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The green city of the future - STaR city

Objective

The proposal consists of a series of events which contains four main sectors: - transport, energy, waste management and urban planning. Two training courses will be held in each sector in different European locations where young researchers will be given l ectures and problems needing solution given by leading industrialists, academics and government officials. The project will take place in a two phase structure with the first batch of training courses (one for each sector) taking place in suitable professi onal locations either on the campus of the host universities or at conference centres close to the event organiser. The first phase will end with the mid term Technical Feedback Meeting (TFM). Quality of work done so far will be critically assessed and new challenges be determined for the next set of training courses. The second batch of training courses will include a new set of speakers and topics containing a new batch of problems to be addressed by the young researchers. The second batch of training cou rses has exactly the same importance and position as the first ones. The training courses will run for 5 days including one day technical visit to relevant industrial and scientific facilities. Finally all participants will be able to attend the final TFM which will take the format more of a conference. It is expected that some of those attending will have completed their PhD during the life time of this project and this has been planned as there will be a transfer of experience from the more experienced t o the younger researchers. Much time will be devoted to Question and Answer sessions where tasks are defined and interest groups will be formed to work out sustainable solutions. The contract partners are: University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; IDMEC, Por tugal; Newcastle University, England, NTUA, Athens.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-4
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Funding Scheme

SCF - Marie Curie actions-Series of events

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitaetsstr. 2
Essen
Germany

Participants (3)

INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA MECANICA /INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais, Pav. Mec. 1 - 2°
Lisbon
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9 Heroon Polytechniou Str.
Zografou, Athens
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne