More liveable space for more residents
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.
The city of Amsterdam has over 850,000 residents from 180 different countries, who own more than 600,000 bicycles. The wider Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has close to 2.5 million inhabitants. The city has a strong commitment to encourage green research, development and investment in sustainable initiatives. As a result, the area is enjoying a rapid uptake of electric transportation and a growing number of companies are developing sustainable products that influence global business. Amsterdam is exceptionally well connected, both physically and digitally.
Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark with 300 000 inhabitants. With the aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, the city moves forward with its climate and smart city strategy with a number of sustainable actions and projects, amongst which is READY.
The Stavanger region is regarded as one of the most innovative regions in Norway. For 10 consecutive years it has been appointed The Best Business Region in Norway (NHO) and is renowned for its close triple helix cooperation among businesses, academia and the public sector. The region aims at becoming one of Europe’s foremost sustainable cities by integrating ICT, energy and mobility.In the Stavanger area, one district in particular – Paradis/Hillevåg – will be transformed into a living lab as part of the TRIANGULUM project.