Some years after the start of several H2020 Smart Cities and Communities* the smart city solutions and measures implemented in those cities reveal their first results and have already given to cities valuable information on how to best achieve their transformation. The 12 projects implement wide range of solutions from building retrofitting to e-mobility and citizen engagement. About 76 cities out of which 36 cities are lighthouse cities, meaning that they have demonstration areas and they implement the solutions. In each project there are follower cities, ensuring that those cities will be the first who replicate. The 40 follower cities will be brought together in Brussels for a full day on 26th January, at INEA’s premises and focus on the needs of these cities. Follower cities by participating in the Replication workshop will be able to discuss openly the challenges and issues of replicating specific smart city measures with several lighthouse cities, cross-projects, city networks, the European Commission and INEA. The purpose is to exchange about how concrete measures can be implemented and take the necessary steps for and within the follower cities to pave the way for successful replication.
The day will be organised around 2 rounds of active discussions in 3 thematic workshops; one on urban mobility, one on low energy districts and one on integrated infrastructure. Each of the workshop will be divided in several roundtables to ensure a contribution from all participants and more direct exchanges.
The day will end with an open discussion on how to get round the barriers and restrains to implement smart solutions in cities.
The draft agenda for the day is available hereunder, after the contact details.
EUROCITIES, Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele (Bernadett.email@example.com)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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