Aveiro STEAM City Energy Use Case – Electric “Moliceiros”

Project : AVEIRO STEAM CITY - Urban Network for Upgrading STEAM Skills and Increasing Jobs Added-Value through Digital Transformation in a new economic context
City : Aveiro
Short description
Within the project Aveiro STEAM City, the City of Aveiro is leading the Energy use case, planning to change the combustion engines of the traditional boats “Moliceiros” to electrical alternatives. This municipal investment includes charging points installed by the Municipality in the existing docks (13) which will be combined with the private investment, in the next 2 years, from the private touristic companies, in the replacement of the current engines to electric ones.

Eight social enterprises awarded in Coventry and Birmingham!

City : Coventry
Short description
As part of the project’s Social Enterprise scheme, MiFriendly Cities is offering refugees and migrants in Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton the opportunity to develop an innovative business idea, with the chance to pitch for up to 5,000 Euros to get a social enterprise off the ground and support it through its first stages. Social enterprises are ethical businesses which trade to solve social challenges. They improve communities, people’s life chances and the environment by selling goods and services to create profits which are re-invested back into their social mission.

Mechanical activation of geopolymers at Lappeenranta-Lahti University

Project : Urban infra revolution - Circular economy materials and novel method development to produce recyclable and functional urban construction products
City : Lappeenranta
Short description
The development of a new kind of circulative geopolymer composite material based on side streams of local industries is strongly promoted by the Urban Infra Revolution project partners, especially Lappeenranta-Lahti University and Apila Group Ltd. The first step in researching side streams is called characterisation.

Presenting the E-Co Housing project to the public

Project : E-Co-Housing - Co-creating a Regenerative Housing Project Together with the Community
City : Budapest
Short description
The E-Co Housing project of Zugló, XIV. district of Budapest was presented to the public on 20th September, ready to make a buzz of novelty and innovation in Hungary.

“I saw young people going to all ends to reach their goal”

Project : CURANT - Co-housing and case management for Unaccompanied young adult Refugees in ANTwerp
City : Antwerp
Short description
The project of CURANT finishes at the end of October. In this innovative project, 81 young refugees and 77 youngsters shared an apartment or house, for at least one year. The duo’s, partners and stakeholders celebrated together at a grand closing party.

B-MINCOME and the Barcelona’s social and solidarity economy programme

Project : B-MINCOME - Combining guaranteed minimum income and active social policies in deprived urban areas
City : Barcelona
Short description
How to set up a city entrepreneurship programme in social, solidarity, and coop economy? Which challenges have been faced and which solutions the city of Barcelona has developed? This are just some of the themes addressed by UIA Expert Laura Colini, in this Journal edition of B-MINCOME project.

GUARDIAN stand and presentations at the International Fair for Efficient Water Management (EFIAQUA)

Project : GUARDIAN - Green Urban Actions for Resilient fire Defence of the Interface Area
City : Riba-roja de Túria
Short description
The GUARDIAN project has been showcased at Efiaqua, the International Fair for Efficient Water Management, through a dedicated stand and two round table presentations. Efiaqua is a forum in which all sectors for which water is a strategic resource are represented, such as the business world, local administration (cities), irrigation communities, technology companies, laboratories, equipment manufacturers, drinking and wastewater managers or desalination technology providers.

Thermal energy systems of the future - hot trends and cool solutions for cities

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
City : Gothenburg
Short description
Even though there are clear ambitions for cities to become carbon neutral as soon as possible, the path to decarbonisation is not a clear and straight road. At the Celsius Summit 2019 you will get concrete examples from real-life demonstrators as well as interesting discussions that will bring urgent issues concerning heating and cooling to light.

Co-City leads the way towards new urban commons approaches

Project : Co-City - The collaborative management of urban commons to counteract poverty and socio-spatial polarisation
City : Turin
Short description
The city of Turin, thanks to the Co-City project, is now considered one of the most advanced experiment in Europe for the creation of new forms of management of urban commons and commons-based urban welfare.