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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?

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SINFONIA shares its experiences in Athens

SINFONIA to take part in 1st Transnational seminar of EMPOWERING project on 4th of April 2017 and share its experiences of district scale energy refurbishment projects.

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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.

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Building integrated solar architecture to drive the future of the photovoltaic industry

In Austria, the SINFONIA partner ATB-Becker is developing various technological solutions to integrate photovoltaic systems in façades architecture.

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Discover Innsbruck Smart City concept in a video!

The city of Innsbruck has released a video to explain how the city will turn into a Smart City and present the innovative solutions to be developed within the SINFONIA project.

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Register for the “Smart eco-buildings and social housing: from design to reality” workshop!

On 27 April 2017, one day ahead of the International Passive House Conference, SINFONIA and SMARTER TOGETHER project partners will participate in a worshop organised by the EU-GUGLE smart city initiative in Vienna to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for social housing apartment buildings.

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Innsbruck testing innovative technologies for biomass gasification

Moving one step forward in its transition to become a Smart City, SINFONIA pilot Innsbruck has installed a novel biomass gasification CHP plant in the neighbourhood of the waste water treatment plant.

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How to monetize the impact of Smart Cities projects

As cities have become key actors of the energy transition, assessing the benefits of Smart City projects only in terms of energy savings appears to be limited to encompass the real effectiveness of these investments.

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Essen Replication City winner of the European Green Capital Award 2017

The 8th European Green Capital Award has been granted to the city of Essen in Germany – member of the EU-GUGLE and SINFONIA Replication Cluster. 

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Good practices for urban energy planning

“Each city is a unique combination of economic, social, environmental, and institutional conditions, which results in various needs, priorities, and capacities” for the development and implementation of smart energy solutions, say SINFONIA experts in Deliverable 2.2 entitled “Good practice district stimulator”.

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