Sinfonia "Smart City Talks". How to engage users in public renovation works (Webinar n°5)
The fifth webinar shed light upon effective strategies for engaging users in public renovation works, discussing how to allure residents while using the interesting example of school children as a vector to captivate the public. In addition, the Stakeholder toolkit developed within the project was dicussed from the user’s perspective.
• Theoretical background of stakeholder involvement (Hanna Krimm, alpS GmbH)
• Stakeholder involvement of pupils (Innsbruck case) and introduction to the Stakeholder Toolkit (Kathrin Schwab, alpS GmbH)
• Engaging tenants in public renovation works (Bolzano case) (TBD, Municipality of Bolzano
Sinfonia "Smart City Talks". Investing in deep refurbishment: Is it worth it? (Webinar n°2)
Our “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of the Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All of it, aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.
This second Webinar will explore the cost-benefit on deep refurbishment, seeking to evaluate if it is worth it. All this by means of presenting financing models for renovations, co-benefit analysis and detailing the socio-economic aspects implied in the SINFONIA project (www.sinfonia-smartcities.eu).
- Co-benefits: Adriano Bisello, EURAC,
- Business models: Karine Laffont-Eloire, Dowel
Sinfonia "Smart City Talks". Becoming a smart city: How did they do it ? (Webinar n°1)
Sinfonia Webinar series “Smart City talks” Our “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of the Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All of it, aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.
This first Webinar will focus on real-life experiences from Bolzano (IT) and Innsbruck (AT) . Participants will discover the stories behind the implementation of large scale energy efficiency projects in the two cities as part of the SINFONIA project (www.sinfonia-smartcities.eu), from inception to completion, with a focus on lessons learnt.
Sinfonia "Smart City Talks". Tools to get urban energy planning right (Webinar n°4)
The fourth webinar provides participants and relevant players with tangible assets by presenting effective urban energy planning tools developed within SINFONIA such as:
• SWOT analysis of Smart City plans;
• energy systems analysis in Friendly Sam allowing to define suitable energy solutions at district level in the long-run;
• CROCUS tool to select a refurbishment plan;
• but also districtPH tool giving guidelines for nearly zero energy neighbourhoods.
- SWOT tool: Alyona Zubaryeva, PhD, Senior researcher at EURAC
- Friendly Sam: Inger-Lise Svensson, PhD, Director of the Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis Unit at EURAC
- CROCUS tool: Karine Laffont-Eloire, Senior consultant at Dowel
- districtPH: Dr. Jürgen Schnieders, Researcher at Passive House Institut
SINFONIA final online conference: Mid-sized cities as motors of the energy transition
With 75% of European citizens living in urban areas, cities have a crucial role to play in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Faced with the challenge of ensuring the quality of life of their citizens while becoming more energy efficient, cities must develop integrated urban development strategies that will make them both sustainable and better place to live. The SINFONIA project (http://www.sinfonia-smartcities.eu) aimed at accelerating the energy transition by deploying large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities.
After six years of intensive work, the project was approaching its end. This final webconference shared main results, experiences and future ambitions of our two pioneer cities - Innsbruck, Austria and Bolzano, Italy and our follower city Rosenheim, Germany, in their Smart City journey, discuss public policies for renovation and, last but not the least, gave an insight into the role of role of monitoring of energy-efficient measures.
- Welcome and introduction (Håkan Perslow, Project manager and Sinfonia project coordinator, RISE & Martin Stroleny, Project Manager, Greenovate! Europe) - Are public policies fitted to boost building renovations? (Johan Torén, Sustainability engineer and researcher, RISE) - Are they Smart Cities now? Experience and future ambitions of the two pioneer cities (Klaus Kleewein, Innsbruck City Council, Innsbruck District Leader for Sinfonia & Daniele Vettorato, EURAC, Bolzano District Leader for Sinfonia) - Bridging the gap between refurbishment and replication: sustainable urban development in the follower city Rosenheim (Robert Freund, Project Manager, Rosenheim) - Towards a zero-energy building stock: monitoring the impact of energy efficient refurbishment projects (Wolfgang Streicher, Director of Energy Efficient Buildings Unit, UIKB) - The beginning of a new chapter: success stories from Sinfonia and future prospects (Hakan Perslow, RISE) - Wrap-up and closing words (Hakan Perslow, RISE)
Sinfonia "Smart City Talks". Data for citizens using sensors and interactive totems to provide smart urban services (Webinar n°6)
The city of Bolzano is one of the first smart cities in Italy. Within the framework of the EU-funded SINFONIA project, the Municipality collaborated with research centres and companies to design and implement an Urban Service-Oriented Sensible Grid (USOS-grid) that will improve mobility and expand the services offered to citizens.
Today, a network of over 100 “smart points” collects and gives real-time information on traffic and weather conditions that users can read on variable message signs; a smart lightening system automatically dims streetlights when no one is around to save energy and three multifunctional interactive totems give citizens and tourists alike the possibility to charge their bikes or electric cars while reading what’s going on in the city.
This last SINFONIA webinar offers an insight into the implementation of smart points and multi-functional interactive totems in Bolzano. The presentations will explore the process from the early phases of concept development and assessment of citizens’ needs, to the installation of the infrastructure and data monitoring.
- Smart Points: Concept and Implementation (Brunella Franchini – Transport office, Municipality of Bolzano) - A choice experiment to assess the interest and willingness of citizens to multifunctional interactive totems (Adriano Bisello – Senior Researcher, Eurac Research)- A Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) for the Positioning of integrated infrastructures (Pietro Zambelli – Senior Researcher, Eurac Research)
Webinar and final webconference presentations
Find below links to download presentations from our six webinars and the final online conference:
Webinar 1 - Becoming a Smart City: How did they do it?
Webinar 2 – Investing in deep refurbishment: Is it worth it?
Webinar 3 - Integrated energy planning: good practices for municipalities: you can download the slides by clicking on the links below
Benefits of collaboration
Integrated energy design
Webinar 4 - Data for citizens: using sensors and interactive totems to provide smart urban services
Webinar 5 - How to engage users in public renovation works
Stakeholder engagement (pupils) and Sinfonia stakeholder engagement toolkit – part 1
Stakeholder engagement (pupils) and Sinfonia stakeholder engagement toolkit – part 2
Tenant’s engagement in Bolzano
Webinar 6 - Data for citizens: using sensors and interactive totems to provide smart urban services
Smart Points - Concept and Implementation
A choice experiment to assess the interest and willingness of citizens to multifunctional interactive totems
A Multi Criteria Analysis (MCA) for the Positioning of integrated infrastructures
Sinfonia Final Online Conference - Mid-sized cities as motors of the energy transition
Experience of the follower city Rosenheim
Monitoring energy efficient measures
The beginning of a new chapter
Are public policies fitted to boost renovation?
Experience and ambitions of the pioneer city Innsbruck
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