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Integrated Plan for Development of Growth Pole Iasi (PIDPC Iasi)

Iasi metropolitan area is made up of 14 local communities which concentrate in their territory about 50% of Iasi County; on the basis of the public partnership between the local authorities it has set common objectives for the sustainable development of the area. The action plan for the “Integrate plan for development of growth pole Iasi” includes 85 investment projects which are targeted towards the rehabilitation of airport and road transport infrastructure, the development of integrated infrastructure systems for water and sewage, the development of an integrated efficient waste

management system, the creation and development of business support structures, the promotion of technological transfer and new industries, the modernisation of research/innovation services, the modernisation of education, social and health infrastructure and capitalisation on cultural-historic heritage. The overall result of these projects is a complete conversion of the Iasi metropolitan area from an economic and traditionally academic centre into a developed polycentric metropolitan community and a regional pole of knowledge and competitiveness. LEAD PARTNER : Iasi municipality, Iasi county council and 13 municipalities located near Iasi county


High-tech and green building as meeting point for the village Community of Dambel

Dambel is a small village with 453 inhabitants located in the north-west of Trentino, Italy. The EUR 2.9 million project involved converting a former office building into a high-tech multi-function village hall. The main frames of the renovated building, which opened to the public in July 2012, were made using local wood and the rooftop collects rainwater which is used to provide the building’s water needs as well as to water the surrounding gardens. The building has been kitted out with an advanced domotics system connected to renewable energy sources. LEAD PARTNER : Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy

The energy-saving building is now used as Dambel’s town hall and its sizeable main hall is used for municipal meetings as well as other community events and public meetings. In addition, the renovated building houses the town’s health clinic, a kindergarten for around 20 children and various storage facilities. Up to 7 000 people from the village itself and surrounding areas are expected to use the building each year.

3e Houses (energy efficient e-houses)

Partners in collaborative projects bring with them different priorities, different practices and different relationships with the public. This could potentially create ‘islands’ of practice, understanding and responsibility. The 3e Houses Project ( is a European Commission CIP-PSP funded project with partners in Spain, Germany, Bulgaria and the UK. The UK partners, based in Bristol, South West England, include Bristol City Council (a public authority), Knowle West Media Centre (a community organisation), IP Performance (an

SME) and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (the research lab of Toshiba). The UK partners have deployed smart metering technology into 100 social housing units across the city, approximately half of which are within our Knowle West European Living Lab. This project has given the partners an opportunity to explore closely the mechanisms of collaboration and challenges of cooperation between different institutions and bodies whilst enabling effective co-production with the community. LEAD PARTNER : Bristol City Council

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An Urban Lifestyle Point (ULP) is a place being reclaimed by its inhabitants, workers, guests...thanks to the new design of the space, its animation and/or the setup of various amenities. Create and develop ULP with the support of the authorities and private actors



o Matching offer and demand o Managing the calendar of activities per site o Solliciting the communal authorizations o Providing assistance in the preparation o Preparing the site (mounting, consumables) o Restoring the site (dismounting, cleaning)

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EQuAMA aims to set up a structure for bringing more life to the European quarter in Brussels. The area is currently perceived as a mono-functional area, as the area of the European institutions.

The organisation will manage public spaces by means of Urban Lifestyle Points and will develop specific events to enliven public spaces like squares and parks.

EQuAMA wants to develop a “software” project for the area in order to re-position Brussels as the capital of Europe, as the place for developing arts, culture and innovation.

Example: if Brussels wants to become Europe’s capital city, Léopold Park –the central spot in between the European institutions – should be recovered as a part of Brussels and be recognised as such primarily by its citizens.

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Zambujal Melhora! (Zambujal Get’s Better!)

This is a major initiative aimed at urban regeneration in the municipality of Amadora, focusing on rehabilitating the Zambujal neighbourhood (owned by the municipality and the IHUR, with about 3 500 inhabitants) and its social and economic development, working in close partnership with organisations and residents seeking changes in living conditions.

ital Lisbon and close to Monsanto Park, considered “Lisbon’s lung”). The project was structured according to the three major concerns of the organisations (central and local levels) and residents: housing (recovering and improving the exterior of the buildings and the common areas); environment and public space (accessibility, lighting, parking, green spaces, pedestrian ways, sports facilities); and economic and social development (“Opportunity Spaces” – that promote activities like information, internet, literacy, vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship).

Mostly built in the 70s and 80s, the neighbourhood was marked by a high level of degradation and social stigma. Taking advantage of its geographical location (a few minutes from the cap- LEAD PARTNER : City of Amadora









The project SURF, now finished, was about the sustainable development of the zone between urban and rural areas, a development to make these zones (“urban fringes”) more attractive, by making use of the best of both worlds (urban-rural). Two of the partners within SURF, Hamburg and Enschede, became partners of the project URMA, a project that is about the exchange of good practices on urban-rural partnerships in metropolitan areas. So this was a direct spin off of the SURF project.

SURF: URMA: LEAD PARTNER : City of Enschede

One of the tools which came out of the SURF-project was a cooperation/network organisation of regional/local governments, knowledge institutes and entrepreneurs, “the green knowledge portal Twente” (Twente is the region and Enschede the biggest city within this region): students from urban knowledge institutes get practice-learning opportunities from the rural society and the rural society gets new knowledge (innovation).

Rom san- are you Romani?

The city of Gothenburg is working actively on the integration of Roma. The Romani people are the most disadvantaged group in Swedish society, among whom between 70 to 90 percent of the adults are feared to be unemployed.

Through the project “Rom san – are you Romani?” the Romani community and the City Museum wish to tell the history of the Romani people and to show what it can mean to be Romani in western Sweden today.

Due to prejudices grown out of ignorance, the Romani people have become distanced from the institutions of the majority society and the labour market. Most of them live in cities which makes this an urban challenge.

By means of citizen participation we wish to break down the obstacles arising from prejudice and take one step closer towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. LEAD PARTNER : City of Gothenburg

C2C BIZZ Don’t sell your product. Sell holes!

Why sell your pencils? Sell a story!

Why sell your chair? Sell lounging!

Why tie yourself to your product?

Rethink the way you do things.

Rethink the way you do things.

Rethink the way you do things.

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It is time to rethink the way we do things. Why do you still sell your products? Did you ever consider selling them as a service?

C2C products, processes, buildings and areas are designed to add value to their surroundings.

It is time to rethink the way we do things. Why do you still sell your products? Did you ever consider selling them as a service?

C2C products, processes, buildings and areas are designed to add value to their surroundings.

It is time to rethink the way we do things. Why do you still sell your products? Did you ever consider selling them as a service?

C2C products, processes, buildings and areas are designed to add value to their surroundings.

It is time to rethink the way we do things. Why do you still sell your products? Did you ever consider selling them as a service?

C2C products, processes, buildings and areas are designed to add value to their surroundings.

Our resources are running out, we all know something has to change. The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) philosophy aims to improve quality and good business by continuing material flows, using renewable energy and creating ecological, social and economical diversity.

Cradle to Cradle helps you to rethink, turn things around and create new opportunities leading to more profits for your business.

Our resources are running out, we all know something has to change. The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) philosophy aims to improve quality and good business by continuing material flows, using renewable energy and creating ecological, social and economical diversity.

Cradle to Cradle helps you to rethink, turn things around and create new opportunities leading to more profits for your business.

Our resources are running out, we all know something has to change. The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) philosophy aims to improve quality and good business by continuing material flows, using renewable energy and creating ecological, social and economical diversity.

Cradle to Cradle helps you to rethink, turn things around and create new opportunities leading to more profits for your business.

Our resources are running out, we all know something has to change. The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) philosophy aims to improve quality and good business by continuing material flows, using renewable energy and creating ecological, social and economical diversity.

Cradle to Cradle helps you to rethink, turn things around and create new opportunities leading to more profits for your business.

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C2C BIZZ wants to apply the C2C principles to business sites. These sites have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy and are future-proof. Different innovative aspects of transition towards C2C will be studied, developed and tested on pilot sites. Together the pilots comprise one complete transnational C2C business site. The cooperation is centred on three objectives, which are the main C2C principles: realising continuous loops, finding energy solutions and cre- LEAD PARTNER : Eindhoven Region (SRE)


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ating diversity. Companies on the business sites will be involved with a view to actively contributing and becoming aware of C2C. New knowledge, experience, tools, instruments and guidelines will be produced and gathered in the C2C Expolab in Venlo, the central knowledge centre of the project. The final result of the project will be a roadmap, paving the way to a 100% C2C business site.


Create a campaign plan Share your objectives

Know your city

Celebrate through ENGAGE days

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Having signed the Covenant, mayors commit to “mobilise the civil society in (our) geographical areas to take part in developing the Action Plan”. ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part! ENGAGE is a participatory communications campaign implemented by European local authorities. They use this initiative as a communication tool to share the Covenant of Mayors’ objectives locally. Indeed, this campaign commits all citizens and stakeholders to make personal energy-saving pledges and therefore contribute to their cities’ energy and climate targets. LEAD PARTNER : Energy Cities

Your ENGAGE campaign logo sits here. You can create a logo with a professional designer, or just use some text.

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Thanks to a user-friendly online tool, cities can create participant posters. Showcasing participants’ pledges demonstrates the power of combined energy-saving actions. ENGAGE also proves that communications campaigns lead to tangible energy results: by the end of 2012, participants in the 12 ENGAGE pioneer cities monitored were able to avoid 40 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. On average, each citizen has reduced his/her annual CO2 emissions by 12%!

NiCE Networking intelligent Cities for Energy Efficiency

NiCE promotes and advances implementation of the Green Digital Charter. Currently signed by 34 cities, the Charter commits signatories to exploit ICT as enabling technology for reducing CO2 emissions, to demonstrate leadership in adopting innovative technical solutions for delivering on climate change commitments; and to build a partnership between the public and private sectors to use ICT as an enabler to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. LEAD PARTNER : EUROCITIES

The core of NiCE is the development of the Green Digital Toolkit, an online platform to support cities in implementing their smart and sustainable agenda. Through the Toolkit cities can access the tools developed by NiCE to assess their Charter implementation, to compare it with the Covenant of Mayors commitments and to calculate their ICT carbon footprint. Signatory cities can also use the Toolkit to share tools and activities they are implementing so as to provide other signatories with hundreds of winning and tested solutions.


Cascade is an IEE networking and mutual learning project on local energy leadership. It supports cities on delivering the 2020 EU targets for energy and climate change. Led by EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, CASCADE aims to improve the implementation of sustainable energy policies in large and medium European cities. The project, which is already halfway through, inspires improvements in the implementation of sustainable energy policies through three “cascading� levels of high-quality and innovative LEAD PARTNER : EUROCITIES

networking and mutual learning activities: i) indepth peer learning visits among partner cities (already implemented), ii) study tours, mentoring and work shadowing visits (ongoing), iii) regional and national networking. The project activities focus on three main areas: energy efficiency in buildings & districts, renewable energy sources & distributed energy generation and energy in urban transport.

Etopia Center for Art & Technology

Etopia Center for Art & Technology is a global centre for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital city: an open innovation model where entrepreneurs, creators, citizens, enterprises and researchers work together to create wealth, employment and knowledge, in order to face up to the urban challenges in the digital age.

This is a space for collaborative work, to search for new paths, to learn by doing. This is all permanently connected to projects elsewhere in the world within the same fields of action. Etopia is the place where the economy of the future and the future of the city are designed and made. The official opening will be in the coming months. The Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, a public-private partnership, will be in charge of the activities programme. LEAD PARTNER : Fundacion Zaragoza Ciudad del Conocimiento

Clean Transport In European Cities (HyTEC)

The HyTEC project will create genuine links between the new and existing hydrogen passenger vehicle demonstration projects across Europe, with a view to informing ongoing strategic planning for hydrogen rollout and also ensuring a ‘common voice’ towards the expansion of the hydrogen vehicle fleet in Europe towards commercialisation. A European consortium of 17 members from 5 Member States has been assembled to deliver the project, which will:

- demonstrate 30 new hydrogen vehicles in the hands of real customers, in three vehicle classes: taxis (15), passenger cars (10), and scooters (5). - analyse the results of the project, with an expert pan-European research team. - plan for future commercialisation of the vehicles, as well as providing an approach for the rollout of vehicles and infrastructure, which builds on the demonstration projects. - disseminate the results of the project widely to the public to improve hydrogen awareness. LEAD PARTNER : HyER, Hydrogen, fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions

Küçükçekmece municipality green town centre building

The Küçükçekmece municipality new town centre building project is based in a new location with new understanding, as the municipality faced rising space requirements. The building will be built in an emerging location to transform its surroundings through its public function and potential. Demonstrating prescience, its pioneering concept will become the norm for the community of Küçükçekmece and even Istanbul. This building is fully designed as a green building and all of its features are in line with today’s principles of LEAD PARTNER : İstanbul – Marmara - TURKEY

mindful usage of natural resources from the international scale to the local. So, similar criteria may be used in future constructions in the same neighbourhood. What makes the building green or sustainable are its basic features such as its high percentage passive air conditioning and the natural lighting possibilities of its double-facade and galleries, the re-usage of grey water and rainwater, the selection of recyclable materials, green roof and easy-adaptable plants.

It Is Never Too Late To Learn

The project entitled “It is never too late to learn” is an awareness project designed to promote the concept of lifelong learning and get people to embrace it at a public level. Through the implementation of various methods, it aims to reach people of all ages and instil in them the concept of lifelong learning. LEAD PARTNER : Istanbul city - Bagcilar District

The adult groups are led by specialised experts in NGOs’ own buildings in order to reach capillaries (so to speak) of society and enable even the people who cannot leave home to get to know the concept of lifelong learning. Rather than typical presentation methods, the “laugh and learn theatres” approach was taken in the activities intended for children. With all activities, the project has especially endeavoured to do away with the mindset that learning begins and ends in schools and introduce the idea that learning takes place from the cradle to the grave.

County waste management centre Kaštijun

The project “County waste management centre Kaštijun” will contribute to implementing the County regional solid waste management plan which was adopted in October 2008 by the county council. Therefore, the project is part of the implementation of the environmental priorities defined in the Accession Partnership of 12 February 2008 for Croatia. The five stages of the entire project are: a) preliminary activities such as investigation works, geotechnical-geological investigations, LEAD PARTNER : Kaštijun Ltd

topographic survey, permits and technical designs which are co-financed by national funds, b) the construction of a landfill and associated works and equipment which is the subject of the IPA co- financing, c) the construction of a mechanical and biological treatment plant (MBT) to be financed by a bank loan, d) the construction of six transfer stations to be financed by national funds e) the enlargement of the landfill and the construction of a power plant to be funded by the gate fee.

Creation of the regenerated water network

Creation of the regenerated water network for the city of Madrid, by means of constructing a large ring with a total of almost 200km of underground infrastructure which will allow regenerated water to be diverted in both directions to any point on the network. The production of regenerated water for the 3 year 2011 amounted to 6 200 000 m , with a consequent saving in drinking water. LEAD PARTNER : Madrid City Council

When the regenerated water network is completed and operational by 2030, there will be a 3 total annual saving of 24 hm of drinking water, the equivalent of the annual water consumption for a city with 315 000 inhabitants.

Proximity Employment Programme

The Madrid City Council Employment Agency is coordinating a project called the Proximity Employment Programme (PEP), aimed mainly at the unemployed from the districts of Carabanchel, Usera, Puente de Vallecas, Villa de Vallecas and Villaverde, and in particular for women with special employability problems, immigrants, young people, the over-45s and the long-term unemployed. The Proximity Employment Programme includes work guidance for unemployed people and specialised training courses in services for the dependency sector, for positions such as geriatric LEAD PARTNER : Madrid City Council

nursing assistants, auxiliary home helps, specialists in telephone assistance, specialists in domestic services, auxiliary cleaning and laundry workers and basic catering service providers for care centres. It should be noted that there was a commitment towards insertion of 38% of the unemployed engaged in our specific occupational training accompanied by work experience.


TISAR (Traveller Information System for the Adriatic Region) will initiate a debate on the theme of public transport data sharing and multimodal traveller information at political and technical levels. The aim of the project is the implementation of an ICT platform where public transport and journey-planning data will be merged and made available in the languages of the IPA countries. LEAD PARTNER : Marche Region

The TISAR platform will give information on available public transport solutions combined in seamless multimodal journey planning. The project involves the public authorities of different countries in the Adriatic region and 2 technology partners with strong experience in the ITS sector.


Pre-waste is a three-year European project aimed at helping local and regional authorities to improve their waste prevention policies, in order to significantly reduce the production of waste, and its hazards. LEAD PARTNER : Marche Region

Main outcomes: - planning, implementation and monitoring guidelines for regional waste prevention policies; - 27 best waste prevention practices implemented in the European Union by local or regional authorities; - a web tool to assess and monitor the efficiency of waste prevention actions; - numerous communication and dissemination tools: website, national events, conferences, etc.; - 9 feasibility studies about the transfer of selected best practices in the partners’ territories.

Information and interpretation Center (ICC) of Anatoliki Mani Municipality

The project involves the reconstruction of an almost destroyed building (the former girls’ school) in the center of Githio city and its reuse as an information and interpretation centre, hosting an exhibition of objects related to the production of local products. The building is characterised as preserved by the ministry of culture and is located in the central square of the city. The reuse of the building has great emotional significance for the locals, as many of them went to school at this building. LEAD PARTNER : Municipality of Anatoliki Mani

The local community has been demanding its reconstruction and creative use in local life for the last 20 years. During the implementation of the project, citizens are invited to participate in the revival of the building by offering personal objects for the exhibition. The exhibition is planned to advance tourism and encourage visitors to the area and thus boost the local economy.


The Rakvere Smart House/Intelligent Building Competence Centre is a regional organisation established with the support of Enterprise Estonia. It is a common initiative by universities, entrepreneurs, Rakvere city and other municipalities in the region of North Estonia that aims to create cohesion between higher education and entrepreneurship in the field of intelligent and smart technologies for use in home and office equipment, automated building systems and building management. The objective is to create a test-environment that enables testing of the technologies that

provide energy efficiency and saving. The aim is to consolidate competences and resources related to research and development institutions in specific fields outside the counties of Harju and Tartu and, by setting up new competence centres. The existing building to be developed into the smart house dates back to 1935 and is 1 900 m² large. By using the existing building, Rakvere intends to develop measures and concepts showing how to achieve energy savings in an old building. LEAD PARTNER : Rakvere SMART HOUSE Competence Centre City of Rakvere

Renovate your buildings to Renovate your local economy!

Renovating Europe’s buildings is the solution to delivering on the EU’s climate goals and growth agenda, as well as providing multiple benefits including improved health for Europe’s citizens. The Renovate Europe campaign aims to help the EU achieve these objectives by advocating a reduction of the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050. LEAD PARTNER : Renovate Europe (c/o EuroACE)

The 3 projects below are drawn from 3 different European countries, outline 3 different financing schemes, and demonstrate the feasibility and the multiple benefits of renovation programmes. Cities and regions have a key role to play in driving these renovation programmes across Europe to ensure that the multiple benefits of increased renovation rates are reaped by the economy, the environment and society at large.

CURE Creative Urban Renewal in Europe

The creative industries are a key growth sector throughout Europe and successful development and nurturing of the creative economy has never been more important. By developing Creative Zones to kick-start regeneration in run-down urban areas, the EU Funded Interreg Northwest IVB CURE Programme – Creative Urban Renewal in Europe – aims to develop creative and cultural hubs that will provide creative workspaces and showcasing opportunities and enliven the space for the whole community. LEAD PARTNER : City of Hagen (Germany)

Testing this concept are partners from across North-West Europe. Organisations from Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK have developed the Creative Zone Innovator (CZI) which allows us to monitor creative development and ensure that key regeneration, creative and cultural objectives are met. This innovative tool is easily transferable throughout Europe. CURE initiated a European network for creative zones. The CURE Creative Zone Network delivers guidance on how to work with the CZI and showcases best practices throughout Europe.

Centre for Environmental Education in Jihlava

The aim of this project was to create a specific educational centre on Jihlava’s zoo premises. This centre provides educational and advisory activities for a wide range of target groups such as crèches, primary schools, hobby groups, educators, experts and the wider public. The building and also the interior is designed unconventionally (main halls, classrooms) with a view to attracting a wide range of target groups and creating an interesting and inspiring environment for gaining and using knowledge in the area of environmental education and enlightenment. LEAD PARTNER : Statutory city of Jihlava

The target of the project was to create an interactive educational centre which would become an attractive and useful base for environmental educational programmes. This is a low-energy building, which meets high architectural and environmental standards.

ISTIMES (Integrated System for Transport Infrastructures surveillance and Monitoring by Electromagnetic Sensing)

The ISTIMES project has designed, assessed and developed a prototypical modular and scalable ICT-based system, exploiting distributed and local sensors, for non-destructive electromagnetic monitoring of critical transport infrastructure.

The effectiveness of the ISTIMES system has been assessed by means of activities at test beds in Basilicata region such as Musmeci bridge in the city of Potenza and Varco Izzo railway tunnel located in the Potenza area (Italy).

The ISTIMES system is thus able to combine current monitoring of infrastructure with a high situational awareness during crisis management, providing updated and detailed real- and near-real time information about the infrastructure status to improve decision support for emergency and disaster stakeholders.

The ISTIMES approach has been successfully applied to other critical infrastructure in the Basilicata region, e.g. for monitoring one of the largest dams in Europe, the Monte Cotugno dam, which represents the “nodal point” for the hydraulic system providing services on the Ionic sea side. LEAD PARTNER : TeRN Consortium “Technological District of the Basilicata Region on earth observation and natural risks”

RSC Regions for Sustainable Change

The RSC aimed to develop and stimulate the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change at regional level. Following a baseline assessment of partners’ abilities to address climate change, the project carries out the following main activities: developing a set of criteria and indicators for low-carbon regions; conducting a macroeconomic analysis of three partner regions, investigating the use of SEA and sustainability assessment for integrating climate issues into regional planning; and implementing pilot actions to transfer the “low carbon region” development model in practice.

As for macroeconomic analysis, the main output was the tool “Prioritisation of Actions for a Low Carbon Economy (PACE)” designed to help regional low carbon planning, which was deployed for the regions of Burgenland (Austria), Marche (Italy) and Cornwall (UK). The PACE tool is a mechanism for comparing a whole range of carbon mitigation measures a region might be considering when moving towards a low carbon economy. LEAD PARTNER : The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (HU)

EURO-URHIS 2 (European Urban Health Indicators System Part 2)

EURO-URHIS 2 follows on from the EURO-URHIS project, which developed a network of 60 urban areas across Europe. The initiative sought to find availability of many health indicators across Europe and describe features of health that have a major impact on the health of urban residents. Information on data availability and the nature of European Union urban health was developed. The European Community Health Indicator longlist was used as a starting point. The result was a list of 39 health indicators that could be tested across the participating cities. The project con- LEAD PARTNER : University of Manchester

cluded that more research was required in order to build an effective health indicator system. EURO-URHIS 2 has developed instruments to collect data in urban areas, through health interview surveys, routinely available sources of information and consultation with policy makers. The project has resulted in the largest set of urban health indicators on an individual level in the world.

aspern IQ the energy-surplus office building in Aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside

One of the biggest urban development areas in Europe is growing in Vienna: Aspern, “Vienna’s Urban Lakeside”. With the technology centre “aspern IQ”, the Vienna Business Agency has realised the first building and flagship project in this new urban district of 240 ha. Aspern IQ is the first energy-surplus office building in Vienna. It fulfils the highest ecological re2 quirements and offers 6 600 m of effective area office space and opportunities for technological, productive and innovative development. There is no need for radiators, and the photovoltaic LEAD PARTNER : City of Vienna

system of 1 300 m offers not only energy but serves also as sun shade. 2

The ecological concrete used in the construction is PVC-free and generated 80% less CO2 emissions in production. In 23 flexible units there are offices, laboratories and production areas available for companies. Since October 2012 the first companies have started their activities in the aspern IQ, with a focus on key technologies.

POWERED Project of Offshore Wind Energy: Research, Experimentation, Development

POWERED aims to define a set of strategies and shared methods for the development of offshore wind energy in all the countries overlooking the Adriatic Sea. This energy choice could enable a rapid increase in installations, as it reduces the problems related to landscape that are frequently the main obstacles to the creation of wind parks in high-density population areas or in areas with a high historical or landscape value. LEAD PARTNER : Abruzzo Region

The main objective of the project is to draft guidelines for the realisation of off-shore wind parks in the Adriatic Sea compatible with the planning and conservation policies of the project partners, who are standing together to tackle the energy challenge. For the first time a number of countries are joining forces and developing common strategies aimed at exploiting wind energy in a sensitive context like the marine environment.

Creating a public utility park in the Ion Creanga neighbourhood

The proposed project is aimed at enhancing the quality of life and creating new jobs in the area of the “Ion Creanga” neighbourhood, through the rehabilitation of the urban infrastructure.

Other important objectives of this project are: Developing and implementing an integrated plan for urban development; increasing the surface area of the modernised public areas, especially the leisure areas; increasing the population’s safety level; improving the level of environmental protection; and promoting a non-discriminatory approach and social inclusion. LEAD PARTNER : District 2 of the Municipality of Bucharest

Urban - LEDS

All local governments have the power to plan and implement their local community’s low carbon strategies and so contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

and energy action is underway – with the use of a clear methodology, tools and guidance specifically created for local governments. Moreover, this also ties in with reporting.

In the Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission (, 8 model cities in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa are developing their Urban-LEDS strategies, supported in the process by trail-blazing European cities.

There is a need to improve Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) reporting using existing reporting platforms such as the carbonn Cities Climate Registry where cities can report on climate targets and activities.

This unique project, with UN-Habitat and ICLEI as implementing partners, shows that local climate

The Urban-LEDS project offers a closed loop process – from planning to implementing, monitoring and reporting. LEAD PARTNER : ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Broadband and e-government

Heraklion is a city that takes advantage of innovative initiatives that use new technologies to serve its citizens and visitors. The city has an extensive and ever-growing broadband infrastructure of over 70km of cityowned fibre optics connecting over 100 sites and over 80 wireless access points offering free internet access, as well as a mature e-government system. This fact is supported by the selection of Heraklion as one of the 21 smartest cities in the world for 2013 by the Intelligent Community Forum for the second year in a row.

The newly formed “Smart Heraklion” committee, made up of leaders from several of the city’s institutions, seeks to enhance the city’s status as a smart city and to encourage sustainable progress in all of its endeavours. Also, along with Venice, Cesena and Bologna, Heraklion is a member of EUROCITIES, a network of major European cities, working together on exchanging best practices. LEAD PARTNER : Municipality of Heraklion - Crete - Greece

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