cities projects. They thus honour the most innovative and influential smart projects each...

SIGN UP NOW - Webinar – Home Renovation in Europe: The User Perspective

08 February 2018

Join the European Commission who is organising a webinar on Home Renovation in Europe from the Users Perspective, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative on Tuesday 27th of February 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.

The discussion will open with an introduction by Christophe Milin from the European Commission, (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises), who will give an overview of upcoming...

Cities Get Smart with Funding - Follower City Event in Brussels

08 February 2018

Brussels, BE: On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million invested by the Commission through the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme generates returns.

The funding provided by the H2020 programme is generating savings by stimulating common solutions to shared challenges, allowing cities to collaborate on design,...

WEBINAR | 2 November, 10:30 – 11:30 | Challenges for innovators & policy makers to roll out smart innovations

26 October 2017

Shifting cities to a low carbon future presents major technological, economic and social challenges for city authorities, urban planners and project developers alike. The framework conditions need to be created to facilitate the adoption of new solutions and promote innovation. This requires a flexible but also stable positive policy environment. These challenges can be addressed by reforming and adjusting policies at local, national, regional and European level.


Co-creating smart and sustainable cities in Europe: new flagship project announced

17 October 2017

Urban environments are accelerating their transformation towards cleaner, friendlier places able to respect and use resources more efficiently. Across Europe, cities are blending social innovation, engineering and ICT excellence and smart technologies to help reach these goals. IRIS is proud to be identified at the forefront of this change and announce itself as the newest addition to the European Commission ...

#2 Urban innovation in practice: success stories 

27 September 2017

30 success stories by cities, projects and businesses on energy, mobility and ICT will be showcased on 3 October - the second day of the conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities organised by the European Commission and the Smart Cities Information System. 

The parallel sessions titled will highlight good practice and achievements, demonstrate the tools and...