SmartEnCity, neutral-carbon smart cities
The aim of SmartEnCity is to create carbon-neutral smart cities that are more sustainable and welcoming, improve the quality of life of citizens, create jobs and wealth and offer equal growth opportunities.
SmartEnCity, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, aims to develop a systemic approach to transform European cities into sustainable, smart and resource-efficient urban environments. The aim is to develop strategies that can be replicated throughout Europe in order to:
- Reduce energy demand
- Increase the supply of renewable energy
Activities include the rehabilitation of buildings, the integration of infrastructures, the development of sustainable mobility and the intelligent use of information and communication technologies.
The SmartEnCity concept will be defined, planned and implemented in three lighthouse cities: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Tartu (Estonia) and Sonderborg (Denmark). The process will then be replicated in two “follower” cities: Lecce (Italy) and Asenovgrad (Bulgaria). A SmartEnCity Network will also be promoted with other cities interested in applying these strategies anywhere in Europe.