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The Celsius project was created to achieve the vision of an intelligent, competitive and liveable city, which is also resource-efficient with smart heating and cooling. The project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.

Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and has a population of about 7.5 million people. The city economy is developed and diversified. Its commercial and business activities are increasing significantly. The main financial and banking centres of Colombia are located in Bogotá.

Circular Amsterdam is a circular innovation programme that presents a framework of innovation processes in the City of Amsterdam. The goal of this program is to increase knowledge in circular economy and experience the transition from a linear to a circular economy. The whole process is supported by the City Council in terms of control and policy.

City Lab Coventry is a living lab (member of the European Network of Living Labs – ENoLL) that resulted from the joint venture between Coventry University and Coventry City Council.

The city of Guadalajara, the capital city of the State of Jalisco, is home to approximately 40% of the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry of Mexico, as a result of pioneering and long term industrial, scientific and technological policies that began in the 1970s.

The construction of the bus information system was initiated with the establishment of Seoul city’s intelligent transport system (ITS) in 2000.

In 2011, the Ministry of Environment (MINAM) and the Ministry of Education (MINEDU) of Peru carried out the Project Ecolegios Sustainable Architecture, to assess the relation between academic performance and room temperature in Peruvian schools countrywide. The study concluded that ideal results are reached at 23 ºC.

From 2015 to 2016, the city of Blacktown, Australia, piloted a project related with green and cool streets. The project was very simple: to tackle the climate change effects and the impact of rapid urbanisation, planting trees in the streets helps to reduce carbon emissions, cool the air temperature and lower energy costs.

Corridor Manchester is an innovation district supported by a strong public-private partnership formed in 2007, with a strategic vision and £2.8 billion to be invested in capital builds, infrastructure, and public realm improvements until 2025.

In 2009, the Climate Plan for Copenhagen was approved and adopted by the City Council to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2015 (target already met in 2011) and to state the vision of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. In 2012, the final CPH 2025 Climate Plan was closed with specific guidelines towards carbon neutrality.

The Food Care Programme “Cuidemos los alimentos” was created by the City of Buenos Aires with the aim of creating a sustainable food policy, reducing food waste, and promoting responsible consumption among citizens through the implementation of recycling initiatives and providing training in schools.

Cyberjaya is Malaysia’s flagship cybercity promoted in commercial leaflets as “one of the world’s leading smart cities” and as a “test bed” for the integration of ICTs into everyday life. It was created from scratch to be a smart city model for Malaysia. The project to build the city (the Multimedia Super Corridor Project) was launched by the Malaysian Government in 1996 with the goal of advancing the country’s innovation and knowledge-based economy.