building smart cities together

common solutions for shared challenges

VISION

Sharing Cities aims to irreversibly change the way we think about the role of digital technology in our cities and to clarify how we all can benefit from and contribute to this transformation process.

At three strategic locations – London, Lisbon and Milan – Sharing Cities demonstrates the effectiveness of new technologies in improving urban mobility, increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and reducing carbon emissions.

Our vision is of a more agile and more collaborative smart cities market that dramatically increases the speed and scale at which we implement smart solutions across European cities. We aim to engage society in new ways to enable them to play an active role in the transformation of their communities. Together we will deliver more vibrant, liveable, economically active, and resource efficient cities.

By sharing solutions, practices, experiences and results, and by improving the way city data and infrastructure is managed, Sharing Cities engages citizen in co-creating an improved living environment whilst reducing energy costs.

TEN AUDACIOUS GOALS

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1. Aggregate demand and deploy smart city solutions
89 cities engaged and 50 cities using products
2. Deliver common and replicable innovative models
10 replicable solutions
3. Attract external investment
€500 million in external investment
4. Accelerate take-up of smart city solutions
identify three business models that prove the acceleration of uptake (e.g. refurbishment, smart lamp posts)
5. Pilot energy efficient districts
reduce energy bills by €600,000 per annum for 15,000 district residents

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6. Shift thinking irreversibly to local renewable energy sources
100 cities engaged and 50 cities using products
7. Promote new models of e-mobility
make at least 10% of local citizens choose electric over fossil fuel vehicles
8. Successfully engage with citizens
Prove the active participation of at least half of the 15,000 locals affected by the building renovations
9. Exploit city data to maximum effect
Demonstrate the real value of city data for users, including SMEs and startups. Achieve a twofold increase in datastore use by 2020
10. Foster innovation at local level, promote the creation of new businesses and jobs
Create at least 100 jobs in three districts

HOLISTIC APPROACH

People

By engaging with the people, Sharing Cities develops participatory mechanisms for the co-design of smart city solutions
 

Place

Sharing Cities demonstrates the significant benefits of smart city concepts and solutions by focusing on the needs of low-energy neighbourhoods: retrofitting buildings, installing integrated energy management systems and smart lamp posts, and introducing shared-use electric mobility services

Platform

Sharing Cities relies on urban sharing platforms to manage data from a wide range of sources, including sensors

'lighthouse' and 'Fellow' cities

 

The demonstration districts in the ‘lighthouse’ cities of Lisbon, London and Milan have implemented replicable urban digital solutions and collaborative models. The Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, Porta Romana/Vettabbia in Milan and downtown Lisbon have retrofitted buildings, introduced shared electric mobility services, and installed energy management systems, smart lamp posts and an urban sharing platform. 

Sharing Cities has ambitions to share the knowledge and experience of its lighthouse cities with other cities interested in replication and scale-up. The 'fellow' cities of Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw have been working in partnership with the lighthouse cities on solutions that have strong potential to be replicated within their own city. The successful introduction and development of innovative smart solutions adapted to each fellow city has already demonstrated the high replication potential of Sharing Cities on a global scale. 

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Contact us

SANDY TUNG

Programme Manager
Greater London Authority

pmo@sharingcities.eu

 

CARINE HAWKINS

Communications Manager
Greater London Authority

carine.hawkins@london.gov.uk

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895