INSIGHT EU: SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 27 Sept 2017

Our telegram headlines today*: 


  • Urban Agenda for the EU: Commissioner Creţu meets mayors of capitals in Riga +++ 
  • 6th Direct Dialogue between EU Capitals Mayors and the European Commission +++ 
  • Eurocities: EU Capital Mayors meeting 


  • URBACT III call for Transfer Networks now open! - Eurocities 


  • EIP-SCC Presentation in Washington at the US-UE cities partnership opportunities +++ 
  • Clean Bus Deployment Initiative +++ 
  • Latest EIP-SCC documents: 
    • Implementation of the Manifesto
    • Inclusive Smart Cities: A European Manifesto on Citizen Engagement
    • EIP-SCC Manifesto on Citizen Engagement
  • Upcoming events published by EIP SCC
    • Smart Cities Information Systems Conference 2017
    • European Utility Week
    • Smart Cities Week Washington D.C.
    • European Week of Regions and Cities 2017
    • Britain’s Smart Cities Conference
    • EIP-SCC General Assembly 2017
    • 2017 Annual EU Innovation Procurement Event
    • Nordic Smart Cities 2017
    • Broadband World Forum
    • Smart Sustainable Cities Financing Forum Liechtenstein
    • Smart City Expo World Congress
    • Broadband Days 2017


  • #1 Urban innovation in practice: success stories


  • Topics of E-governance to be discussed in Tallinn
  • The role of eGovernment in deepening the single market - Latest Activity
  • Future Cities Catapult: Blog – Uber: Tech Start-ups Should Help Design Regulation, Not Fight It
  • The rise of citizen data scientists in government - American City & County
  • Boosting Engagement by Gamifying Government - Data-Smart City Solutions


  • State of the Union 2017: Commission scales up its response to cyber-attacks and proposes a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the EU
  • Webinar: How Threat Intelligence Sharing Can Help You Stay Ahead of Attacks - Cloud Security Alliance Blog
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology policy and standardisation workshop


  • Financement des « Smart Cities » en Belgique : déjà plus de 100 projets pour 660 millions d’euros


  • Third meeting of the Urban Partnership on Air Quality, September 2017, Brussels
  • Covenant Coordinator Vlaams-Brabant province showcases local climate actions through an innovative online map


  • A focus on innovation in rural areas


  • U.S. Energy Department: BTO Director Speaking at Smart Cities Week
  • Covenant city Nantes concludes groundbreaking citizen-led dialogue to boost its energy transition


  • EU Research Conference – Funding and Policies for Smart Mobility - 10 October 2017, Torino, Italy
  • Advancing Sustainable Urban Mobility - Union for the Mediterranean
  • Smarter networks make smarter airports - American City & County
  • C40: Blog Posts: Bus Manufacturers Commit to Bring Cleaner ‘Soot-Free’ Buses to 20 Megacities


  • Energy Cities: Lisbon City administration and citizens working together to improve life in sensible urban areas


  • Smart Cities Summit 2017 – American City & County
  • Markets Insider: Urban Future Lab Competition To Showcase World's Top Smart City, Smart Grid, and Smart Mobility Technology Startups
  • Finalists named in Phoenix's third Smart City Hack - Phoenix Business Journal
  • Siemens Opens Digital R&D Hub in Chicago
  • Siemens Establishes Americas Digital Service Center to Help Transform Building Technologies Industry
  • Smart Cities Dive: Cities that are leading in connected transportation — and what others can learn from them
  • Innovation Village brings Smart Cities Summit to West Baltimore
  • Quartz: Smart cities are great. Human-centric cities are (again) the future

# UK

  • UK authorities sign up to City as a Platform principles -


  • Microgrid Knowledge: India Aims to Electrify All Households by End of 2018
  • Smart cities can set new standards in hi-tech governance: Experts


  • Ordnance Survey signs Singapore data deal


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