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1 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Smart-Cities: An EU-Wide approach Colette Maloney Head of Unit, Smart Cities and Sustainability, DG CONNECT European Commission ITU Workshop on Shaping Smart Sustainable Cities (SCC) in Latin America (Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013)

2 2 EU Smart Cities & Communities Tackle common challenges & bottlenecks EU energy & climate targets Quality of life Economic prosperity Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Each city is unique … … but there are common challenges!

3 3 European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Develop innovative & replicable technological solutions Focus on intersection: Bundle demand from cities and regions Attract and involve business and banks Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

4 EIP Governance 4 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 High Level Group guide Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) steer implementation of priorities set out in SIP take commitments, lead by example Stakeholder Platform provide input to SIP exchange of knowledge create partnerships

5 5 Progress in the EIP's priority areas depends on operating the right common levers. Priority areas and common challenges Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Insights & GovernanceFunding & FinanceInformation & Decisions  Citizen focus participative citizen involvement from planning stage, empowerment through information…  Integrated planning & management realising systemic, holistic views in organisations, strong political leadership….  Knowledge Sharing targeted networking, marketplaces for maximum outreach….  Procurement joining forces for greater purchasing power, …  Financing & Business Models cross-sectorial business models, aligned with public revenue streams, pay-per-use, …  Open Data repositories with standardised data formats, apps-development, increased predictive power, privacy by design,…  Standards de-risking invests, interoperability, reducing entry barriers, ….  Baselines, Performance Indicators & Metrics measuring progress, and impact, identifying best-of-breed solutions….  Sustainable Urban Mobility Multi-modal transport planning, alternative energy carriers, smart logistics, …  Districts & Built Environment Integration of renewables, positive energy districts,…  Integrated Infrastructures Cross-sectoral infrastructures integration, repurposing, joint planning,…

6 6 Anything Different? integrated approach and focus Energy, Transport and ICT open solutions – avoid vendor lock-in!! ICT both as enabler and consumer evidence-base - measure / quantify impacts Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

7 Innovation process and financing 7 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 R&D and validations of vital SCC components Initial demonstrations of SCC concepts in city environments Large-scale demonstrations of SCC concepts in city environments Commercial roll-out in city environments R&D funding, e.g. FP7 & Horizon 2020 Technical assistance, structural funds, risk-sharing facilities etc. Horizontal Actions to inform the SCC feed into research programmes and address market barriers The Innovation Process

8 Lighthouse projects  Low energy districts  Integrated infrastructures  Sustainable urban mobility Conditions  Consortia: industry & cities  2-3 cities involving 2-3 follower cities  Part of ambitious urban plan  Funding from other parts secured  Affordable solutions  Interoperability – no lock-in!  Contributions to data collection 8 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013 Performance measurement Standards Network of public procurers Prize competition

9 Milestones July 2012 European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for Smart Cities and Communities March 2013 Green light from EU Council for governance structure October 2013 Adoption of Strategic Implementation Plan 9 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

10 Milestones July 2012 EIP on Smart Cities and Communities March 2013 EU Council approves governance October 2013 Adoption of Strategic Implementation Plan December 2013 Calls for lighthouse projects etc 2014 onwards Calls for commitments from stakeholders, etc 10 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013

11 Conclusions and Recommendations Still open: What are smart cities – are there any? Question the notion of smart for smart's sake Scale-up - who pays? Who benefits – can citizens have a say? Shouldn't cities ask more questions Shouldn't cities ask more questions? look at worst practices too far more attention to (common ways of) measuring impacts (L !) and understanding how real, expected benefits can accrue! 11 Lima, Peru, 5 December 2013


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