RESPONSE joins the Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects

February 18, 2021

A new project has joined the Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects. We want to welcome RESPONSE which aims to establish a strategic vision for Smart Cities Energy Transition: Climate-neutral cities by 2050. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, RESPONSE is a 60-month project. RESPONSE aims to

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Creative ways of collaborating: Smart Písek joins Urbania

February 4, 2021

Like many other cities in Europe, Písek has had to rethink how to organize meetings and spaces for collaboration during the times of COVID-19. One of the affected events is the Bold City Vision programme organised by our +CityxChange partner Smart Písek. The programme intended to kick off in the

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Trondheim integrating +CityxChange into the local curriculum

February 1, 2021

The Newton Energy Room at the NTNU Science Museum in Trondheim is a familiar place for all 9th– grade students in the Trondheim municipality: in this science teaching room they spend two days solving tasks and learning about energy as a part of their school curriculum. Now the municipality of

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Open Innovation Call #2, Limerick

January 12, 2021

Do you have an idea that could help transform the way Limerick uses energy? Open Innovation Call #2 is focused on generating and supporting new ideas that contribute to an ambitious ongoing goal for the city: creating a positive energy district, a compact area that actually produces more renewable energy than

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+CityxChange Newsletter – December 2020

December 7, 2020

+CityxChange‘s fifth newsletter has been distributed in December 2020. Please, feel welcome to read the newsletter online here and distribute it to your network. This month’s newsletter contains the most important news and updates of the last three months from our project, focusing on how +CityxChange has adopted to a

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SCIS Positive Energy Districts solution booklet

December 4, 2020

The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) Solution Booklet on “Positive Energy Districts” is out now. Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) are gaining importance, both as urban innovation labs and as concrete, on-the-ground projects for creating future proof, energy-positive and climate-neutral urban living environments. Where do they come from and why should

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Võru to switch to a completely LED technology street lighting

December 1, 2020

Our follower city, Võru, is the first city in Estonia, and as far as we know, in the Baltics, where street lighting is 100% provided with energy-efficient LED lamps. During the last six years, the city of Võru has been working to ensure that street lighting throughout the city is

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Sluppen City Lab opening in Trondheim

December 1, 2020

Over the past year and a half, partners have come together in the EU-project +CityxChange to develop forward thinking solutions within the energy sector. Many partners gathered at Lager 11 in Trondheim on September 10th to exchange experiences so far within the project and to look at new business opportunities.

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Placemaking through Stories – Localising Citizen Engagement

November 17, 2020

On the 20th of October 2020, ISOCARP Institute hosted the 3rd +CityxChange Stoyreliing Workshop in a digital format, as part of our annual consortium meeting.  The aim of the workshop was to understand and reflect on storytelling as a tool for citizen engagement and communication. The event lasted around two

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