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GrowSmarter_ City Interest Group


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The new GrowSmarter City Interest Group launched in 2015 will provide study visits and direct support to cities. Part of the GrowSmarter project for which ICLEI is a partner, the City Interest Group will offer 20 European cities free expert advice and support in their journey towards becoming smarter, more responsive cities.

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GrowSmarter_ City Interest Group

  1. 1. Smart cities. How to bring theory into practice? ? JOIN THE GROWSMARTER CITY INTEREST GROUP On the ROAD TO REPLICATING SMART SOLUTIONS
  2. 2. GROWSMARTER IN A NUTSHELL 12 smart solutions3 Lighthouse cities Stockholm, Cologne, Barcelona will be using an integrated approach to roll out….. …, in partnership with industry, solutions in 3 areas: • low energy districts, • integrated infrastructure • and urban mobility…. 3 targets … to achieve targets in: • improve quality of life • growth in local enterprises • save the municipality money 5 Follower cities … and Valetta, Suceava, Porto, Cork and Graz will follow the progress & create their own replication plans.. GrowSmarter is a smart city project funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, which kicked off on 1 January 2015 and will run until 31 December 2019.
  3. 3. INTEGRATION, EXCHANGE AND REPLICATION Follower Cities Lighthouse Cities MONITORING & EVALUATION BASELINE TARGETS POLITICAL COMMITMENT IMPLEMENTATION City Interest Group members will select from one of two streams of knowledge transfer: Smart City governance Smart City themes low energy districts, integrated infrastructure, urban mobility
  4. 4. As a member of the GrowSmarter City Interest Group, you will receive: 1. Exclusive invites to study visit series within the Lighthouse Cities. 2. Obtain exclusive and detailed information from Lighthouse City implementation & Follower City replication 3. Access to a helpdesk for questions related to smart city development 4. Opportunities to showcase your local innovative actions at selected GrowSmarter/Smart City events 5. Special for three City Interest Group members: Receive one on-site capacity building workshop
  5. 5. JOIN NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 CITIES. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 646456. The sole responsibility for the content of this presentation lies with the GrowSmarter project and in no way reflects the views of the European Union. If you wish to become part of the City Interest Group, please send an email to Carsten Rothballer, ICLEI Europe, to require an application form: Or visit:
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