From 17 to 19 February, Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF will be hosting the REMOURBAN project kick off meeting, a project selected under the EU’s Lighthouse project scheme whose guiding principles are impact and replicability. REMOURBAN is a 22-strong European partnership whose ultimate goal is drive forward urban regeneration in towns and cities to ensure social progress and environmental sustainability.
To achieve this, the project will have five years to draw on pioneering solutions from energy, ICT, and mobility sectors using three lighthouse cities as demonstrators, and two follower cities as replicators. Valladolid will be a lighthouse city along with Tepebasi/ Eskisehir (Turkey) and Nottingham (UK). The follower cities are Seraing (Belgium), and Miskolc (Hungary).
At the heart of the urban renovation strategy will be citizens, because they become the cornerstones to making a smart city a reality. They will not only stand to benefit the most from the strategy, but they will be the common thread throughout each participating city.
With a budget of €23.8 million, REMOURBAN’s emphasis will be on reaching a compelling holistic approach where energy production, distribution and use; mobility and transport; and ICT come to form a continuum.