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Planning Europe’s transition towards sustainable urban areas
Following the second edition of the “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions” international conference held between 22 and 24 March 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), a book comprising a selection of the top contributions presented during the event has been released by EURAC experts, Sinfonia project partners and organisers of the conference.
Bolzano: an apartment on display to show the benefits of energy recovery
At the IPES construction site in Via Cagliari, in one of the buildings being refurbished in the framework of the SINFONIA project, Eurac researchers have set up the temporary exhibition in a renovated apartment.
The main station of Rosenheim willl be retrofitted- in a smart way!
A reduction of 61 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year is expected.
Test your Smart City solutions online with the Sinfonia SWOT tool
The SWOT tool developed by EURAC research centre, freely available online, is a self-assessment tool for city administrations to identify opportunities and barriers for the implementation of a Smart City project.
Innsbruck witnesses to its experience in the SINFONIA project
Partners from the pilot city Innsbruck have published an article in a local newspaper on 1 May 2017 to witness to their participation in the SINFONIA project and encourage other cities in Austria and abroad to engage in sustainable and smart urban development.
How has the IoT changed our cities?
Read our blogpost for the Smart Cities Information System website! In the past few years, hundreds of cities around the world have become “smart”: or so they tell us. But what does it really mean?
The keys of success for Smart City projects
Smart city projects are crucial to the transition towards a low carbon economy in Europe. In that sense, it is of importance to identify the factors of their success as well as their weaknesses to improve the conditions of their implementation and guarantee more efficient results.
International Conference on Smart Cities and Regions: call for abstract
Between 22 and 24 March 2017, SINFONIA project partner EURAC will organise the second edition of the international conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions aiming to “inspire cities to transition towards a smarter and more sustainable future”.
The municipality of Pafos on its way to become a smarter city
In line with its participation in the SINFONIA project, the Pafos municipality has made a significant effort to upgrade existing infrastructure and services while creating new solutions to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
SINFONIA is a ‘Case Study of Excellence’ at SMAU
SINFONIA has been selected as a ‘case study of excellence’ by the SMAU Padua Innovation Award 2016.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
La Rochelle reports on its progress towards sustainable development
To assess the progress of the city in the development and implementation of its urban strategy, La Rochelle publishes an annual a Sustainable Development report presenting all the measures taken by the municipality in this field.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609019.