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Riga

Riga

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Latvia
    Inhabitans: 600.000 - 1.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: -1% - 0%
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Projects: free Wifi
Domain: www.riga.lv
Twin City: Aalborg, Almaty, Amsterdam, Astana, Beijing, Bordeaux, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Queensland, Dallas, Tuscany, Kiev, Kobe, Minsk, Moscow, Norrköping, Pori, Prague, Rostock, Saint Petersburg Santiago, Stockholm , Jiangsu Taipei, Tallinn, Tashkent, Tartu, Tbilisi, Vilnius, Yerevan, Warsaw
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Specific Project Targets: To reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20 % which is to be achieved through a 20 % gain in energy efficiency, and utilize renewable energy sources to account for 20 % of the volume of energy consumed.
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Articles: 1) Riga publishes "Riga Smart City Sustainable Energy Action Plan for 2014 – 2020”
2) Riga (Latvia), so smart!
3) CITY OF RIGA
Message: Riga was one of the first capitals to sign the Covenant of Mayors in 2008. Through cooperating with other cities in the implementation of a number of energy efficiency projects, Riga has been able to introduce new innovative technologies that add to our comfort and make our lives more environment-friendly. Together with our partners we are committed to bringing our city closer to a smart city’s status. Nils Ušakovs Mayor of Riga
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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

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    Region: South-america
    Country: Argentina
    Inhabitans: 1.000.000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 1% - 2%
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Projects: Streetlight
Domain: turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en
Twin City: Yerevan, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago, Beijing, Zagreb, Prague, Santo Domingo, Quito, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Calabria, Osaka, Mexico City, Asunción, Lima, Warsaw, Lisbon, Moscow, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Guadix, Madrid, Oviedo, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Vigo, Miami, Montevideo
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Specific Project Targets: The City set a global goal for 2030: to reduce GHG emissions by 30% compared with 2008 levels, in a business as usual scenario (BAU). By enhancing green spaces and planting trees and plants, the temperature of Buenos Aires is expected to fall by up to 6ºC by 2034. Green motorways and macro-blocks are also contemplated in the plan, the latter aiming for a 50% reduction in levels of noise pollution, and a 97% reduction in CO2 emissions.
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Articles: 1) 3 Ways Buenos Aires Is Leading Smart City Technology [VIDEO]
2) Buenos Aires: The Making Of A Smart City
3) Buenos Aires reaching out to young travellers
Message: Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri: “If you want to have a modern city you need to adapt and evolve. Every week cities receive hundreds of citizens that come to look for a job or new experiences or simply to have fun and they all demand quality services.”
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Singapore

Singapore

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    Region: Asia
    Country: Republic of Singapore
    Inhabitans: 3.000.000 - 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 2% - 3%
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Projects: The Helix, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Flyer, Fusionopolis, CapitaGreen,New IT infrastructure at One North, Labrador Nature and Coastal Walk, Office Realtime, Project Max10 for BHP Billiton, Thomson Line, Singapore
Domain: gov.sg
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Specific Project Targets: Singapore communicates that it intends to reduce its Emissions Intensity by 36% from 2005 levels by 2030, and stabilise its emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030.,, Singapore pledged to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 16% below business-as-usual (BAU) levels in 2020
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Articles: 1) To rise as a Smart Nation, Singapore must disrupt the workplace
2) Singapore Is Taking the ‘Smart City’ to a Whole New Level
3) Smart cities will be necessary for our survival
Message: Singapore is made up of our hopes, our dreams and our aspirations, for ourselves, for our families, for one another and our collective will to make our aspirations a reality. PM Lee Hsien Loong
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New Dehli

New Dehli

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    Region: Asia
    Country: India
    Inhabitans: 300.000 - 600.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: ATS Bouquet by ATS Greens, Galaxy Blue Sapphire, Paramount Golfforeste, WTC CBD Noida, Urbainia Trinity, SKA GREENARCH
Domain: delhismartcities.com
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Articles: 1) New Delhi Municipal Council To Set Up Over 400 Smart Classrooms
2) India's Borders Need Larger Attention, Investment: Jammu And Kashmir Governor
3) DDA puts smart sub-cities project on fast track
Message: “The NDMC is going to become a ‘Smart City.’ I think, no city will become smart only by building good roads. It will become smart when people’s lives also become smart. We have to make their lives smart first,” said Kejriwal.
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Kazan

Kazan

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    Region: europe
    Country: Russia
    Inhabitans: 10.000 - 100.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 1% - 2%
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Projects: Special Economic Zone for high technology manufacturing,high-speed train
Domain: kazansmartcity.com
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Specific Project Targets: Reduce, reuse and recycle (30%-50% of waste reductions) Save 1.2 tons of carbon dioxide annually.Reduce Electricity Demand by 30-50% savings Sustainable Water Water consumption by reducing 15-30% of potable water consumption per house Towards Reduced Carbon Footprint 30% - 50% WASTE REDUCTION (Household Waste) REDUCE Water Consumption (Safe Freshwater & Avoid Discharge) 15% - 30% REDUCTION on potable water consumption per house REDUCE Energy Consumption (Energy Efficiency & Renewable Source) 15% - 30% SAVINGS on electricity demand 15% - 20% CARBON REDUCTION 100% NEIGHBOURHOOD PERMEABILITY 50% PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS BALANCE Earthworks & Green Density (No import & Export) 12 sq. meter Green Space / Person 80% REDUCTION Earthwork Volume Low Carbon City with a High Quality of Life SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES
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Articles: 1) Russia's Muslim Regions Turn to the Gulf for Help
2) Kazan, la prima Smart City in Russia
3) Храм Преображения Господня, село Большие Кабаны
Message: THE VISION “Kazan Smart City is a Global Smart Sustainable City where it will be the Centre of Excellence for International Business & Knowledge Development that will create a Sustainable Economic Region and High Quality of Life”
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New York City

New York City

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    Region: North-America
    Country: United States
    Inhabitans: 3.000.000 - 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: The Lowline, Museum Technology, The Subway
Domain: nyc.gov
Twin City: Rome, Peking, Madrid, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Budapest, Johannesburg
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Specific Project Targets: 1.New York City's greenhouse gas emissions will be 80 percent lower by 2050 than in 2005. 2.New York City will send zero waste to landfills by 2030. 3. New York City will have the best air quality among all large U.S. cities by 2030. 4. New York City will clean up contaminated land to address disproportionately high exposures in low-income communities and convert land to safe and beneficial use. 5. New York City will mitigate neighborhood flooding and offer high-quality water services.
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We Search: Developer and Engineers who are able to build the city of tomorrow
Articles: 1) Projects are turning New York into futuristic technology hub
2) Upgrade for NYC sidewalks
Message: Mayor Bill de Blasio said "Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we've committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. "To move us toward our goals, we'll need the city's brightest minds and ideas, which is why Urban Tech NYC is so important. By providing our most talented visionaries with the space and resources they need to grow, we're acting on our commitments to entrepreneurs, to innovation, and to a smarter and more equitable New York."
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Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

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    Region: Asia
    Country: South Korea
    Inhabitans: > 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: -1% - 0%
Mayor's Message:
Projects: Recharging roads, Media Center
Domain: seoul.go.kr
Twin City: Taipei, San Francisco, Paris, Cairo, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow, Ankara
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Specific Project Targets: By 2030, reduce greenhouse gases by 40%, increase new/renewable energy supply Create 1 million green jobs by promoting 10 major Green Technologies suitable for Seoul, such as hydrogen fuel cell
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Articles: 1) Is Seoul the smartest city in the world?
Message: "communication between person and person, people and agencies, and citizens and municipal spaces, with human beings always taking the central position in everything. … [That vision is] characterized by its unprecedented level of sharing.” Mayor Park Won-soon
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Tokyo

Tokyo

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    Region: Asia
    Country: Japan
    Inhabitans: > 10.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: Kashiwa-no-ha Urban Development
Domain: kashiwanoha-smartcity.com
Twin City: New York City, Beijing, Paris, Seoul, Cairo, Moscow, Berlin
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Specific Project Targets: Energy use reduction by 30% over 2000 levels by 2030 by 20%
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Articles: 1) Kashiwanoha Smart City Project
2) The big tech firms are wrong. We must build smart cities from the ground up
3) UCLA Japan Center Opened in Kashiwa-no-ha
Message: "Tokyo must aim to be smart in terms of our environment and smart in terms of our economy. Technological advancement will play a paramount role in both regards. Tokyo must utilize the state of art technology in urban planning, energy policy, and economic reform, and Tokyo will aim for both environmental sustainability and economic sustainability. Leveraging the latest technology we need to back this up with the real policy and real budget. Implementation and support for eco-housing, small housing, and utlilization of renewable energy will be important policy considerations environmentally. I have also been a strong advocate for the undergrounding of the overhead cables such as telecommunication and power lines.This is not only meaningful for the resilience for the city, but is also important to regain aesthetics. For me, this is an important part of helping to make Tokyo look smart." Mayor of Tokyo,Yuriko Koike
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Eindhoven

Eindhoven

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Netherlands
    Inhabitans: 300.000 - 600.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 1% - 2%
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Projects: intelligent lighting, iCity Tender, Living Lab/Stratumseind 2.0, AiREAS​
Domain: eindhoven.nl
Twin City: Minsk,Nanjing, Białyston Chinandega, Emfuleni,Gedaref,Bayeux,Iași,Gumi,Tainan
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Specific Project Targets: Vision and Roadmap Urban Lighting Eindhoven 2030’.
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Articles: 1) Eindhoven as living lab for intelligent lighting
2) EINDHOVEN MAYOR NAMED EUROPEAN DIGITAL LEADER
3) Paved with good intentions
Message: "The 21st century will be the century of the city, following on from the 19th century, when national states were formed, and the 20th century, in which supra-national organisations like the United Nations, the European Union and the Bretton Woods Institutions took shape. The cities will be the first to be hit by all the known Global Challenges, such as mobility, housing, health, food and climate. Cities will have to find ways to provide their citizens with a safe, healthy and financially sound living, by taking a pragmatic and non-ideological approach. There is an opportunity here for urban politics to achieve this, not by viewing citizens solely as end-users and forcing solutions on them, but by collaborating with citizens in the use of modern technology, and working together with them, as co-developers of their own society". Rob van Gijzel Mayor, City of Eindhoven
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Bandung

Bandung

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    Region: oceania
    Country: Indonesia
    Inhabitans: 1.000.000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 1% - 2%
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Projects: Internet Access for all, SmartHub, SmartParking
Domain: portal.bandung.go
Twin City: Fort Worth, Suwon, Bari, Hangzhou, Liuzhou, Yingkou, Almaty, Braunschweig, Kuantan, Jaya ,Seremban, Pekanbaru
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Articles: 1) Bandung’s Smart City Initiatives
2) Ridwan Kamil: Dengan "Smart City", 70 Persen Masalah di Bandung Tuntas
3) Bandung is a finalist in the World Smart City Awards
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