About Sharing Cities

A new framework for citizen engagement

The Sharing Cities ‘lighthouse’ programme is a proving ground for a better, common approach to making smart cities a reality. By fostering international collaboration between industry and cities, the project seeks to develop affordable, integrated, commercial-scale smart city solutions with a high market potential. The project partners work in close cooperation with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and with other `lighthouse` consortia.

Sharing Cities offers a framework for citizen engagement and collaboration at local level, thereby strengthening trust between cities and citizens. The project draws on €24 million in EU funding. It aims to trigger €500 million in investment and to engage over 100 municipalities across Europe.

 

 

PEOPLE - PLACE - PLATFORM

Sharing Cities aims to demonstrate how thoughtfully designed, integrated, open source solutions can be developed to serve the interest of the citizens in an affordable and scalable manner. It is built on the three key principles of People, Place, Platform:

PEOPLE: User-centric smart city services co-designed with citizens

PLACE: Infrastructure solutions for low-energy districts, e-mobility, retrofitting of buildings, installation of sustainable energy management systems and smart lamp posts

PLATFORM: Urban sharing platform based on open data

Who we are

6 CITIES AND 34 PARTNERS COMPOSED OF INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES, NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND ACADEMIA FROM ACROSS EUROPE

COORDINATOR: GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY

'LIGHTHOUSE' CITIES: LISBON - LONDON - MILAN

'FELLOW' CITIES: BORDEAUX - BURGAS - WARSAW

             

KEY FACTS

01 01 2016

Start date


24 753 944

EC funding

60

Months


500

million
Expected private capital

28 045 835

Total cost


100

cities
Scale-up

Impressive record of delivery

 

• E-mobility measures: On course to achieve 1,916 tCO2 savings, 70% over-delivery
• Reduction of 6,124,494 kWh/yr through retrofitting buildings
• Completed pioneering energy retrofit of Lisbon's iconic City Hall
• First water sourced heat pump on public housing
• Real-time data fed to the London Datastore
• Privacy Impact Assessment
• Led on the development of European and UK smart cities networks

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Contact us

Jem McKenna-Percy

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