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District Heating Leaflet

Glasgow’s City Energy team has produced an information leaflet about District Heating in Glasgow to help provide information about District Heating and how it works, with examples from within Glasgow.

STEP UP Final Newsletter

Our final STEP UP Newsletter has just gone out to our subscribers.  The newsletter has information updating you on each city's progress, SEAP and recent events and achievements. Click here to view our newsletter.

Celsius Smart Cities Workshop- 16th September 2015

This interactive workshop will bring together excellence from several advanced European Smart Cities projects that will put forward their expertise and their project results on integrated planning, energy efficiency and district energy solutions, among others.

Lighthouse Initiatives

The STEP UP cities have each identified a number of lighthouse initiatives – existing projects that:

  • Take an integrated approach
  • Have high impact and replication potential
  • Feature a range of different sectors

Click on the projects below to read more about their key features and winning elements.

STEP UP has produced a guide for other cities looking to develop sustainable energy projects in their cities, introducing key points for cities to consider and the benefits of an integrated approach. To find out more or download a copy, click here

To find out more about how lighthouse initiatives were selected, and recommendations for other cities looking to develop innovative city projects, click here

Glasgow

 

Commonwealth Games 2014 Athletes' Village

The Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and wider East End regeneration is in a former industrial area extending along the River Clyde, which houses some of the most deprived communities in Scotland. It is the first large scale carbon neutral project in Scotland and it has two  key objectives:

• Regeneration of Glasgow’s East End with a new approach to sustainable housing

• Reduction of fuel poverty and creation of affordable heat in one of the poorest parts of the city

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Future City Glasgow

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Innovate UK awarded the Future City Glasgow programme £24 million after the city won a competition to showcase how cities can grow their economies and improve citizens' lives by making the most of new technologies.

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Clyde Waterfront

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Clyde Waterfront is the biggest regeneration project ever undertaken in Scotland. It brings together public and private sectors to rejuvenate 20km of the city alongside the River Clyde.

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Ghent

Ghent - Car Free City Centre

In 1996, Ghent created a car free city centre of approx 35 hectares in order to tackle several problems including: persistent traffic congestion, poor pedestrian and cyclist safety, energy and air quality. The car free zone has contributed to improving Ghent’s city centre environment by introducing better public transport, stimulating regeneration of the city centre, dramatically improving the attractiveness of Ghent as a major shopping and tourism destination.

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Ledeberg Alive

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‘Ledeberg alive!’ is a major city renewal project in a district in Ghent on that faces several challenges on an economic, social and ecological level.

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Gothenburg

Sustainable Urban Districts - Hamnuset to Kvillebäcken

The overall aim of the development of Kvillebäcken is to set a new model for sustainable city planning and building in Sweden and beyond. The development of Kvillebäcken is a learning process on how to develop a new city district on the basis of social, economic and ecological values.

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Congestion Charge and New Travel Habits - Gothenburg

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The City of Gothenburg is working to create a long term sustainable transport system based on increased cycling, walking and use of public transport. As part of an overarching strategy for the West of Sweden region, the city has recently implemented two initiatives - Congestion Charge and New Travel Habits, that  can be considered as lighthouse initiatives due to their integrated nature, support from stakeholders and potential for replicability in many other cities.

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Riga

Smart cards as a transport, social and education policy instrument

The smart cards project focuses on developing an innovative and easy payment solution in the form of a common electronic card system. It is a multifunctional system that can be used as payment for public transport, to register for different social services (e.g. catering services), for city car parking, park and ride or access to different kinds of discounts for certain social groups.

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Smart solutions for a new building complex in the Tornakalns district

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The Torņakalns complex is a large-scale neighbourhood that is currently being planned and constructed Riga’s existing Tornakalns district. The initiative derives from wider plans to develop a new city centre - the Pārdaugava centre. It is also a result of long term discussions on the concept and location of a new administrative centre for the city, which will now be established as part of the new complex.

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