Presentation on theme: "City of the Future Suggestions for a Joint Programming Initiative Presentation by Austria Workshop on suggestions for themes for Joint Programming Initiatives."— Presentation transcript:
City of the Future Suggestions for a Joint Programming Initiative Presentation by Austria Workshop on suggestions for themes for Joint Programming Initiatives 14. September / Brussels
The Proposal Austria responded to the Council’s Conclusions on Joint Programming (CD 16755/08) by Initiating a discussion process among Austrian policy-makers, experts and stakeholders, which resulted in two thematic proposals (‘City of the Future’, ‘Climate Change’) Organising workshops with member countries which took place 7./8.9. in Brussels to discuss these thematic proposals In the case of the topic ‘City of the Future’, representatives from AUT, ESP, FIN, FRA, ITA, NLD, NOR, and SWE participated actively The (intermediate) results of these steps are presented subsequently. In our view, they have substantially contributed to enhanced elaboration of the topical matters as well as consens- building among the participants about the importance and the substance of the proposed topic.
The Motivation - Problems Cities are facing a set of problems which influence the „liveability“ (quality of life) in cities - Demographic change : Ageing, Conflicts between generations, Integration of minorities - Resources : sustainable energy provision and waste management - Traffic : congestion - social, economic and environmental costs (and benefits!) of car-based traffic
The Motivation - Potentials Cities provide specific potentials which can be exploited to provide generic solutions for fundamental problems - Innovativeness: Cities as hubs of invention and innovation - Cities as test beds for generic (societal and technological) solutions - Cities as lead markets for innovation - Cities as ground for large scale applications - Specific European dimension: “uniqueness” of the European city, specific urban patterns and policy environment and heritage
The Vision The City of the Future as „sustainable city“: The vision is an ecologically healthy city („eco-city“) which minimizes its ecological footprint by optimizing its use of resources Dimensions of an eco-city: - Urban morphology: urban density, eco-construction, eco-renovation - Resource management and treatment: efficient use of resources, new water management concepts, use of waste as energy source … - E-mobility: efficient traffic systems, traffic management systems, e- commuting, … - Communications: digital services, Internet of Things, … - Social Policy: Inclusive approaches, tele-medicine, ambient assisted living, gender issues, integration policies, …
The Approach In tackling the developments towards a ‘City of the Future’, one necessarily has to take a systemic and interdisciplinary perspective in combining technological and societal perspectives and striving for technological and societal innovation In tackling these developments, one can build on recent and current initiatives, e.g.: - the initiative under the German presidency, which resulted in the ‘Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities’ (May 2007) - the ERA-NET ‘urban-net’, started in the 6th FP, which identified research areas, and took stock of and exchanged existing knowledge - Existing ‘model-cities/districts’, e.g. Stockholm, Tübingen, Freiburg, Barcelona (‘eco-cities’), Amsterdam (modal split), Vienna (waste management, eco-renovation), London (congestion pricing), Mannheim (smart grids), Paris (rental e-mobiles), Lübeck (waste water treatment)
The Topics Social dimensions /social innovation Demographic Change (Aging, Youth, …) Urban Spawl ‘Liveability’ of Cities Security / Privacy … Environmental dimension Pollution Congestion Resource consumption ‚Resilience‘ of Cities … City of the Future Technological dimension Infrastructures of Cities for mobility, water and waste treatment, energy supply, communication, … „Internet of Things“ ‚Smart Grids‘ Decentralized energy production Traffic Management Systems Modelling Urban Morphologies „Domotics“ / Building Automation Health Monitoring ‚Secure Ambient Intelligence‘ „Ambient assisted living“ eMobility Eco-construction Eco-renovation Water & Waste Treatment and Management Systems Bio-climatic Approaches / ‚Integrated Vegetation‘ „Future Internet“
The Invitation …is to signal your interest in the topic and join the group of countries which are further developing the topic ! Thank you (in advance!)
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