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How to transition cities built on heavy industry to a more sustainable model

In a recent article by Mark Wessel published on Impakter.com, the collaboration between the 11 cities that form the pilot group Urban Transitions Alliance is presented and discussed. The four U.S. cities Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, three German cities Dortmund, Essen and Gelsenkirchen, the Polish city Katowice and the three Chinese urban districts of … Continue reading “How to transition cities built on heavy industry to a more sustainable model”

European-Chinese Business and Innovation Forum in Mannheim 3rd June

Trends and Perspectives Between Cooperation and Competition Together with the European Commission and with the support of ZEW, the City of Mannheim will organise the “European-Chinese Business and Innovation Forum – Trends and Perspectives Between Cooperation and Competition”. High-ranking representatives from the realms of politics, science and business will come together to give an exclusive … Continue reading “European-Chinese Business and Innovation Forum in Mannheim 3rd June”

The 2019 International Conference on Smart Cities

The 2019 ICTI Conference is for smart city products and system manufacturers, smart city engineers and architects, smart urban system designers, disaster resilience professionals, smart city builders and construction managers, smart city maintenance engineers and asset managers, smart city consulting engineers, government employees and academic researchers involved in designing and managing smart cities worldwide.   2019 … Continue reading “The 2019 International Conference on Smart Cities”

3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI 2019)

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI 2019) will include a highly selective program of technical papers, accompanied by workshops, demos, poster presentations and keynote presentations. The conference is going to take place on 19-23 August 2019 in Leicester, UK. Original contributions are welcome from both a technical and application perspective. The theme … Continue reading “3rd IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations (IEEE SCI 2019)”

Smart City Solutions – Part of INTEGRO

Cities are booming, the challenges are great. Traffic collapse, parking lot emergency and fine dust alarm. Intelligent use of energy. Secure data for citizens and administration. More voice and transparency in decisions. Designing the city of tomorrow to be liveable and sustainable. Decision-makers, concepts and solutions are in demand. And geodata: Because without precise data … Continue reading “Smart City Solutions – Part of INTEGRO”

Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions

SAVE THE DATE for the international conference of Triangulum: Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions The conference will take place 23-24 September in Stavanger, Norway. We are thus merging directly into the official Nordic Edge Expo & Conference. Having started in February 2015, Triangulum is one of the first three projects completing its journey towards becoming … Continue reading “Energising Cities: Innovations, Challenges & Solutions”

2019 EU-China Forum on Urban Scientific Research and Innovative Industry Development in Tianjin

The Joint Declaration on the EU-China Partnership on Urbanisation signed by the EU and Chinese leaders in 2012 opened a new chapter for the EU-China urbanisation cooperation. Since then the two sides have witnessed wider, deeper and more practical cooperation. To expand and deepen such urbanisation cooperation, under the guidance of the National Development and … Continue reading “2019 EU-China Forum on Urban Scientific Research and Innovative Industry Development in Tianjin”

First version of UEC Research & Innovation Agenda for EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation expected to be released in May

The R&I Agenda was developed with input from Chinese and European urban stakeholders from public and private sector, academia and civil society. Here is a sneak peek, in which we recommend that Europe and China cooperate towards: Cities of People & Culture: Joint measures for people-centred cities and communities, with cooperation mechanisms to support mutual … Continue reading “First version of UEC Research & Innovation Agenda for EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation expected to be released in May”


About URBAN-EU-CHINA

In the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation, 12 experienced European and Chinese consortium partners from across the sustainable urbanisation value chain join forces to support the European Commission in its aim to make EU-China sustainable urbanisation cooperation more accessible, attractive, and rewarding for a broader set of stakeholders. To accomplish this we organise a coordinated series of actions including: a strategic R&I agenda, scoping and assessment, networking events, peer-to-peer exchanges, bench-marking and monitoring, and joint demonstration projects.

By creating tighter coupling between city-level, national, and supra-national programmes, planning, policies, and projects, URBAN-EU-CHINA will yield a significant increase in cooperative EU-CHINA R&I activities. As URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform, we will:

  1. Promote and develop Joint Policy Strategies for EU-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation
  2. Create a Nursery of Joint Projects, from a broad range of low-threshold to a few high-performance projects
  3. Promote Brokerage of City-Industry-Science Partnerships using virtual and face to face meeting places

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 733571.