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Integrative Smart City Planning

Objective

The InSMART concept brings together cities, scientific and industrial organizations in order to establish and implement a comprehensive methodology for enhancing sustainable planning addressing the current and future city energy needs through an integrative and multidisciplinary planning approach. This approach will identify the optimum mix of short, medium and long term measures for a sustainable energy future, addressing the efficiency of energy flows across various city sectors with regards to economic, environmental and social criteria and paving the way towards actual implementation of priority actions. Extensive technical expertise and specialized tools and models will be used to create a platform for implementation of the project idea. Each city’s energy system will be analysed, covering all relevant sectors and a comprehensive GIS energy database will be developed. Apart from being a valuable planning tool the GIS database will inform and be linked to the TIMES planning model. This model will be used to analyse the cost-optimal mix of measures required to meet sustainable energy targets taking into account exogenous parameters (e.g. environmental targets, city expansion). These measures will be further assessed with respect to non-technical criteria using a multi-criteria decision making method (PROMIΤHEE) that will address economic, environmental as well as social issues. A detailed economic analysis of the mid-term measures identified through this two stage optimisation procedure will be undertaken, identifying all relevant investment indicators. Finally, a detailed, realistic and applicable mid-term implementation plan will be developed to describe the necessary steps, required resources and monitoring procedures for each city. The approach will be used on the four city partners, all actively involved in developing a more sustainable energy system. Further on, the proposed approach will be replicable in other cities with sustainability target.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgios Giannakidis (Dr.)

Participants (9)

ENERGY ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS MODELING AND ANALYSIS SRL
Italy
Address
Via Livorno 60
10144 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gargiulo (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIADA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Gaspar (Dr.)
MVA CONSULTANCY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Duke Street Dukes Court
Woking
Administrative Contact
John Roberts (Mr.)
EDP DISTRIBUICAO ENERGIA SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Camilo Castelo Branco 43
1050 044 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Matos (Mr.)
KOINOFELIS DIMOTIKI EPICHIRISI KOINONIKIS ANAPTYXIS DIMOY TRIKALON
Greece
Address
Valkanou
42100 Trikala
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Efie Koutsoukou (Mrs.)
Nottingham City Council
United Kingdom
Address
The Guildhall-burton Street
NG1 4BT Nottingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex Moczarski (Mr.)
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE EVORA
Portugal
Address
Praca Do Sertorio S/n
7000-506 Evora
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nuno Chorão Bilo (Mr.)
COMUNE DI CESENA
Italy
Address
Piazza Del Popolo
47521 Cesena
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Giovannini (Dr.)