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Hamburg

Hamburg

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Germany
    Inhabitans: 1.000.000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: Intelligent Parking, Light, Port, Street
Domain: hamburg.de
Twin City: Dar es Salaam,Chicago,Prague, London, Leon, Dresden, Shanghai, St. Petersburg,
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Specific Project Targets: Reduced 15% of traffic congestion, which is affected by thousands of ships, cars, trucks and about 85 railroads” Enabled 75% of savings in Operational Expense (OpEx) Reduced servers from 242 to 48, resulting in 20% reduction in capital costs
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Articles: 1) Hamburg and Cisco agree on Cooperation
2) Video Showcases Hamburg’s Digital Smart City + Port Connection
3) 5 reasons Hamburg is one of the best cities to live globally
Message: “It is essential for us to know what we want. Once we have worked this out through joint discourse, we will be able to raise the potential of technological progress for the benefit of the common good.”Hamburg First Mayor Olaf Scholz
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Seattle

Seattle

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    Region: North-america
    Country: United States of America
    Inhabitans: 3.000.000 - 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: online map for natural-disaster danger zone, smart buildings by Microsoft
Domain: seattle.gov
Twin City: Bergen, Cebu, Chongquiq, Daejeon, Galway, Kobe, Mombase, Nantes, Perugia, Surabaya
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Specific Project Targets: The City’s 2030 goals are to reduce emissions from passenger vehicle transportation by 82%, vehicle miles traveled by 20%, and emissions per mile traveled by 75% from a 2008 baseline Develop a comprehensive, connected network of safe and comfortable bicycle facilities to, from and within the Center City and Urban Villages. 2. Develop a citywide network of neighborhood greenways that prioritize walking and bicycling on residential streets 15% of passenger cars are electric vehicles, and significant progress has been made in transitioning diesel vehicles to next generation alternative fuels The City’s 2030 goals are to reduce energy use in commercial buildings by 10% and residential buildings by 20%, and reduce the GHG intensity of all fuels by 25%. With aggressive implementation, this package of building energy actions will meet our overall 2030 target to reduce total building energy GHG emissions by 39% The 2012 Solid Waste Plan outlines a pathway to achieve a 70% recycling and composting rate by 2022
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Articles: 1) Do you live in a natural-disaster danger zone? Check this Seattle map
2) Seattle lightning
3) Why Seattle is a sustainability superstar
Message: "I applaud our numerous community partners whose work contributed to this recognition and the highest score yet received by any city in the country.Our commitment to sustainable practices and innovative solutions begins and ends with our residents and businesses. This 5-STAR rating is just the latest example of the Seattle's deep-seated culture of environmental consciousness." said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
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Shanghai

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    Region: Asia
    Country: China
    Inhabitans: > 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: WeChat, Plant Projects, Map-Network-Cloud
Domain: shanghai.gov.cn
Twin City: Yokohama,Osaka, Milan,Rotterdam,San Francisco,Osaka Prefecture, Zagreb, Hamhung, Manila, Antwerp, Karachi, Chicago, Montreal,Piraeus, Gdańsk Voivodeship, Nagasaki Prefecture, Hamburg, Casablanca,Gothenburg, Marseille, São Paulo, Saint Petersburg,Istanbul, Ho Chi Minh City, Alexandra, Busan, Port Vila, Dunedin, Haifa,Tashkent,Porto, Prague, Aden,Windhoek, City of London, Santiago de Cuba, Rosario, Espoo, Jalisco State,Liverpool,Maputo, Dubai, Chiangmai, KwaZulu Natal,Guayaquil,Valparaíso, Barcelona, Oslo,Constanţa,Algiers, Colombo, Aarhus County,Bratislava Region,Hauraki District,Salzburg,Lefkosia,Cork,Basel,Borås,New York, Sarajevo, Manaus,Phnom Penh, Greater London, Kuopio,Seoul, Mumbai,Bangkok, Houston
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Specific Project Targets: a peak in carbon emissions by 2030 or earlier; (2) a continued carbon intensity reduction target reaching 60-65% below 2005 levels by 2030; (3) an increase in non-fossil energy sources to represent at least 20 percent of total energy by 2030; and (4) a target to increase the forest stock volume by around 4.5 billion cubic meters on the 2005 level
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Articles: 1) Shaping a Smart Shanghai
2) Shanghai deal to turn into Smart City
3) Developments in China's smart city projects: Nanjing, Yinchuan, Lijiang
Message: The fluent communications systems and exchanges between people, commodities, capital, technology and information has made Shanghai a vibrant city. Mayor of Shanghai, Yang Xiong
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Vienna

Vienna

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Austria
    Inhabitans: 1.000.000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: URBEM, DK aspern.mobil, Mobility Lab in Seestadt Aspern, PUMAS: mobility concept for the corridor Vienna airport region, ZENEM future energy networks with electromobility, Transform + CITYkeys, the evaluation of smart projects in Europe, (Deutsch) Schulprojekt: Die hängenden Gärten von Oberlaa, (Deutsch) Forschungsprojekt SMART.MONITOR Smart Cities Demo Aspern (SCDA) CASE - Competencies for A sustainable Socio-Economic development, EU-GUGLE, CLUE, TRANSFORM E-Health, Mobile Health, Senior Pad,EcoBusinessPlan,Car-free Living, Bike City,
Domain: smartcity.wien.gv.at
Twin City: Brasilia, Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Chengdu, Kiev, Krakov, Ljubljana, Moscow, Paris, Tehran, Trieste
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Specific Project Targets: By 2050: 50% of Vienna’s gross energy consumption will originate from renewable sources. Primary energy input should drop from 3,000 to 2,000 watt per capita.Decrease of motorized individual traffic (MIT) from currently 28% to 15% by 2030. By 2050 all vehicles within the municipal boundaries run without conventional propulsion technologies.Reduction of energy consumption of existing buildings for space heating/cooling/water heating by 1% per capita and year.By 2030 the Innovation triangle Vienna–Brno–Bratislava is one of the most future-oriented cross-border innovation Regions in Europe. The share of technology-intensive products in the export volume will have increased from currently 60% to 80% by 2050. In 2050, Vienna is one of the five biggest European research and innovation hubs. All people in Vienna should enjoy good neighbourly and safe life conditions irrespective of their background, physical and psychological condition, sexual orientation and gender identity. Safeguarding of medical care at the highest level. The share of green spaces will remain at over 50%.
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Articles: 1) FH Technikum Wien bildet ExpertInnen für Smart City aus
2) Vienna ranks high on almost every urban quality-of-life list. Here’s why.
3) http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/Vienna-makes-effort-to-prevent-future-flooding-390630421.html
Message: "Protecting our resources and strengthening our economy to provide a basis for social justice are the main challenges for cities in the 21st century."Mayor Dr. Michael Häupl
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Cologne

Cologne

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Germany
    Inhabitans: 1.000.000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: SmartCity Cologne as a platform for various initiatives focusing on climate protection and energy transition, including the project GrowSmarter.
Domain: www.smartcity-cologne.de
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Twin City: Barcelona, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro and more.
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Specific Project Targets: SmartCity Cologne is a collaborative project of companies, private persons, organizations and authorities that aims to adapt our city to the challenges raised by climate change. Our areas of focus include sustainable mobility, energy efficiency of buildings and low-emission heating facilities and ensuring an integrated infrastructure as the city expands. In this context, we trail technologies and services which are intended to help our city reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the share of renewable energy and become more energy efficient.

GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication. As a "Lighthouse City" of the project, Cologne has rolled out those solutions in Mülheim, a vibrant area in the North-East of the city which is currently undergoing a process of regeneration.
We Offer: Innovative and integrative concepts in the fields of sustainable mobility, energy efficiency of buildings and low-emission heating facilites.
We Search: Insights and concepts that may help us expand our efforts in decarbonization and climate control.
Articles: 1) Projekt "Grow Smarter": Die Zukunft von Köln beginnt in Mülheim
2) Straßenlaternen liefern Daten und WLAN
3) Clever und smart: Das Köln der Zukunft
Message: In Cologne we have acknowledged that we need to tackle the effects and challenges of climate change. Accordingly, we adopted approaches that help us to reduce our carbon footprint. These measures range from improving our cycling infrastructure to energy-related renovation and modernisation of older buildings.
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