In Riksbyggen's Housing Association (Brf) Viva in Gothenburg a unique system is being tested, where energy from solar cells on the rooftops of the buildings is stored in used electric bus batteries from Line 55. The energy storage creates flexibility in energy consumption and the power peaks of the buildings are cut. The energy storage also helps to streamline the surrounding power grid in the city. The project is a cooperation between Riksbyggen, Volvo, Göteborg Energi and Johanneberg Science Park.
Things are moving fast for the island’s capital, with announcements in November 2018 of 50 new electric vehicle recharging points, seven new electric buses and a bioclimatic building. Beyond announcements though, Santa Cruz is diligently working ensure these projects are taken up widely by citizens and create the ambitious economic and environmental sustainability desired.
In 2019, public transport company and IRIS-partner Qbuzz are making sustainable, zero-emission transport a reality!
The initiative promotes sustainable mobility and prioritises locations in the vicinity of health centers, shopping areas and training centers across the city
Utrecht, Metropole Nice Cote d’Azur and Gothenburg have all reinforced their commitment and global leadership in interoperable and scalable city solutions – becoming front-runners for collaboration between FIWARE and TMforum.
IRIS Smart Cities partners visited lighthouse city Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, France in October 2018 to finalise a busy first year focused on in-depth analysis of end-user, business, citizen and technical requirements for smart cities.
The city of Utrecht is the Dutch frontrunner in car sharing. In early October 2018, the city signed a Green Deal to further accelerate shared mobility progress. With the Green Deal a broad coalition of 40 stakeholders agreed to an ambitious target: three years from now, in 2021, the Netherlands should host 100.000 shared cars and 700.000 users of car sharing platforms.
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, with approximately 540,000 inhabitants, is one of the frontrunners of Europe in terms of smart strategies and urban digital transformation. We caught up with Jean-Charles Maleysson to talk about their role as a lighthouse city for the IRIS Smart Cities project.
This autumn, the city of Utrecht will be home to the international Climate Planet Exhibition. From 6 October to 3 November a 24-meter-high globe will tower above the Utrecht Jaarbeursplein, attracting an estimated 70.000 visitors to create awareness and debate over climate change. A circle of containers surrounds the globe, portraying the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This autumn Gothenburg has the opportunity to be named Europe's Innovation Capital 2018 by the European Commission. The city's focus on test beds and Science Parks, where broad collaborations pave the way for new innovations, has qualified it as one of twelve finalists in the iCapital Award competition. Next week, several of the city's innovation initiatives will be presented in Brussels 10 October and the winner crowned in Lisbon on 6 November.