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1000 Smart network


The 1000Smart network aims at strongly impacting in living conditions and productivity in urban areas. In this context, the specific challenges to which the project aims to respond can be summarized in the following categories: Big Data, ICT and urban Platforms based; Integrated energy management; Optimized infrastructures and networks; Positive energy urban areas; Adaptive mobility and transportation; Urban Knowledge Management, Research development, education and knowledge management; Expression, culture, art and creativity in Urban Environments.






Cities

As part of 1000Smart network diversified cities and territories and stakeholders with different layers of responsibility are present.
This involves a way of maintaining continuity, which contributes greatly to the integration and replication capacities that must predominate in the proposal. Additionally, an excellent experience with previous initiatives support of 1000Smart network which currently counts with more than 40 partners, 9 cities and towns and about 100 solutions under implementation. 1000Smart network targets 1000 smart ideas implementation up to 2020, in line with both EU targets and ESIF framework.

The project is proving capable of bringing both business and citizens to the SmartCity and to give it back as a way to reinvent urban living and community development. In the process using 1000Smart's technology innovation demonstration facility new technologies have been tried and demonstrated.

Network Leader


www.cm-guimaraes.pt



Guimarães

Guimarães is a northern portuguese city and municipality. The population of the municipality is 158,124 inhabitants, and the total area 240.95 square kilometres. Guimarães has a high population density (660 inhabitants/km2), reflecting the strong urbanization of the county. With half its inhabitants under 30, it is also one of the youngest cities in Europe.


  • Innovative smart city’s features
    It is an historical city that had an important role in the formation of Portugal and it was settled in the 9th century, at which time it was called Vimaranes. The city is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" or "the cradle city" (Cidade Berço in Portuguese), birthplace of Afonso I of Portugal, the first Portuguese king. Guimarães is one of the country's most important historical cities. Its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the largest tourist centers in the region. Its streets and monuments breathe history and enchant those who visit. Since 2001, year that became UNESCO World Heritage Site, Guimarães developed awareness on the importance of heritage and through educational programs has make citizens committed and active participants in the preservation process. After that new challenges have been launched to the community and the success of these has proved its organizational capacity. Guimarães, jointly with Maribor, Slovenia, was the European Capital of Culture in 2012. During that year, the city has taken the opportunity to provide a strong cultural and social agenda, bringing several economic benefits, fostering urban regeneration, improving the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. Once more, citizens joined strongly to welcome visitors making the event a huge success. Working on the path of a more inclusive city with a superior quality of life, Guimarães was also European City of Sport (CED) in 2013, being distinguished as the best CED of its year. As a European City of Sport, Guimarães believes in the society factor of aggregation that sport brings, while improving quality of life, psycho-physical well-being and promoting a best integration within social classes in the community. On the path of a better and sustainable city, in 2013, Guimarães has joined the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) that was approved by the committee in 2014. Signatories endorse a shared vision for 2050: accelerating the decarburization of their territories, strengthening their capacity to adapt to unavoidable climate change impact, and allowing their citizens to access secure, sustainable and affordable energy.

    Smart City’s strategy
    In the past years, Guimarães has committed to become a more modern, sustainable, inclusive, smart city. Several projects and actions have been implemented in the municipality always with a strong community support. One of the city’s challenges is to create more comprehensive cultural program, better distributed throughout the territory, to combat the depopulation of villages and offering its residents a richer and more attractive cultural program, promoting inclusion and social development.

    Urban interventions in priority sectors
    Regarding the economic activity of the municipality, Guimarães is one of the portuguese regions with a higher degree of industrialization, 51% ver INE, highlighting the gradual implementation of the textile activity and manufacturing. The tertiary sector is represented by the banking and insurance, social, recreational and cultural services and domestic services, which are the highest incidence of sectors. Early 2015, City Council presented a innovative system where the waste collection will be effected by an electric vehicle that will travel around the Historical Center at different times of day. In Portugal tax on waste is calculated on the consumption of water, the Guimarães system is a pioneering project while introducing a payment system that benefits citizens that promote recycling of mixed waste, a strategy that it has not yet been implemented in any national council. This model of waste collection is the result of a project of Urban Services Division of the City of Guimarães, and has been distinguished in 2014 with the Prize "Work Writing Original" from Green Project Awards.






  • Demonstrative City


    www.burgas.bg



    Burgas

    Burgas, is the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna, with a population of 200,344 inhabitants and the total area of 253.644 km2. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre. The city is surrounded by the Burgas Lakes and located at the westernmost point of the Black Sea, at the large Burgas Bay.




    Demonstrative City


    www.koper.si



    Koper

    Koper is located in the northern Istrian peninsula in the Republic of Slovenia in the Obalno-kraška region The Municipality of Koper consists of an area of 303,2km2 and has 50.902 inhabitants. The old historic city centre of Koper used to be an island, populated since ancient times. The city had an important regional role during the middle ages when it was, for the difference of Trieste, part of the Venetian republic (13th–18thcentury).




    Demonstrative City


    www.retecivica.trieste.it



    Trieste

    Trieste is the regional capital of the Friuli Venezia-Giuglia region, in the north-east of Italy, located at a short distance from the Italian-Slovenian border. Trieste has a population of 205.413 in an area of 84,49 square kilometres, with high population density of 2431,2 people/km2. Its rich history dates back to the second millennium BC, while its name originates from the 10th-9th century BC from the Illyrian word Tergeste, meaning a market.




    Supporter City


    www.hupg-povijesnigradovi.com



    Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 inhabitants. The whole region deals exclusively in tourism and it is the most highly regarded part of Croatia as Dubrovnik itself is on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.




    Supporter City


    G. Lanting



    Tinn

    Tinn is a municipality in Telemark County, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Øst-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Rjukan. With the population of 6,066 and the area of 2,045 km2, the city borders the municipality of Nore og Uvdal (in Buskerud County) to the north, Rollag and Flesberg (also in Buskerud) to the east, Notodden, Hjartdal, and Seljord to the south, and Vinje to the west.




    Supporter City


    www.tarnow.pl



    Tarnów

    Tarnów is a city in southeastern Poland with 110738 inhabitants. The city has been situated in the Lesser Poland Voivideship since 1999, but from 1975 to 1998, it was the capital of the Tarnow Voivodeship. The city with a 680-year tradition is the second agglomeration in the Małopolska region in terms of size and importance. The city is located in the eastern part of the province, covers an area of 72km² and it is divided into sixteen districts, known in Polish as ‘osiedla’.




    Supporter City


    www.rhodes.gr



    Rhodes

    The island of Rhodes/ Greece is situated at the SE of the Aegean Sea. The island occupies an area of approximately 1,400 Km2 and has an actual population of 116.000 people. Rhodes Municipality (Public authority) refers to the whole island. The different people who settled in the island left their mark in all aspects of the island's culture: art, language, architecture.




    Supporter City


    www.xdga.be



    Burgos

    Burgos is a medium-size city, located in the spanish region of Castilla-León. The city enjoys a privileged geographical position on an axis of Madrid and the North of Spain on the one hand and the Oporto – Irún route on the other. Due to this, it is well linked with the rest of the territory having a high strategic value in the urban area, with companies at high level at European scale.




    Supporter City


    www.iync.org



    Paris-Saclay

    As a world-renowned center of scientific research and a driving force for innovation and economic development, Paris-Saclay constitutes a major scientific, economic and territorial development project, at both French and European level. This territory comprises 27 municipal districts including 7,700 hectares classified as “OIN” national interest land, and 3 inter-municipal communities (Communauté de Paris-Saclay, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Versailles-Grand Parc).











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    Approach

    1000Smart is a SmartCity partnership between the City and the Citizens.

    1000Smart initiative

    Operates at full scale of the millennial world heritage City.

    Governance

    An informed, shared, balanced and convergent governance is the key.

    Cooperation interfaces

    Cities are one of the answers to the global challenges.

    Economy attractiveness

    Economy, grow and attractiveness.

    Inclusion and cohesion

    Social Development Plan.

    Mobility and transport

    Known as...

    Eco structures

    City always trying to maintain biodiversity, surrounded by green areas.

    Infrastructures and network

    Support networks, electromobility and LED.

    Urban structures

    Intervention and installation in the buildings.





    Solutions

    The project is proving capable of bringing both business and citizens to the SmartCity and to give it back as a way to reinvent urban living and community development. In the process using 1000Smart's technology innovation demonstration facility new technologies have been tried and demonstrated.






    Areas

    1000Smart network aims to design implementation environments for innovative solutions in following areas of urban management:

    • Time saving machine (ICT)

      - Providing immediate and real-time information for citizens, for example by news and events, publications, transport info, suggestion, traffic conditions, shopping as well as tourist info.
      - Improving the management of public infrastructures and urban services throughout software development tools and technology by for example:
        - Conservation and management of public transportation networks;
        - Maintenance and operation management of urban and interurban road infrastructure;
        - Planning, management and quality control of urban waste and street cleaning collection and transport services.

    • Community wealth of energy

      - Increasing the energy efficiency of districts and cities which in consequence leads to reduction of energy bills for citizens and public authorities.
      - Achieving more secure, more stable and cheaper local energy system by making improvements in environmental management in case of air quality, noise, lighting, waste collection as well as water management.
      - Providing innovative, replicable and integrated solutions in the energy, transport and ICT sectors.

    • Optimized structures and networks

      - Improving management of urban services through software development for example by pilot networks within ICT actions.
      - Decreasing of emissions of pollutants and CO2 within the urban mobility.
      - Increasing energy efficiency in street-lighting networks.

    • Home city (NZEB)

      - Reducing the energy consumption of existing buildings for space heating/cooling/water heating.
      - Implementing smart solutions for space heating/ cooling and water heating.

    • Adaptive mobility and transport

      - Promoting sustainable, inclusive and healthy mobility by using smart solutions for the problematic areas. The aspects taking into consideration are:
        - Efficient lighting;
        - Efficient design (green roofs, waste water recycling systems);
        - Boiling and heating systems;
        - Ventilation and conditioning systems.
      - Favoring multimodal public transport systems and non-car mobility, namely, under mobility as a service.
      - Ensuring the roll-out of electric vehicles in cities, while containing the need for excessive upgrading of the electricity grid. Increasing mobility efficiency: urban mobility and transport plans, prioritization of accessibility and optimization of parking.

    • Research, development, education and knowledge

      - Creating stronger links and active cooperation between cities in Fellow States with various geographical and climatic zones and economical situations.
      - Developing innovative, replicable and integrated solutions in the energy, transport and ICT sectors.
      - Simplification of the urban management processes.
      - Cooperation between cities in Member States as well as obtaining new contacts with the regional representation.
      - Cooperation and networking opportunities with other cities and regions in Europe as well as promoting a stronger European integration.

    • Economy, growth and shared financial mechanisms

      - Increasing quality of life by creating local jobs in cities which leads to decrease unemployment.
      - Promoting the large scale of economic investments with the repayment of implementation costs in acceptable time lines.
      - Reducing the technical and financial risks in order to give confidence to investors for investing in large scale replication.
      - Creating of new businesses based on knowledge and innovation which can promote a region as more attractive area for foreign investor, managing authorities’ confidences as well as partners’ interest and public awareness.
      - Promotion of a region as more competitive, and more appealing for investment.

    • Inclusion and cohesion

      - Promoting balanced territorial development, avoiding rural depopulation and urban drift.
      - Combating spatial exclusion and energy poverty with better housing.
      - Exploitation of socio-economic, cultural, generational and ethnic diversity as a source of innovation.





    Innovation

    By designing and deploying radically innovative solutions shareable globally aims to create a network of resilient communities. 1000SMART provides the possibility for cities and technology suppliers to join, allowing more citizens to benefit from a common pool of creativity, expression and knowledge.



    The current evolution of cities makes it necessary to reinvent the way in which urban model management of territories is conceived. Therefore, a social, environmental and economic sustainable development is intended to be reached, so as to provide intelligent initiatives in the main sectors of urban management.

    In this context, smart, innovative and high-technology based solutions must be proposed, in which integration and replication capacity play a significant role. The 1000Smart network innovation procurement process, and subsequently the procured solutions should operate under this context.

    As part of 1000Smart network diversified cities and territories and stakeholders with different layers of responsibility are present. This involves a way of maintaining continuity, which contributes greatly to the integration and replication capacities that must predominate in the proposal. Additionally, an excellent experience with previous initiatives support of 1000Smart network which currently counts with more than 40 partners, 9 cities and towns and about 100 solutions under implementation. 1000Smart network targets 1000 smart ideas implementation upto 2020, in line with both EU targets and ESIF framework.





    Events


    1 - 2 December

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Annual Polis Conference

    15 - 17 November

    Barcelona, Spain

    Smart City Expo

    27 October

    Guimarães, Portugal

    InfoDay - Smart Cities and Communities

    26 - 28 October

    Freiburg, Germany and Basel, Switzerland

    Local Renewables 2016 - Energising the smart city and region


    25 - 27 October

    Barcelona, Spain

    IoT World Congress

    18 October

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Building Sustainability - World GBC Congress Sweden

    10 - 13 October

    Brussels

    European Week of Regions and Cities

    28 - 30 September

    Guimarães, Portugal

    EBN Congress 2016:
    Design for Innovation


    28 - 30 September

    Gdynia, Poland

    CIVITAS Forum Conference

    22 September

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Smart urban mobility: cities of the future

    21 - 22 September

    London, UK

    Smart Summit London

    21 September

    Athens, Greece

    OPTIMUS Final Conference


    12 - 15 September

    Trento, Italy

    IEEE Second International
    Smart Cities Conference

    8 - 9 July

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    7th European Summit of Regions and Cities

    13 - 17 June

    Brussels

    EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

    13 - 14 June

    Austin, Texas

    Fiware - GCTC Expo 2016


    7 - 9 June

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    6th edition of the Smart City Event







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