As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant (...)
As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate. (...)
This Spring 2019, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere networked with various local stakeholders in order to develop the different STARDUST smart urban solutions within the city.
On March 2019, the City (...)
An increase in allergies associated with pollen may be a self-inflicted wound caused by our preference for male plants, hence the need to assess better the allergenic potential of green spaces
Intermodality is the smart future of urban mobility. Ever more cities need to offer public mobility options that combine several means of transport to decrease the use of private cars
Global transport (...)
On 21 March, the Smart City of Dresden has been awarded by the EU for its sustainable mobility plan
Europe is at the forefront of fighting CO2 emissions. Every year the Union and its agencies organise (...)
The choice of the most suitable indicator framework is crucial, but difficult, as it requires expert knowledge. To help cities in their choice, this paper compares seven recently published indicator standards (...)
On January 23, 2019, the story of STARDUST in Trento was featured at Klimahouse’s conference on “Smart Cities” in Bolzano.
The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige has invested a great deal on building (...)
The development of the urban mobility of Dresden is one of the cities' core assets. The plan does not only support political decision-makers but also the economy, traffic-related institutions, NGOs, and (...)
5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove (...)
Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world
Playing games could be a solution to saving energy (...)
A podcast featuring the European project HOUSEFUL and its commitment to make buildings more sustainable has been released
Circular economy is all over the place in the policy scene since the European (...)
One team was chosen during the Junction hackathon event that was held from 23rd to 25th of November 2018 in Espoo (Finland) to collaborate with the STARDUST partners in Tampere
Technology is fast evolving (...)
Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming
Fighting climate change is the challenge of the century. The last UN Environment Emissions Gap Report warned that, in order to ensure global (...)
On December 11, 2018, Smart Iruña Lab program selected 6 technological proposals that will be developed under the Smart City strategy of Pamplona
STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Pamplona launched the Smart (...)
The EU has heavily invested in projects to renature cities. After the European elections, a new executive will head the EU. What will happen to the NBS policy?
The so-called "nature-based solutions" (NBS (...)
On November 29, 2018, the representatives of STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Trento organised their 1st Stakeholder Workshop on how to tailor technical solutions electric mobility, according to the local (...)
From the 16th to the 22nd of September, the local authorities from the city of Trento celebrated alongside other cities the European Mobility Week under the theme of multimodality.
The European Mobility (...)
URBAN GreenUp and other EU projects jointly signed a document in Mantua, Italy, to promote and boost the adoption of nature-based solutions in urban areas worldwide.
“Nature is often seen as a problem (...)
The STARDUST project participated in the 4th Nordic Edge Expo & Conference held in Stavanger, Norway, from September 25 to 27
Along with the rest of the Smart City Community, in late September 2018, (...)
On the eve of November 21 in Brussels (Belgium), the European project STARDUST received the 2018 .eu Web Award for its website www.stardustproject.eu under the “Better World” Category.
The .eu Web Awards (...)
By providing citizens with a bigger power and control over their personal information, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a challenge to smart cities, which use also personal data (...)
The STARDUST’s Gaming Tool challenge was held during Pamplona a hackathon within “Navarra LAN Party”
On September 14, STARDUST’s fellow city of Pamplona (Spain) hosted the Navarra LAN Party, which included (...)
STARDUST’s City of Tampere was acknowledged during the Smart City Expo China 2018 for its goal to build a smart and sustainable future for its citizens
On September 5, the city of Tampere was awarded a (...)
The URBAN GreenUP analysis on obstacles hampering the implementation of Nature-Based Solutions and the related countermeasures is now available
Making our cities more sustainable and less harmful for the (...)
Users can quickly switch between bicycle, car sharing, electric car and public transport.
Dresden, the state capital of Saxony, Germany wants to set up 76 mobility hubs in the city area. At these stations (...)
Trial operation has begun for the latest heat towers of the storage tanks at Reick power station. The Technical University of Dresden monitors the effectiveness of the district heating system.
Thomas Dautert (...)
An online survey collects inputs on how to best introduce circularity in the housing sector
The HOUSEFULproject has launched a stakeholder consultation process on the development of a methodology for evaluating (...)
Three research institutions from the STARDUST consortium shared their insights with a network of Spanish universities as to how Smart Cities can act as exemplary figures for replication to their regions (...)
The document provides a detailed description of the green urban interventions implemented by the project
URBAN GreenUP has released a Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) catalogue, which is publicly available (...)
A seminar for businesses in Northern Ireland on clean energy was held in the city of Derry
The month of June hosted the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place in Brussels and across Europe (...)
Disruptive ideas on Smart City Solutions were showcased in Tampere’s industrial Hackathon innovation challenge
On June 5 and 6, the City of Tampere – one of STARDUST’s Lighthouse cities – organised its (...)
The English city is leaving behind its maritime past by introducing innovative green solutions into its urban spaces
If you happen to swing by Liverpool in the future, you will probably see a tree urban (...)
The European Stardust project has released its project video. It provides an opportunity for viewers to be familiar with the project and its actions.
Stardust is a Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) project (...)
The new MAtchUP video explains how the solutions developed within the project will improve the quality of urban life.
The majority of human beings lives in overcrowded cities where pollution, traffic and (...)
People are increasingly testing smart control systems to curb energy use, while maximising the amount of renewables employed in the process
When temperatures are low, the temptation to take long, scalding (...)
Practical approaches and latest solutions on circular cities were discussed in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems.
Around 120 experts from academia, industry and financial (...)
The state of the art findings on circular cities and their implementation at an urban level were highlighted in the conference on Circular Cities: Promoting Innovation in Urban Systems.
On March 12, a (...)
On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million (...)
URBAN GreenUP consortium partners gathered together from the 16th to the 18th of January 2018 in Izmir for its 2nd Periodic Meeting, an occasion to share knowledge and progress on the implementation of (...)
Izmir organized its first International Green Infrastructure Workshop to highlight the governments’ role in moulding policies that support nature-based solutions and to announce its Green Infrastructure (...)
Three new Lighthouse cities and Four Follower cities enriching the European smart city landscape
Twenty-eight partners from eight different countries gathered together in Valencia to kick-off MAtchUP (...)
From October 10 to 11, Fundación Cener-Ciemat together with the city of Pamplona hosted the kick off meeting of the STARDUST project. In this lighthouse project the cities of Pamplona (Spain), Tampere (...)