UPCOMING EVENTS ( 1 - 3 from 3 )

September 2022
From Smart to Climate Neutral
The final event of of the RUGGEDISED Project
6 - 8 September 2022, 09:00 - 17:00
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Ahoy Conference Centre

On 6 September 2022, anyone working towards a clean urban energy transition is invited to attend the final RUGGEDISED Smart Cities and Communities event. This showcase will be followed by the Recharge Earth Energy Transition Conference, taking place on 7-8 September, 2022, which will also feature RUGGEDISED best practices.

Taking place in Rotterdam, these events highlight the smart city lessons from the RUGGEDISED project, where the cities of Rotterdam, Glasgow, Umeå, Parma, Brno and Gdansk have worked with researchers and private industry on pushing urban transition through Smart City developments and methods. Recharge Earth will taget professionals involved in the energy transition, investigating how a cleaner energy supply involves complex issues that cannot be solved by any one actor.

The leading cities in the RUGGEDISED project, the so-called “Lighthouse Cities” of Rotterdam, Umeå and Glasgow have all recently been selected by the European Commission for the EU Cities Mission, aiming to be among 100 climate neutral and smart cities by 2030.

The entire event takes place in the RUGGEDISED demonstration area, Heart of South, at the Rotterdam Ahoy Conference Centre.

Learn more here, and register directly for the 6 September day here.

Solar Cities:
capturing solar energy potential
12 September 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

ICLEI Europe’s new webinar series for Members explores different ways European cities are making sustainability a reality. Webinars will happen one Monday a month at 11:00 - 12:00.

In this session on "Solar Cities: capturing solar energy potential" on 12 September, find out how Barcelona and other ICLEI Members are accelerating solar actions and reducing local energy poverty. Register here.

The session will include inspiring presentations from ICLEI topical experts and select ICLEI Members, sharing tools, resources and/or best practices, followed by time for open discussions and questions. Members will have the chance to network and exchange on challenges related to the topic(s) at hand.

12 September 2022    Solar Cities: capturing solar energy potential 17 October 2022        Climate-neutral cities: localising the Europan Green Deal 14 November 2022     Biodiverse, nature-based cities: from policy to action 12 December 2022     Coastal cities: living with water, fighting sea level rise

Registration is open! These events are for city professionals and representatives of ICLEI Members only. If you are an elected person or employee at an ICLEI Member organisation then you are a member too. If your organisation is not a member of ICLEI and is interested in applying for ICLEI membership, please go to join ICLEI.

Digital Twins to Future-Proof Europe’s Buildings and Neighbourhoods
A European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) Session
15 September 2022, 14:30 - 16:00
Athens, Greece
Technopolis City of Athens

Discuss digital twins for harnessing building- and city data for optimised urban climate mitigation and adaptation with us.

Data is a keystone for better decision making at city-level for optimising policy and measures for improved climate mitigation and adaptation. However, data alone is not enough: only when building-, neighbourhood- and city-level information is processed, accessible and understandable can stakeholders harness it for fine-tuning decision-making.

This EURESFO session, focusses on the power of digital twins in helping cities future-proof their built environment and wider urban systems. The session features a panel discussion between representatives from the leading cities and from the private sector that are working with building- and city-scale modelling applications. 

Panellists and the audience will be invited to reflect on current as well as future digital twin applications in European cities, exploring cross-sectoral dimensions to enhanced resilience, citizen engagement potential and enabling factors for the scaling up of building, neighbourhood and city-wide models.

The session is co-organised by the EU-funded RUGGEDISED smart city and the EXCESS plus-energy buildings projects.