The results are in!
Three cities have been shortlisted from the case studies submitted to the Green Digital Charter’s annual publication. Who will walk away with first prize during the ‘Imagine the Urban Future: Innovation, Collaboration, Trust’ conference organised by GDC and EUROCITIES KSF on 23 January 2018 in Brussels? Amsterdam, Bristol or Dublin?
Amsterdam, with the City-Zen Project presents the virtual power plant, an online ICT-platform which aggregates people’s production and consumption of solar energy and stores the surplus locally, allowing its citizens to sell home-generated green energy on the open market. So far, more than 40 households have taken part to the initiative in the Dutch capital’s district of Nieuw-West.
Energy is also the core topic of the second finalist’s case study, the city of Bristol, where, in the framework of the Replicate Project, an energy demand management scheme has been put in place to monitor and control energy use allowing to level out peak demand. The system is piloted through 150 “smart homes”, having the opportunity to test “connected or smart appliances”.
The third finalist is Dublin, showcasing the iSCAPE project, aimed at improving the smart control of air pollution in Europe. In order to more efficiently reduce the impact of air pollution, this project comes out with a mixed approach focusing on the use of “Passive Control Systems” in urban spaces, on policy interventions and behavioural changes of citizens lifestyle.
Meet the jury
A jury consisting of Miimu Airaksinen (VTT, Finland); Jan Dictus (GOJA Consulting, Austria); and Cristobal Irazoqui (European Commission, DG CNECT) will decide which of the shortlisted projects scores best on the use of ICT, the effectiveness in meeting the city’s targets, and the involvement of citizens and civils society stakeholders.
Aside the competition, and given the relevance and the value brought by the projects displayed, all participating cities will be given space and voice in 2018’s case studies collection.
Join at the ‘Imagine the Urban Future: Innovation, Collaboration, Trust’ conference on 23 January to learn more about all the innovative projects cities are carrying out, and to see which one carries off first prize!
Registration are still open at http://bit.ly/2k4yzZG.