Sharing Cities aims to help cities change their attitude and procedures in order for them to be able to devise and implement replicable smart cities solutions. Municipalities all over the world face similar challenges and could benefit from similar opportunities. The Sharing Cities programme enables them to pit and test their ideas and solutions against the perspectives of others. By heeding the needs and priorities of their inhabitants, the cities can also accelerate their ‘digital first’ strategies.
The Sharing Cities consortium brings together six European cities with diverse and complementary profiles. Lisbon, London and Milan – the three ‘lighthouse’ cities – share common challenges; bring extensive experiences; and are committed to working together in developing and implementing replicable urban digital solutions and models for collaboration. ‘Fellow’ cities Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw will co-develop and play a very active role in driving the adoption and exploitation of specific solutions.
Through the EUROCITIES network, the programme also encourages learning and scaling-up in at least 100 other cities across Europe.
In the demonstration areas - Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, Porta Romana/Vettabbia in Milan and downtown Lisbon - the three cities will retrofit buildings; introduce shared electric mobility services; and install energy management systems, smart lamp posts and an urban sharing platform. They will perform these tasks by continuously engaging with their citizens.
Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw have identified their respective priority measures. By allocating funds from other sources and by suggesting applicable business models, the Sharing Cities programme aims to help these three cities implement the smart cities solutions that are relevant to their chosen programmes and plans.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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