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Sharing Cities


EU contribution
Total costs
Project type
Lighthouse project
Funding programme
SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects


The demonstration districts in lighthouse cities Lisbon (Portugal), London (United Kingdom) and Milan (Italy) will implement replicable urban digital solutions and collaboration models. The Royal Borough of Greenwich in London, Porta Romana/Vettabbia in Milan and downtown Lisbon will retrofit buildings, introduce shared electric mobility services, and install energy management systems, smart lamp posts and an urban sharing platform through engaging with citizens. Fellow cities Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw will co-develop, validate, or implement these solutions and models.



Project demonstration sites

Fellow cities


The project has 10 key goals:

  • Aggregate demand and deploy smart city solutions;
  • Deliver common and replicable innovative models;
  • Attract external investment;
  • Accelerate take-up of smart city solutions;
  • Pilot energy efficient districts;
  • Shift thinking irreversibly to local renewable energy sources;
  • Promote new models of e-mobility;
  • Successfully engage with citizens;
  • Exploit ‘city data’ to maximum effect;
  • Foster local level innovation, creation of new businesses and jobs.

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • lighting and appliances
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • photovoltaic
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • solar thermal collectors
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • condensing boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • electrical equipment
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • heat pump: reversible
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • micro CHP

Mobility Type of Intervention

  • Infrastructure
  • Vehicles

Thematic Field

  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Mobility and Transport
  • Refurbished Building(s)


Nathan Pierce
Greater London Authority