IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 23 May 2016


# UNITED NATIONS

  • Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities: UNECE and ITU launch the United for Smart Sustainable Cities global initiative
  • Wave of Smart Initiatives Raise Public Climate Action - ACE Dialogue at UN
  • ‘The Earth is not flat; it is urban,’ says UN report, urging new agenda for resilient, sustainable cities

# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda

# EIP-SCC

  • EIP-SCC launches App and start interacting! for General Assembly
  • Smart city leaders meet to strengthen community
  • Smart Cities WG – Triangulum Workshop
  • Sustainable Energy Week
  • Check Covenant of Mayors Benchmarks of Excellence catalogue and get inspired

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • EU Commission releases 2016 European Digital Progress Report: unequal progress towards a Digital Single Market
  • Progress by country
  • eCommunications Eurobarometer report
  • I-DESI report
  • All reports
  • Digital Economy and Society Index

# EU COMMISSION - DG GROW

  • DG Grow: Blueprint for cities and regions as launch pads for digital transformation poster

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • Statescoop: Smart Cities Council releases online edition of innovation readiness guide
  • Smart Cities Council: StateTech: White House urges federal-local smart cities collaboration
  • ICMA: Smart Cities Council teams up with ICMA to survey communities on smart city practices nationwide
  • Smart Cities Council: TM Forum Launches End-to-End Smart City Maturity and Benchmarking Model

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Telia: CONNECTED THINGS Driving business transformation in the Nordics – connected cars are leading the way
  • Cisco Networks: Startups embrace the Internet of Things - More startups in a wide range of markets are using IoT technology
  • Deutsche Telekom begleitet Mittelstand in die digitale Zukunft

# SMART MOBILITY

  • Research Headlines - Network to combine carpooling with public transport options

# SMART ENERGY

  • Smart Cities Council: 4 proven ways to meet or beat your city's energy efficiency goals
  • Bornova2016 - Get into the Grand Bazaar!

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'Social Innovation for Accelerating Transition to Sustainable Cities' - 30 May 2016 (via Research & Innovation)
  • The Udine Climate Fund: another step towards a sustainable energy city
  • ICLEI: The European Union references Urban-LEDS to support capacity building in cities and regions

# SMART LIVING

  • RoboCity2030 Future Trends in Robotics (via Digital Single Market)
  • Smart Cities Council: Empowering Communities to Promote Diabetes Care and Prevention Through 3G Technologies
  • Peer Review in Germany: Active Ageing Index at the local level
  • BMUB: Am Tag der Städtebauförderung beteiligen sich 530 Kommunen mit über 900 Veranstaltungen in ganz Deutschland
  • 20 May - 16 June: Compact of Mayors E-Learning Webinar Series

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Europeana Professional: 2016 Heritage in Motion Award winners
  • Europeana Professional: Choosing a country's artworks for Europeana 280: Germany

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • Smart Cities Council: Illinois launches drive to become first 'smart state' using IoT

# SMART CITIES - BRAZIL

  • EU Green Week 2016 Partner event: 'EU - Brazil actions for sustainable cities' - 30 May 2016

# SMART CITIES - UK

  • Bristol named as leading UK Smart City - University of Bristol

# SMART CITIES - GULF STATES

  • Smart Cities Council: How smart can a city get? Dubai plans to find out

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • “Projects of $7 billion on the offer in Round One of Smart Cities- 14 new cities to be added to the first round list shortly”- Minister Venkaiah Naidu
  • No universal formula for smart cities: Rajasthan Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh  - Daily News & Analysis
  • Smart City: Government to announce names of 14 more cities soon Economic Times

# SMART CITIES - AFRICA

  • OECD: AFRICA: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities
  • Affordability dominates debate as leaders discuss creating a ‘Smart Africa’ at AfDB Annual Meetings
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