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Barcelona

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    Region: Europe
    Country: Spain
    Inhabitans: 1.000-000 - 3.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.: 0% - 1%
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Projects: Smart Mobility, Telecare service, Open data, School routes, Organic waste-recycling
Domain: smartcity.bcn.cat
Twin City: San Francisco,Rio de Janeiro, Boston, Monterrey, Kobe, Shanghai, Tel Avive, Saint Petersburg
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Articles: 1) Mobile History Map
2) Madrid sees Trias championing Barcelona’s efforts to become an international Smart City benchmark
3) Superblocks: how Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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    Region: europe
    Country: Netherlands
    Inhabitans: 600.000 - 1.000.000
    Growth Forecast p.a.:
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Projects: Amsterdecks/Rooftop Revolution/ MX3D Bridge, GridFriends,Amsterdecks,Smartlight, Klup
Domain: iamsterdam.com
Twin City: Cairo, Toronto, Beria, Peking, Manchester
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Specific Project Targets: 1. Renewable energy: between 2013 and 2020, renewable energy generation per capita will be increased by 20 per cent; 2. Renewable energy: between 2013 and 2020, energy consumption per capita will be reduced by 20 per cent; 3. Clean air: between 2015 and 2025, the highest measured concentration of nitrogen dioxide will be reduced by 35 per cent; 4. Clean air: between 2015 and 2025, the highest measured concentration of soot will be reduced by 30 per cent; 5. Separation of waste: in 2020, 65 per cent of household waste will be separated; 6. Between 2012 and 2025, the municipality’s CO2 emissions will be reduced by 45 per cent. 1. To ensure as much traffic as possible is emission-free (or as clean as possible) in Amsterdam in 2025; 2. To achieve a circular economy with new forms of production, distribution and consumption; 3. To incorporate climate adaptation in 2020 in relevant municipal policies on the basis of the declaration of intent signed by the College of Mayor and Alderpersons (‘Spatial Adaptation’)
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Articles: 1) smart-city projects
2) First autonomic bus from Daimler in Amsterdam
Message: "A city is as great as the people living within it. This will still hold true in a smart city: it is all about the people who live, work and play there. As a Mayor I will make sure that our citizens are always ranked first. This will of course make us the Johan Cruyff of the world’s Smart Cities. "Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam
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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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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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