Cities account for 70 per cent of global CO₂ emissions today. As the pace of urbanisation only quickens, cities face immense challenges related to sustainable waste and water management, mobility, climate adaptation and energy. To overcome city challenges, cities need smart solutions to ensure that they are optimised for sustainable economic activity, energy consumption and positive environmental impacts.
Digital technology, both ICT and IT, enable smart city solutions that fuel sustainable development. With the pace at which technology and digitisation are developing, adopting smart city solutions has never been more viable. For many years, cities have applied digital technology to solve major metropolitan challenges, however, the rate at which this adoption takes place is rapidly increasing.
Danish roads are getting paved with new, climate-friendly asphalt
Starting in 2020, new climate-friendly asphalt will be used by contractors on Danish roads, when new road paving is needed. The decision to increase the use of the new climate-friendly asphalt was taken by the Danish government after testing the new climate-friendly asphalt on four Danish highways. The project to develop a new type of […]
Smart City solutions reduce time wasted in traffic and CO2 emissions
Together with suppliers, Danish local and regional governments are utilising smart city technologies and data to reduce traffic and climate challenges – fast. If realised, the socio-economic benefits could amount to 700 million euros and save over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Vejle CityLab – Urban development, dialogue and architecture
Vejle Municipality includes the public in its vision for urban development, city experiments, and architecture. CityLab is part of a knowledge centre, where the municipality continuously works to create economic, social, and health benefits for its citizens and society. This is realised through holistic urban development, urban experiments, and multi-disciplinary projects, involving private and public partners. The exhibition site provides the public and other stakeholders of the city with the opportunity to experience and contribute to the development of their future city, an aspect praised by investors.
DOLL – Europes leading living lab for outdoor lighting and smart city services
At DOLL we are creating an innovative playground and transparency in new complex markets by offering demonstration and test of the latest solutions in intelligent outdoor lighting and Smart City-services. We build bridges between manufacturers, public decision makers and knowledge institutions with a common interest in developing liveable, sustainable and resource efficient communities through the […]
Clean Air School Districts
Clean Air School Districts is a holistic solution with sensor instruments, educational material, and consultation for students, teachers, and parents to collaborate with the school management on improving the school’s indoor environment quality. A better indoor environment has been proven to remarkably improve learning ability among children and reduce sick days and absenteeism. It accounts for […]
Sollihøgda Plussby – a smart and sustainable city
Sollihøgda Plussby is an ambitious environmental project, which aims to provide the Oslo region with smart and sustainable solutions. The pilot project is just outside Oslo and could potentially house 30,000 people and provide 15,000 jobs if the Ringeriksbanen line opens a station on this section. The aim is to create Europe’s first ‘Plus City’, […]