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REgeneration MOdel for accelerating the smart URBAN transformation

REMOURBAN will implement large scale interventions and intense dissemination initiatives to demonstrate the potential of the urban regeneration model in the energy, mobility and ICT sectors.

  • Posted on: 24.06.2016
  • Project date: January 2015 - December 2019
  • Acronym: REMOURBAN
  • Coordinating institute: FUNDACION CARTIF

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REMOURBAN is H2020 projects that addresses decision-makers, investors, public sectors and industry, establishing innovative linkages between technological solutions and financial schemes to drastically improve the city sustainability, engaging actively the citizens and ensuring a high replication potential at European level. 

The project aims at the development and validation of a sustainable urban regeneration model in three lighthouse cities - Valladolid in Spain, Nottingham in UK and Tepebasi/Eskisodel - that leverages the convergence of the energy, mobility and ICT sectors in order to reach the following objectives:

  • to develop, validate and guarantee the replicability of a sustainable urban regeneration model
  • to accelerate the development of innovative technologies, organizational and economic solutions
  • to significantly increase resource and energy efficiency, improve the sustainability of urban transport and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas

 

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The project’s approach encourages individuals and communities across Europe to work together on implementing sustainable, green solutions to meet energy and transport needs. The approach is in line with the EU’s plan to develop smart cities that integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) with sustainable energy and transport solutions.

REMOURBAN is implementing and testing a range of green energy and transport strategies in three partner cities: Valladolid (Spain), Nottingham (UK) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey). The project will work closely with city administrations and residents to develop these strategies, based on local needs in selected districts.

The project is targeting energy savings of 50-53 % and emission reductions of 26-80 %, involving between 5 700 and 8 100 residents depending on the participating city district. The project’s work includes:

  • retrofitting buildings and improving lighting and equipment to achieve energy savings;
  • installing domestic and district-wide heating systems that use renewable sources integrated with smart energy monitoring and control technologies;
  • deploying electric and hybrid vehicles and buses in place of conventional fuel-powered ones, along with associated charging stations and management technologies;
  • developing information and communication technologies and platforms to manage city infrastructure, smart energy grids and traffic.

The approaches will be shared across the three test cities, and with two other project partners – Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary) – as a means of developing generic solutions that can be applied elsewhere across Europe.

REMOURBAN will also identify the main barriers to achieving urban sustainability goals and propose regulation adjustments that will encourage cities to switch to green energy and transport solutions, and to improve public procurement procedures.

Project details

REMOURBAN consortium is composed by 22 partners across 7 different countries: 5 cities, 3 research institutions, 5 large industries and 9 SMEs. The consortium has a good balance across Europe to maximize economic and social impacts at EU level and represent all relevant stakeholders addressed by the REMOURBAN model. The consortium provides a suitable combination of research experts, building manufacturers, district owners, public authorities, industrial partners, SMEs, dissemination and exploitation experts, investors. 

Participants: Spain (Coordinator), Turkey, UK, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy

  • Project N°: 646511
  • Total costs: € 23 790 404
  • EU contribution: € 21 541 949

Program: Horizon 2020 | S&T field/scope: Horizon 2020: Smart, green and integrated transport | Affilation and Pillar: Energy and Bio Economy | Geographical focus: Germany, Hungary, International/Other

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