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REnaissance of Places with Innovative Citizenship and TEchnolgy

Project description

Revolutionise urban landscapes for the better

Modern cities face a range of challenges that impact their sustainability, efficiency and liveability. Spanning energy efficiency, transportation congestion, ageing infrastructure, housing scarcity, environmental impact, the digital divide and governance issues, these challenges require sustainable solutions. The EU-funded REPLICATE project will address these complexities through Smart City technologies. In districts across San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol, it showcases cutting-edge Smart City technologies in energy, transport and ICT. The project's aim is to enhance energy efficiency and effectively utilise local resources while generating replication plans for other districts and follower cities, including Essen, Nilufer and Lausanne. Key to success is recognising cities as the primary beneficiaries, with integrated urban plans tailored to their specific complexities.


The objective of REPLICATE is to demonstrate Smart City technologies in energy, transport and ICT in districts in San Sebastia, Florence and Bristol addressing urban complexity and generate replication plans in other districts and in follower cities of Essen,
Nilufer and Lausanne.
Main challenges for cities are to increase the overall energy efficiency, to exploit better local resources in terms of energy
supply and demand side measures. For successful implementation of Smart City technologies two main elements are
- Cities are the customer: considering local specificities in integrated urban plans and the need to develop monitoring
systems to extract conclusions for replication.
- Solutions must be replicable, interoperable and scalable.
REPLICATE considers also the complexity of cities, the tangible benefits for citizens, the financial mechanisms and the new
business models. The 3 pillars implemented in the pilots with the engagement of citizens, private actors and authorities are:
- Low energy districts: cost-effective retrofitting, new constructive techniques with optimal energy behaviour and high
enthalpy RES in residential buildings. Include also efficient measures in public and residential buildings: ICT tools, PV,
shading or natural ventilation; district heating is demonstrated hybridising local biomass, recovered heat and natural gas.
- Integrated Infrastructure: deployment of ICT architecture, from internet of things to applications, to integrate the solutions in
different areas. Smart Grids on electricity distribution network to address the new challenges, connecting all users:
consumers, producers, aggregators and municipality. Intelligent lighting will allow automated regulation of the amount of light
and integration of IP services via PLC.
- Urban mobility: sustainable and smart urban bus service, electric urban bike transport, 3-wheeler delivery and transport
services, deployment of EV charging infrastructures and ICT tools.

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Net EU contribution
€ 393 950,00
20003 San Sebastian

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Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 871 700,00

Participants (43)