Green spaces play a key part in ensuring the wellbeing of people and nature in cities. Through different projects Helsinki is testing and developing smart and green solutions based on virtual reality that engages the citizens in the planning of green infrastructure in a co-creative and innovative way
Copenhagen Solutions Lab have just finished a partnership project about self-learning and data-driven solutions for district heating, that shows great potential for economic, energy-related, and CO2 related savings.
Citizens gather large amounts of data through their personal devices that could benefit the municipality’s planning and innovation processes. The use of such data creates challenges around trust, security, and data compliance. In the crowdsensing pilot project “I ♥ ViGÅ” Stavanger municipality aims to use personally generated data from heart rate monitors in a safe and co-creative way.
The Smart City must be driven by the city's challenges – not technology. That is the mantra of Smart Aarhus’ new strategy, where technology isn’t implemented for the sake of technology, but because it makes sense.
The City of Vantaa has a clear focus on making the city smarter and more sustainable when it comes to food. So, through different projects the city is starting to make food more local, alive, sustainable, and adapting new circular production and business models.
How much, how, and when do children actually move during a school day? These are some of the questions Vejle Municipality are trying to answer by collecting data on the pattern of movement of school kids. Equipped with wrist sensors, students from six different schools are going to participate in the data collection and help to show how much children move during a school day
As a city Vejle is challenged by water and floods from both the fjord and heavy rainfalls. The new recreational climate park, Tommy Troelsens Park, is therefore an important strategic step in the city’s efforts to keep floods away from the city’s basements and streets.
Turku has implemented new technology which has significantly sped up the process of getting tested for COVID-19 and receiving the results. Artificial intelligence and robots are also useful for purposes such as counselling and organising vaccinations.
The City of Tampere in Finland has set the goal of becoming a forerunner for smart transport and autonomous mobility. One of the goals is to utilize automatic buses as part of the transport system. At the moment, a test area where companies can test and develop various smart transport solutions is being developed in the Hervanta area in southern Tampere.
How to support the development of healthy, inclusive, and green neighbourhoods in the Nordic cities? Five of the Nordic cities from the Nordic Smart City Network launched an open call seeking for agile pilots for this challenge to be piloted in three Nordic urban labs. The pilots have now been selected and they will be run with local urban labs in Helsinki, Vantaa and Stavanger.
Due to climate change and the increase of impermeable surfaces more stormwater is produced. In order to tackle this problem, the city of Bærum has started an innovative partnership and procurement process where a private supplier will have the opportunity to develop an innovative decision-making tool/software for stormwater management.
The Helsinki Innovation Districts project is based on the development carried out in recent years in the new smart city districts of Kalasatama and Jätkäsaari. The idea is to expand and scale up the best practices, learnings and ways of developing smart everyday life to new districts.
In collaboration with several partners the City of Oulu will implement a 5G pilot at Hiukkavaara school in Oulu. The pilot is part of the “Sustainable Future” theme of phenomenon-based learning and aims to deepen learning by enriching it through means enabled by new technologies.
A company’s competitive strength is built on competence, continuous learning, curiosity and openness to experimentation and new technologies. Under the 6Aika projects, companies, educational institutions, and the city have come together in all kinds of new ways.
Last week Syddjurs Municipality started collecting motion data for the Nordic Healthy Cities projects, Health Data. Until the summer vacations the municipality will collect motion data via wrist sensors from alle fourth graders in the municipality.
Through Building Dignity, The City of Bergen tries to concretize how the design and development of municipal buildings and properties can contribute to achieving the goal of an inclusive urban community.
Due to the world situation the digital event Internet Week Denmark (IWDK) will live up to its name this year as it is to be held completely virtually when the event runs from the 4th to the 9th of May.
Together with Design and Architecture Norway and a number of Nordic collaboration partners, The Nordic Smart City Network invites you to take part in the third, and final, digital workshop in the Nordic Smart City Vision initiative