Knowledge exchange between practicioners

EC ONE-STOP- SHOP FOR CITIES

KNOWLEDGE SHARING on, inter alia:
sustainable land use
climate adaptation
circular economy
urban mobility
housing
air quality- all in urban context
https://ec.europa.eu/info/eu-regional-and-urban-development/topics/cities_en

SMART CITIES

Technological solutions bringing together different policy fields help cities to reduce their environmental impact and offer citizens better lives. Smart Cities and Communities is supported through various EU instruments, such as European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC). 

https://ec.europa.eu/info/node/49912  Including: The Smart Cities Information System and funding opportunities and advice

THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

It supports information exchange between cities involved in integrated Sustainable Urban Development and in Urban Innovative Actions. UDN promotes the dialogue on Sustainable Urban Development among the Commission, cities and other stake-holders.
http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/themes/urban-development/network/

THE COVENANT OF MAYORS FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY

 Since 2008, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy has brought together local and regional authorities who voluntarily commit to implementing the EU’s climate and energy objectives on their territory.
 http://www.covenantofmayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=894
Including information on peer-to-peer learning initiatives and securing EU financing

URBAN DATABASES including:

 the urban data platform that enables city authorities and other stakeholders to visualise and share data on:

  • population dynamics
  • urban and economic development
  • transport and accessibility
  • environmental and social issues

Copernicus Urban Atlas provides high resolution land use maps for all EU cities

Open Data Portal for the European Structural Investment Funds
As well as studies, reports, project databases, networks and awards for cities
https://ec.europa.eu/info/eu-regional-and-urban-development/topics/cities/knowledge-cities_en

ITER (ENER) a 3D visit of the ITER site in Cadarache

ITER ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

(https://www.iter.org/)