Joint efforts of six cities, two city networks, two lighthouse projects to support replication of smart city solutions


Have you ever wondered what makes one city implement a similar solution to another one? Is it about financial support, legal framework or just knowing what technology they have procured and how? 
EUROCITIES and Energy Cities as city networks and replication leads have felt that the best is to ask the cities who have been working together since 2016 in their projects, Sharing Cities and Smarter Together.
We all have in our minds a reason why what we have tried failed or why it succeeded, but it is not easy to capture those key success factors and we easily forget once things are done. 
The lighthouse cities - Vienna, Munich and Lyon in Smarter Together and London, Milan, Lisbon in Sharing Cities - have been invited to come together to share what they have seen working since they started their projects. They are all implementing smart city solutions and they see the whole picture. 
The questions, in a two day workshop in December 2017 were raised in a participatory process and the cities talked about enablers (legal, financial, economic and communication) and blocking factors they have seen in two different groups. Later they talked about how they came up with solutions and which of those could be re-used by other cities.  
Concrete experience related mainly to private housing retrofitting, electric mobility and citizen participation. 
On the second day, Antwerp and Heerlen joined as well and shared their experience, validating what they see would be relevant for replication from an external city's point of view. 
Would you like to learn more about what experiences the cities had there? It's all captured and shared in the minutes, attached below.
For more information please get in touch with
Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895


Jem McKenna-Percy

Programme Manager

Greater London Authority


Brooke Flanagan

Communication & Replication

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