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Sharing Cities Site Lisbon


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Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, has a smart city strategy that places its citizens and their needs at its core. Technology is just a means to an end. The city aims to become smart, sustainable, competitive, participatory, creative, innovative and citizen-centric. Lisbon has drafted an urban development strategy for the coming decades, and has committed to invest EUR 307 million in related projects (Programa Operacional Regional de Lisboa 2020). The strategy’s main objectives are to attract more inhabitants by improving the quality of housing, and offering smart living services and smart ageing opportunities; to boost the economy and increase employment by investing in research and development, attracting more entrepreneurs and broadening access to higher education; and improving the quality of life in the city through measures for energy efficiency, mobility and social cohesion. Local regeneration and citizen participation are also priorities.

The demonstration area chosen for the SHARING CITIES project spreads over 10 km2 and has 100 000 inhabitants. This strategic location stretches from the riverfront to the centre of the city, and includes the main historic and tourist districts. The area poses several challenges, ranging from its particular orography to the historic nature of its buildings, and its ageing population.

Demo Site Expected Impact

* Detailed information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

Within the SHARING CITIES project, Lisbon aims to: 

  • aggregate demand and deploy smart city solutions;
  • deliver common and replicable innovative models;
  • attract external investment;
  • accelerate the take-up of smart city solutions;
  • pilot energy-efficient districts;
  • shift people’s thinking irreversibly to local  renewable energy sources (RES);
  • promote new models of e-mobility;
  • successfully engage with citizens;
  • exploit ‘city data’ to maximum effect;
  • foster local-level innovation, creating new businesses and jobs.


Buildings and energy

* Detailed information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The solutions being implemented in Lisbon include:

Energy efficiency in buildings

  • Retrofitting the building envelope
  • High-performance new buildings
  • Smart street lighting
    • 64 000 street lights

Mobility & Transport

Mobility & transport

  • Clean fuels and fuelling infrastructure
    • Platform to manage e-vehicle charging points
    • 540 e-vehicle public charging points from four providers
  • Electric, hybrid and clean vehicles


  • Traffic control system
    •  Public transport platform
  • Urban data platform
    • 63 sets of open data

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • DHW (only)
  • Building Energy Services
  • heating and cooling
  • 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)