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Amsterdam (the Netherlands): A long-term investment agenda

09-11-2011 Amsterdam is working on an investment agenda which brings together the future long-term investments plans of all parties that affect the city’s infrastructure. This will save costs and secures the support of residents.
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Bristol (United Kingdom): Working closely with the users of systems

01-12-2011 One of the social housing energy saving programmes in Bristol has demonstrated how people respond to information. The city gave the community ownership.
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Flanders (Belgium): A charging network for electric transport

21-11-2011 Flanders has started constructing a region-wide network of charging points for electric transport. There is close cooperation between the energy, transport and telecom sectors.
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Glasgow (Scotland): Balancing long-term and short-term objectives

21-11-2011 In preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the City of Glasgow ensured that the Sustainable Glasgow principles were embedded into the design contracts for the new sports and accommodation buildings.
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London (United Kingdom): How renovation as a model can work

07-11-2011 London’s building retrofit programme RE:FIT offers standard contracts and tools. It has great replication potential in Europe.
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North Sea Region: Monitoring energy consumption

22-11-2011 The Smart Cities (inter) Regional Academic Network has developed a customisation process that can monitor and evaluate the consumption of energy and carbon emissions involved in retrofit proposals.
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Rotterdam (the Netherlands): Exploring a cooling network together

25-11-2011 The Municipality of Rotterdam is exploring the possibilities for using water from the river Maas for cooling buildings. They do this in cooperation with the energy supplier Eneco.
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Stockholm Royal Seaport (Sweden): Strong environmental requirements

03-11-2011 The City of Stockholm is working closely with the private sector to redesign its industrial seaport area.They set stringent environmental requirements for participating companies to meet.
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The Hague (the Netherlands): Neighbourhood participation

10-11-2011 In the Vogelwijk neighbourhood of The Hague, residents have used their own money to restore an existing, inactive windmill and put it back into operation.
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Valencia (Spain): Traffic Control Centre

08-11-2011 In Valencia, the municipality controls the traffic flows in the city by constantly monitoring over 1,000 crossing points and more than 100 information panels through its Traffic Control Centre.
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