EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 29 March 2016


# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • Dutch EU Presidency: Open Science conference
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Background paper to the informal meeting of EU environment ministers on ‘Green Mobility’
  • Documentation: EU Urban Agenda Working Group meeting March 16 – Progress is being made
  • VASAB opinion on establishment of an EU Urban Agenda
  • Urban Europe: Routes to Urban Research and Innovation – RURI

# URBACT

  • URBACT III 1st call for Implementation Networks now open!
  • URBACT: The war for talent in cities

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • DG Regio’s Walter Deffaa addresses World Cities closing conference in Shantou, China

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • Internet of Things development enters the Open Innovation craze 

# EIB

  • BEI: Belgique : nouvelle maison communale à bilan énergétique quasi nul à Bierbeek grâce au programme « Smart Cities »

# EIP-SCC

  • Updated: EIP-SCC General Assembly in Eindhoven
  • Smart to Future Cities 2016
  • 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans  
  • Two Webinars on ‘Addressing Privacy in Smart Cities’ by Citizen Focus
  • Interview with Nathalie Guri
  • Interview with Younis Hijazi

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • Updated - ICLEI: Smart CITIES 2.0 to Feature Global City Perspectives
  • UKAuthority.com: Digital Marketplace to 'go wholesale'
  • Smart Summit Frankfurt
  • Smart Cities Exhibition & Conference for South - East Europe
  • UCLG: ECOSOC Forum on Partnership

# SMART FINANCE

  • How to Fund, Finance, and Build Capacity for Sustainable Urban Mobility (via EU TRIP)
  • Show Me the Money: How a Country Should Fund its Rapid Transit Infrastructure (via EU TRIP)
  • C40 Blog: Creating a Common Narrative for Financing a Sustainable Urban Future

# SMART SECURITY

  • Security Must Be a Primary Requirement in Our Smart Cities – CIO Review
  • UKAuthority.com: Police to get three pronged database

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Rencontre avec les lauréats de l'appel à projets « Démonstrateurs industriels pour la ville durable » - Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer

# SMART MOBILITY

  • Smart Cities Council: Don’t wait for self-driving cars. How Florida and NYC are getting traffic moving today
  • Smart Cities Council: Why self-driving trucks will help solve urban traffic problems (and maybe sooner than you think)

# SMART ENERGY

  • C40 Blog: Cities and Businesses Crowdsource Solutions to Renewable Energy Challenges
  • RENEO: 4th International Exhibition for Renewable Energies
  • International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency
  • ICLEI: 100% Renewable Energy in Cities dialogue report available!
  • Annual Conference: registration and call for contributions open!
  • EDSO: SMARTGREENS 2016: 5th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
  • South Mediterranean cities visiting Ghent to learn more on climate and energy action - Covenant of Mayors
  • Smart Cities Council: ZTE's Renewable Energy Solutions for Communications Systems
  • Smart Cities Council: ZTE's Integrated Battery-DG Hybrid Energy Storage Solution

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • C40 Blog: C40 Kicks Off Campaign for IPCC Special Report on Cities and Climate Change
  • Smart Blue City - 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition 2016
  • Smart Cities Council: The Quest for Zero Waste and UL 2799
  • Smart Cities Council: Wait... carbon dioxide could be GOOD for cities? (GE has an idea)

# SMART LIVING

  • Cities Invited to Submit Applications for Guangzhou Award - ICLEI
  • Smart Cities Council: Ground-breaking Service for Millions Uses Cloud for Online Psychotherapy
  • Smart Cities Council: Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future
  • Smart Cities Council: Washington, D.C. Pediatric Center Consults on Heart Disease with Immersive Video
  • Smart Cities Council: Neighborhood hopes tech and wellness hub will break cycle of poverty and incarceration

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Europeana Professional: What to expect at the Europeana Cloud Final Event & Final Plenary Meeting

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • Government, Google to help San Francisco improve its Internet connectivity - American City & County
  • Dallas' 'smart city' initiative appoints first executive director – Dallas Business Journal (blog)

# SMART CITIES - GULF STATES

  • University of Dubai research creates framework to support smart city initiatives around the world – Al-Bawaba
  • CoinDesk: Dubai Government Looks to Blockchain Amid Drive Toward 'Smart Cities'

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Smart Cities Council: Emulate India? They just got $100 million from Cisco
  • Smart Cities Council: Connecting India to Disconnect Poverty

# SMART CITIES - SOUTH KOREA

  • The Korea Herald: Korea, Thailand to boost ties on satellite, smart cities

# SMART CITIES - SINGAPORE

  • $1.5bn sustainable cities platform launched in Singapore (via EU TRIP)
  • Social Media Portal: A Gathering of Big Data & Smart Cities Experts in Singapore
  • FCL Lunch Talk: ORCID: Connecting Research & Researchers

# SMART CITIES - CHINA

  • China and UK team up in smart city development – China Daily
  • Smart Cities Council: China is rethinking its smart street lights. So should you

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