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Sharing Cities Site Milan


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Milan considers the idea of a smart city as being not technology-driven, but centred on its citizens. The concept ‘smart city’ for Milan covers smart mobility, a smart environment, and smart inclusion and citizenship. This sets out a bold agenda, which will see the re-orientation of demand for transport services; the standardisation of payment technologies and methods; and the adoption of a range of energy-efficiency solutions. In the chapters on smart economy and smart Europe, the city’s smart city plan sets out how the new sectors of the city economy should be developed to ensure economic vitality and competitiveness, and how these sectors can be enhanced via networks, resources and partnerships in Europe and across the world.

The demonstration of Sharing Cities’ solutions will focus on the Porta Romana / Vettabbia area, which is under complete re-development. Its renewal will connect the historic centre of the city to its agricultural belt by joining together two geographically, economically and socially separated areas.

Demo Site Expected Impact

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

Within the SHARING CITIES project, Milan 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 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, creating new businesses and jobs.


Buildings and energy

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

The interventions taking place in Milan are:

Energy efficiency in buildings

  • Retrofitting the building envelope
    • Retrofitting 21 000 m² of private buildings and 4000 m² of public buildings

Energy systems integration

  • Smart street lighting
    • 300 smart lamp posts

Mobility & Transport

  • Clean fuels and fuelling infrastructure
    • 60 charge points (20 rapid)
    • 125 parking bays
  • Electric, hybrid and clean vehicles
    • 62 e-cars, 150 e-bikes and 14 stations, 10 e-logistics vehicles
  • Car sharing


  • Smart city lab

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • heating and DHW
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • photovoltaic
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • solar thermal collectors
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • boiler

Mobility Type of Intervention

  • Infrastructure
  • Vehicles

Thematic Field

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


Renato Galliano
City of Milano