Smart cities are for everyone. That’s why Sharing Cities is committed to research and development that has an impact in the real world, and why we’re proud to announce that one of our papers has won the ‘Real world impact’ award at the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction.
This scientific paper may sound a little abstract: ‘Modelling and evaluation of multi-vector energy networks in smart cities.’ But though the subject is complex, the main idea is simple and will bring great gains to smart cities.
The problem? To move towards a renewable future, we need to make changes in our heat, power and transport networks. But these networks are interconnected, and changes to one system have knock on effects, good or bad, on the others. Making computer models that can clarify this connection, and can show how gains and losses would be distributed in the case of particular interventions, will help cities take the most effective steps to a greener future.
Our winning paper explains the use of such a system in Greenwich, London, one of our lighthouse demonstration sites. By sharing our progress and insights, we ensure that Sharing Cities lives up to its name, and that we make a real impact on cities across Europe.
To read the paper, see the attachment below, or for more information please contact Shaun.Gibbons@london.gov.uk
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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