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Which cities and regions will lead EU’s circularity initiative? | TheMayor.EU

The European Commission’s Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) is taking concrete shape with the selection of 12 cities and regions, which will act as Pilots for exemplary projects in terms o..
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Cities of Munich and Vienna to partner on sustainable energy supply

Cities of Munich and Vienna to partner on sustainable energy supply | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The cities of Munich and Vienna partner on sustainable and climate friendly energy sources with a particularly look at geothermal for heating.
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Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna

Smarter Together: Progressing Smart Data Platforms in Lyon, Munich, and Vienna | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

In a context where digital giants are increasingly influencing the actions decided by public policies, smart data platforms are a tool for collecting a great deal of information on the territory and a means of producing effective public policies to meet contemporary challenges, improve the quality of the city, and create new services. Within the framework of the Smarter Together project, the cities of Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), and Vienna (Austria) have integrated this tool into their city’s metabolism and use it at different scales. Nevertheless, the principle remains the same: the collection (or even dissemination) of internal and external data to the administration will enable the communities, companies, not-for-profit organizations, and civic administrations to “measure” the city and identify areas for improvement in the territory. Furthermore, through open data logics, public authorities can encourage external partners to become actors in territorial action by using findings from the data to produce services that will contribute to the development of the territory and increase the quality of the city and its infrastructure. Nevertheless, based on data that is relatively complex to extract and process, public data platforms raise many legal, technical, economic, and social issues. The cities either avoided collecting personal data or when dealing with sensitive data, use anonymized aggregated data. Cocreation activities with municipal, commercial, civil society stakeholders, and citizens adopted the strategies and tools of the intelligent data platforms to develop new urban mobility and government informational services for both citizens and public authorities. The data platforms are evolving for transparent alignment with 2030 climate-neutrality objectives while municipalities strive for greater agility to respond to disruptive events like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Smart-city infrastructure for Munich!

Smart-city infrastructure for Munich! | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Implementation of Munich’s smart-city infrastructure will reduce CO2 emissions by 34,000 tonnes per year. Blockchain can be used to decentralize federated learning algorithms so that the benefits of collective machine learning are shared across the multiple owners of data. And, in Munich, it is helping commuters efficiently find a parking space. Cambridge, UK-based artificial intelligence …
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CIVITAS ECCENTRIC city Munich wins award 'Successfully Connected in Europe' | CIVITAS

CIVITAS ECCENTRIC city Munich wins award 'Successfully Connected in Europe' | CIVITAS | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
In the competition "Successfully connected in Europe - shaping cities and regions together", one of four prizes went to CIVITAS ECCENTRIC city Munich.
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Munich pilot delivers reduction in air pollution

Munich pilot delivers reduction in air pollution | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
While reductions from 1,600 cars were nominal, results suggest scaling up the project to 20,000 cars would be equivalent to planting an acre of forest.
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Munich: If you sow cycle highways, you reap cyclists

Munich: If you sow cycle highways, you reap cyclists | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

The Bavarian capital wants to construct a massive, city-wide cycling expressway system by 2025.
Recently, the local government in Munich announced a new cycling infrastructure strategy, that will see the construction of six cycling expressways in the city, as well as a bicycle ring road around the centre. This massive expansion of the cycling infrastructure came after a 2019 citizen-led petition and a feasibility study from last year.

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‘Sun beneath our feet’: The European cities turning to geothermal – EURACTIV.com

‘Sun beneath our feet’: The European cities turning to geothermal – EURACTIV.com | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it

A growing number of cities in Europe are betting on geothermal to provide households with clean heating, but the little-known renewable energy source will need more attention from Brussels in order to scale up.

Since 2003, Munich features among the European cities pioneering the deployment of geothermal energy.

The local utility, Stadtwerke München (SWM), already operates five geothermal plants. And in its ‘Vision 2040’ strategy, the city outlined plans to continue tapping into deep geothermal with a view to provide 100% renewable heating to residents by 2040.

About 560,000 households could be powered by geothermal energy alone in two decades, the utility told German newspaper SZ.

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60 euros la côte de boeuf : le vrai coût carbone des aliments

60 euros la côte de boeuf : le vrai coût carbone des aliments | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs allemands ont calculé le coût carbone des aliments, en comparant le bio et le conventionnel. Ils proposent de l'intégrer aux prix final des produits.
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Munich votes in favour of a new city bond | TheMayor.EU

Munich votes in favour of a new city bond | TheMayor.EU | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it
The authorities say these are not simply bonds, they also have social features. They present an additional way of financing the city itself in a way that makes it sustainable and meets some of the circular economy requirements. It is also a very straightforward way for the citizens to take part in their own city`s financial transformation.
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Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in five European cities

Fact sheets reveal innovative mobility measures in five European cities | Energy Transition in Europe | www.energy-cities.eu | Scoop.it


Fact sheets have just been released showcasing innovative mobility measures currently being implemented in cities Stockholm (Sweden) and Turku (Finland), as well as Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), and Ruse (Bulgaria).
The fact sheets explain what the solution is; what has prompted its development; how the measure works; how it is being or will be implemented; the expected results; and the business model behind each measure. The work being carried out in the five European cities spans a broad range of areas, such as walking and cycling, mobility management, urban freight, e-mobility, public transport, and transport telematics.

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