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Unlock sustainable heating in Europe now

Only 13% of thermal energy in Europe is produced by renewable energy sources and 40% from natural gas alone(1). Therefore, unlocking local, green produced, sustainable heating now is a must.
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True digital levelling up is within reach for local authorities

Local authorities across the UK understand the success of their community and businesses is reliant on the services they underpin.
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COP27: Urban transformation and sustainable cities

Experts from the urban and the climate communities discussed action plans to reach more sustainable cities in an initiative workshop for COP27.
Cagliari bay, Italian city view of the ocean

European cities compete for sustainability and green change

The European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards are competitions for European cities which are improving the environment.
Floating globe art on the water on September 5, 2012 in Amsterdam. The art was made from plastic bottles and other junk collected around the city by Peter Singer.

Horizon Europe: Six European cities piloting solutions for circular waste

European cities are moving towards becoming fully circular – not only recycling all their waste but also changing their production modes to fit circular waste models.
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5 most expensive cities to live in the world

Ever wondered where the most expensive cities to live in the world are? Open Access Government looks into price comparisons of basic goods and utilities in 5 of the priciest cities around the globe.
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The cities of the future are smart – but we must also make them...

From glasses giving wearers, VR and AR overlays to smart rings tracking our sleep, technology is only continuing to grow, what will our cities of the future look like and will they be safe?
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Unlocking the potential of cities in Europe

Alex Ryan, Urban Design and Transport Expert at PA Consulting, delves into unlocking the potential of cities in Europe.
sustainable framework, wastewater

A sustainable framework could make cities more water efficient and affordable

A sustainable framework can help to design efficient cities - with systems that supply affordable and accessible wastewater treatment, cooling, heating, and electricity.
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Shared mobility can help to achieve Net Zero visions

Gunnar Froh, Founder and CEO of Wunder Mobility, shares his insight on how shared mobility can help leaders and citizens to achieve their Net Zero vision.
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Severe cases of COVID-19 can be linked to postal address

Unequal access to care is an ongoing issue reframed by the pandemic, where socially vulnerable areas had more severe cases of COVID-19.
place-based budgets

“Place-based budgets” and listening to what works needed for towns revival

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, lifts the lid on the findings of new research on town centre regeneration.
green cities, infrastructure

How do we define green infrastructure?

An exploration of ‘green infrastructure’ plans across 20 US cities found several inconsistent and limited definitions - so researchers created a new one.
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Why the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs cities

Alex Godson, Strategic Communications Manager and Pietro Reviglio, from Eurocities, explore why recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs cities
15-minute city

How the 15-minute city concept can revolutionise London

Achieving a net-zero 15-minute city seems overly ambitious, especially in highly industrialised cities like London, but, David Watkins, founder and COO at DASH Rides, believes that solutions like integrating e-mobility could be the answer.
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What will it take to create the first net-zero city?

Nadeem Malik, Country Manager for UK & Ireland at Software AG, presents digital transformation as part of the solution for urban environments to meet sustainability goals and net-zero challenges.
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EU Right to Repair: Industrial manufacturers need to be held accountable

Augustin Celier, co-founder, Uptime, discusses why industrial manufacturers need to be held equally accountable for fair, open and transparent offerings as the recent EU Right to Repair laws have demanded from our consumer electronics.
e-scooters

Accelerating the UK’s emergence from the pandemic with e-scooters

Noa Khamallah, former Executive at Voi and Lime, argues that not only are e-scooters the perfect fit for the cities of the future but they can also help speed up the UK's emergence from the pandemic.
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What happens when the workplace loses its gravitational pull?

Tushar Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder, Hubble, discusses how 2020 broke all the rules around the way society makes life-changing decisions revolving around our proximity to work and how on a macro-level this will fundamentally affect cities, countries and continents.
Climate Service Center - GERICS

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) was initiated by the German Federal Government in 2009 as a fundamental part of the German hightech-strategy for climate protection. Since June 2014, GERICS has been a scientific organizational entity of Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH. The director of GERICS is meteorologist and climate scientist...

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