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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

200 Intelligent & Climate Neutral Cities Jam

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This workshop is an initiative by Amsterdam Smart City in collaboration with RVO to bring together stakeholders from the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) and the 100 Climate-Neutral Cities (CNC) mission, to share their ambitions and approaches, creating synergy and amplifying their impact.

Background
The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a project by the European Commission (EC) helping more than 100 European cities on their way to green, climate-neutral and sustainable growth through the use of digital technologies.  In 2021, the EC will also launch the 100 Climate-Neutral Cities (CNC) mission, supporting cities on their away to achieving climate neutrality by 2030. Both the ICC and CNC aim to support European cities in their transformation towards sustainability.

Together with ICC and CNC stakeholders we will discuss:
• The key lessons learned from the ICC regarding collaboration and innovation in city networks
• Examples of technological solutions from the ICC which can be scaled up in the CNC
• Potential collaboration and learning opportunities between ICC and CNC cities

Monday June 21, 15:00-15:55 CEST

Program
• 15:00 – 15:10 Welcome and introductions, Cornelia Dinca (Amsterdam Smart City International Liaison) & Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City Program Director)
• 15:10 – 15:30 Short pitches by ICC and CNC stakeholders including: Jacobine de Zwaan (RVO Advisor Smart Cities), Dana Eleftheriadou (Head of ICC), Paul Tuinder (DG Research & Innovation Advisor), Christiaan Norde (City of Amsterdam International Affairs Advisor)
• 15:30 – 15:50 Roundtable discussion with the audience
• 15:50 – 15:55 Final reflections and program end

Join the Meeting
The meeting will be conducted using Zoom. There are two ways to join:
1.  Click on this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216055375?pwd=MDhZL0ZhbllZck5pSVo3YmR5dGt2dz09
2.  Join using meeting ID: 852 1605 537 and Passcode: 775720

Call for Contributions
Are you an ICC or (aspiring) CNC city representative or stakeholder and would like to share your experience and perspective during the session?  Please send an email to Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com with a short explanation of how you would like to contribute to the discussion and we will include you in the program.

The session is part of RVO's 100 Climate Neutral Cities Mission. Check the full program here:  https://climateneutralcities.b2match.io/agenda

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

3rd Intelligent Cities Challenge City Lab: Green Initiatives

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During the 3rd ICC Lab, this session will bring together city relevant European Commission initiatives promoting the green agenda, with a view to depict the bigger picture, present their objectives, how they contribute to advance the EU policy priorities, show complementarities and discuss cross-fertilization among them.

Registration is possible via: https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/events/3rd-icc-city-lab

12:00 - 13:00 Tech4Good Marketplace
The Tech4Good Marketplace is an exchange of technology-powered solutions and business models designed to advance social, environmental and economic causes. Showcasing operational services from innovative European SMEs, start-ups and enterprises, the marketplace is a space where cities, regions and rural areas, businesses, technology entrepreneurs, social economy actors and civil society can get inspired and find solutions to the challenges they face.  Join this session to find out why this marketplace is here to stay and why you should sign up, too.

  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Iordana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Davor Meersman, OASC

13:00 - 14:00 Break

14:00 – 15:30 Initiatives at European Level on the Green Transition of Cities – Panel Discussion
Bringing together city-relevant European Commission initiatives promoting the green agenda, with a view to depict the bigger picture, present their objectives, how they contribute to advance the EU policy priorities, show complementarities and discuss cross-fertilization among them.

  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Marek Teplansky, Head of Unit, Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG REGIO, European Commission
  • Philippe Froissard, Head of Unit, Future Urban & Mobility Systems, DG RTD, European Commission
  • Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit, Technologies for Smart Communities, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Xavier Troussard, Head of Unit, New European Bauhaus, JRC, European Commission
  • Helen Mccarthy-O’ Kelly, Policy officer, Environmental Knowledge, Eco-Innovation & SMEs, DG ENV, European Commission
  • Luana Maria Bidasca, Policy officer, Innovation & Research, DG MOVE, European Commission
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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

3rd Intelligent Cities Challenge Lab Public Event

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During the EU Green Week, the 3rd Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) City Lab will bring together global thinker urban development experts and city leaders across the globe to issues climate-neutral and socially responsible industrial future.

The event is open to the public and registration is possible via: https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/events/3rd-icc-city-lab

Program

11:30 – 13:00 Public session 1 – Zero pollution city: Leading the green transition of local businesses

  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Tadashi Matsumoto, Head of the Sustainable Development & Global Relations Unit, OECD
  • Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities - City of Singapore, clean and green environment
  • Victor Dimoulis, Scientific Advisor to the Mayor on Waste management and Circular Economy affairs - City of Corfu, industrial waste management
  • Geertje Pronk, Researcher and Programme manager at KWR Water Research Institute - City of Mechelen, water management
  • Rosa Väisänen, Specialist, City of Espoo, Sustainable Urban Development

ICC Cities’ experts to present initiatives on zero pollution:

  • Sharing reflections and work done to overcome pollution at city-level
  • Inspire others with ideas on how digital tools can be used to prevent intense pollution, monitor status, or warn citizens of high levels of pollution
  • Provide insights into key lessons learned

13:00 – 13:30 Break

13:30 – 15:00 Public session 2 – City of the future: New urban trends for a climate-neutral and socially responsible industrial future

  • Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Valentina Superti, Director of Proximity and Tourism, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Laboratory – ICC advisory board member
  • Gesa Ziemer, Head of CityScienceLab, UNITAC Innovation Technology Accelerator Centre, Hamburg – ICC mentor city
  • Michela Magas, Chair, Industry Commons Foundation
  • Nicolás Rivillas Hincapié, Deputy Manager of Design and Innovation, Urban Development Company (EDU) of Medellín - ICC mentor city
  • Daniel Gonzalez-Bootello, Director of Smart City Cluster - ICC advisory board member

Bringing together global thinkers, urban development experts, city leaders from across the globe to showcase how intelligent cities will lead the way to a sustainable, productive, zero-pollution future:

  • What will the urban future look like after the Covid-19? How can cities prepare?
  • ­How can cities reconcile population growth and local industrial production with the European Green Deal?
  • ­What can city leaders do to ensure a new City model that is sustainable, resilient, socially just and knowledge intensive?
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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

New European Bauhaus conference

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On 22nd and 23rd April, the European Commission will host its first conference related to the "New European Bauhaus" initiative.

The New European Bauhaus is a creative and interdisciplinary initiative, convening a space of encounter to design future ways of living, situated at the crossroads between art, culture, social inclusion, science and technology. It brings the Green Deal to our living places and calls on all Europeans to imagine how we can make the places where we live and our experiences more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive.

The conference will be held online in English. It is free of cost and registration for the first day is open to everyone.

Get to know the provisional program here and register here.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Update Intelligent Cities Challenge & Opportunities To Get Involved

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The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) is a European Commission (EC) initiative that supports 136 cities with using cutting-edge technologies to lead the intelligent, green and socially responsible recovery. The goal is to accelerate ICC cities and their local ecosystems as engines for post-pandemic recovery, creating new jobs and strengthening citizen participation and wellbeing.

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, represented by Amsterdam Economic Board and Amsterdam Smart City (ASC), has joined the ICC as a mentor region. A key task for ASC is to connect and share best practices from the Amsterdam region with the ICC network.

Here are a few of the upcoming opportunities for ASC partners and community members who would like to get involved in the ICC:

  1. Sharing best practices during the 3rd ICC City Lab, May 18 – May 21: During this four day event, ASC partners have the opportunity to contribute to various knowledge and working sessions across a range of topics including: circular economy and Local Green Deals (LGD’s), energy efficient renovation, digitalization of government services, digital twins, and citizen participation.
  2. Contributing to Tech4Good Marketplace:Within the scope of ICC, the EC is developing a digital platform where cities can share their experience and recommendations for validated and deployed smart city solutions.  During the April - June timeframe, ASC will collect transferable solutions and best practices from the Amsterdam Region which will be shared on the Marketplace.
  3. Advise on the development of the European Interoperability Framework for Smart Cities and Communities (EIF4SCC): Acknowledging the importance of interoperability for smart cities and communities, the EC contracted Deloitte and KU Leuven University to develop a proposal for a European Interoperability Framework. The aim of the EIF4SCC is to provide European local administration leaders with definitions, principles, recommendations (including practical use cases) and a common model that enables public service delivery across domains, cities, regions and borders.  The first draft of the Framework is open for stakeholder consultation via the following survey until April 12.

For more information about ICC or any of the above points, please contact Cornelia Dinca, ASC International Liaison via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com

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NYC Open Data Week 2021

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Open Data Week is a week-long festival of community-driven events organized and produced by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC. Every year, New Yorkers come together all across the boroughs to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. Coincidentally, the first weekend of March is also International Open Data Day. Together, these events anchor NYC’s Open Data Week and increase civic engagement with municipal open data.

This year, from March 6 - 14, over 75 event organizers are hosting virtual sessions to engage with you about open data, technology and design. Check out the program and RSVP to participate in events all throughout the week: https://2021.open-data.nyc/#calendar

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