EU SMART CITIES Telegram - 21 March 2016

# EU URBAN AGENDA

  • On the road for the EU Urban Agenda
  • EU Urban Agenda gets shape thanks to partnerships – ‘If we do not invest now, we will lose the battle’
  • Urban Europe: 187 ENSUF pre-proposals submitted

# URBACT

  • Sign of the times: new URBACT projects reflect people power patterns - Integrated Urban Development and Governance
  • URBACT Secretariat is looking to hire support for web development and maintenance

# UN

  • UNECE – Bach’s Blog: Let’s work together for sustainable and resilient cities
  • UNECE and UN-Habitat to launch pilot projects on monitoring the SDGs in Albania, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine

# COR

  • UN New Urban Agenda: CoR-President Markkula calls for binding targets
  • Urban Agenda portal by the European Committee of the Regions and the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union

# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVE

  • Finalists for European sustainable urban mobility awards announced
  • EU Commissioner Bulc to attend 2016 SUMP conference

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • EU counties request over €13 million for CEF eHealth projects
  • eHealth Week: Sessions announced and tweet chat
  • Med-e-Tel 2016 conference on telemedicine and eHealth

# EIP-SCC

  • EIP-SCC: Covenant of Mayors Updates its Guide on Financing Opportunities
  • EIP – SCC: Conference on Sustainable Renovation Models
  • EIP – SCC: EC Announces Nominees for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Award

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • ICLEI: Register Now for Metropolitan Solutions 2016
  • UCLG: Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities Annual Event: Connected City Summit

# SMART FINANCE

  • City of Rio to Host First C40 Event to Unlock Access to City Financing
  • Digital changes 'could save councils £14.7 billion' - UKAuthority.com
  • Total Croatia News: Smart Spending for Smart Cities

# SMART SECURITY

  • Fraunhofer IAO: Sicherheit für die vernetzte Industrie
  • UKAuthority.com: Developing a local role for Verify
  • UKAuthority.com: Finding an edge in cyber security
  • American City & County. New York village finds crime fighting success with license plate cameras, but faces data overload

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Smart Cities Council. Municipal utilities: Get ready for the integration/interoperability phase
  • Smart Cities Council. Fishing with Mobile Nets in Colombia

# SMART MOBILITY

  • Making inroads in innovation for Europe
  • Smart Cities Council: EVs and smart buildings: how do we get them to work together? 

# SMART ENERGY

  • Les lauréats de l'appel à projets "Réseaux électriques intelligents" sont désignés - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer
  • Covenant of Mayors: Finding suitable financing solutions for energy retrofits in Latvia
  • Covenant of Mayors: Business models for energy performance contracting in buildings
  • Energy Cities: A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future
  • Smart Cities Council: 4 ways to improve energy efficiency programs for low-income households 

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • UCLG: Where are the local indicators for the SDGs?
  • Rat der Gemeinden und Regionen Europas: Ergebnisse der Habitat III-Policy Unit 9 "Urban Services and Technologies"
  • Smart Cities Council: 6 cities that are fighting trash with technology (and winning!)

# SMART FARMING

  • Smart Cities Council. Producing More Food with Less: Investing in Resource-Efficient Technologies and Practices  

# SMART LIVING

  • European Habitat to discuss the challenges of Sustainable Housing in Liveable Cities
  • UCLG: Mayors of 20 European cities sign a joint letter to proritize the health of citizens
  • Making sense of smart buildings (and why they matter) – Smart Cities Council
  • Smart Cities Council: Winning formula: Smarter stadiums equal more cash for your city 
  • Technology for Mental Health - Smart Cities Council
  • Smart Cities Council: Closing the digital divide: Public housing goes gigabit 
  • Smart Cities Council: One Home: A Free Affordable Housing Search Tool in the Bay Area 
  • Einladung zum DFKI-Workshop „Smart Home – Wohnen in der Zukunft?!“

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Europeana Professional: Choosing a country's artworks for Europeana 280: Czech Republic
  • Routes to Urban Research and Innovation – RURI
  • UKAuthority.com: Education Funding Agency saves 42% with digital student support scheme
  • UKAuthority.com: 'Public authorities need a new approach to skills'
  • Smart Cities Council. An Educational Turnaround at Victoria Park Primary
  • Smart Cities Council: A workforce training strategy that helps economic development and the disadvantaged

# SMART CITIES UK

  • UK Official Statistics: Towns and Cities Analysis
  • UKAuthority.com: Peer groups to promote digital service standard
  • UKAuthority.com: Joining up information beyond policing

# SMART CITIES - GERMANY

  • Cisco: Cisco and Berlin Enter into Cooperation on a Smart City

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Cisco: Cisco Invests in Digital India

# SMART CITIES CHINA

  • Stockholm and KTH Smart Cities to Hong Kong - Scandasia

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