In early October, the Smart City community met in the SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Sonderborg. The two-day Climate conference, taking place from 4th to 5th October, focused on integrated smart solutions for Europe´s ambitious small and medium sized cities, including citizen participation and policy framing. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss how cities, independent of size, can learn from each other.
On 5th October, a workshop was specifically dedicated to the European Smart City project’s Follower Cities – cities that are closely following the demonstration actions in the Lighthouse Cities and are learning from these in order to develop their own smart city strategies and replication plans.
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“Cities in charge. It’s time to tear down the silos and share knowledge and experiences among cities. Connect and communicate. Include and involve. Citizens need to play a key role” – these were some of the key messages that Stavanger’s local coordinator Gerd Seehuus shared with the audience at the Smart Cities Summit in London. During her presentation she presented collaboration and cohesive solutions from Triangulum’s Lighthouse City Stavanger.
Several Triangulum partners from Stavanger were invited to speak at the conference, taking place in London from 19th to 20th September 2017, to give the audience practical examples on how to create smarter and more sustainable cities.
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From 2nd to 3rd October the annual conference of the EU Smart Cities Information System gathered the European Smart City community in Budapest. Triangulum was represented in two presentations at the conference: “Learning in the lighthouses: capturing smart urban transformation in the TRIANGULUM project”, given by James Evans (University of Manchester) and “TRIANGULUM replication tool for smart city use cases”, presented by Nikita Shetty (Fraunhofer IAO).
The conference wanted to encourage the replication of smart cities technologies, solutions and experiences among cities and communities. A mix of classic sessions and interactive methods, the event brought together key stakeholders from cities and regions, smart cities & energy efficiency projects, industry, business, the European Commission and smart cities initiatives.
Read more: https://www.scisconference2017.eu
Around two-hundred residents of the neighbourhood Eckart-Vaartbroek were present at the official opening of the innovative lighting route on 2nd October 2017.
A footpath around a pond is illuminated with smart lighting poles to make it more accessible and safe to walk. But that’s not all: A smart interactive trail of lights is set out to guide walkers or runners on their way. They can determine their own pace by setting the lights which turn on and off in a certain time-span.
For the opening, children from schools in the neighbourhood were invited to run the route for the first time.
Picture source: City of Eindhoven
“Smart Happiness” was the theme of this year’s Nordic Edge Conference and Expo, being organised for the third time in Triangulum’s Lighthouse City Stavanger from 26th to 28th September 2017.
Nordic Edge aims at being the most important arena in the Nordics for knowledge exchange and inspiration to creators of smarter businesses, smarter homes and smarter cities. By bringing together the best thinkers and the best doers, Nordic Edge Expo is a not-to-be-missed arena for ideas exchange, inspiration, insights and action. This year’s Nordic Edge brought together 4500 attendees from over 40 countries.
Triangulum was directly involved in several activities during Nordic Edge.
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On 31st August and 1st September 2017, IPR Prague conducted a local stakeholder workshop in cooperation with the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) and the City District of Prague 7. The workshop dealt with the topic “Modern technologies of assistive care and health care in formal and informal care delivery”. International and local experts and stakeholders were invited to a knowledge exchange and discussion about the current and future possibilities of home care.
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Between 20th and 29th of October, the Triangulum Lighthouse City Eindhoven will host the World Design Event (WDE). This new event will take place, from now on, every four years together with the yearly Dutch Design Week (DDW), presenting smart solutions and inventive ideas of more than 2,500 designers to more than 300,000 visitors in 100 locations across the city. The event will take place in Strijp-S, one of the Triangulum demonstration sites in Eindhoven.
For this occasion, the Eindhoven Triangulum consortium (VolkerWessels, Woonbedrijf, Technical University, KPN and the Municipality of Eindhoven) is organising a two day event focusing on the project results achieved in thr city. The ‘Triangulum days’ will take place on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd October.
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At the beginning of June 2017, Leipzig successfully finished the first draft of its Smart City Implementation Strategy. This marks an important milestone on the way towards an integrated strategy, which will enable the implementation of practical measures.
The strategy focuses on projects to be implemented in Leipzig West. It singles out the four categories climate-friendly district, sustainable mobility, smart living and active neighbourhood community as the most important ones for the district. As the pilot district includes a former cotton mill which is in the process of reutilisation, the project Strijp-S (Eindhoven, NL) could provide valuable input on the transformation of former industrial buildings.
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Like most of the European cities, Prague is facing the impact of global mega trends, including the ageing of its population. According to the Strategic Plan of Prague, by the year 2030 there will be an increase of 17% of over 65 year olds living in Prague and a 65% increase of the population above 80 years of age. It is thus estimated that the overall population of Prague above 65 years will count 252 thousand inhabitants, and among them 82 thousand inhabitants above the age of 80 years. This presents great challenges for the city and its services, as with the increase in the number of seniors, the number of those who depend on different levels of care also increases.
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During the last months, Sabadell has worked actively to design the actions that are included in the local Triangulum’s Implementation Strategy. The strategy is planned to be approved by early 2018 and is strongly inspired by the training workshops and webinars organised within Triangulum. It is being created within a co-design process, where the local and regional knowledge ecosystem is closely involved and funding opportunities are being analysed.
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