Green capital Ljubljana’s path to digitalization

Wed, 2018-08-08 19:41 -- SCC Europe Staff

Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, is considered one of the most liveable cities on the globe, with a series of ground-breaking projects that have helped earn it the title of European Green Capital back in 2016. After taking on this role, Ljubljana continues to thrive as an example of sustainability, spearheading movements like the digitalization of bus stops in the city center.

Smart energy's not just for cities: it's for islands too

Fri, 2018-08-03 05:03 -- Doug Peeples

Islands and remote communities are similar in that both often need to rely on imported fossil fuels for energy, a typically high cost solution that reduces air quality. A smart energy pilot project off the UK coast seeks to change that — and build a transition roadmap that could be used by other locations in the same situation.

How traffic simulators can help cities take a bite out of commute times

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:29 -- Doug Peeples

Reno, Nevada's not known for particularly bad traffic, but its population is steadily growing and that means more cars. Read out story to learn how a local university is working to help the city keep up — and training skilled traffic engineers at the same time.

The future of urban mobility is happening now. What's your city doing about it?

Fri, 2018-07-13 04:02 -- Doug Peeples

Many cities are taking a long, hard look at how they can provide equitable and convenient mobility for their citizens. Some are exploring ways to integrate all transport options with their transit networks while others are trying to figure out how to deal with a dramatic surge in the numbers of dockless bikes and electric scooters appearing on city streets.

How Lille is going green with natural gas-powered buses

Wed, 2018-07-11 19:41 -- SCC Europe Staff

In addition to developing a wastewater treatment policy generating energy from wastewater, the city has also designed a mobility policy that focuses on the increased use of a clean transportation system. Lille plans to replace 20 to 40 percent of the energy for road transport with biogas-powered vehicles, saving nearly 120,000 tonnes of nitrogen oxide per year.

The traffic congestion curse (and some of the nicer ways cities are trying to fix it)

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:24 -- Doug Peeples

When the city of Cambridge in the UK announced peak hour parking charges in April to deal with air pollution and traffic congestion it didn't go over very well. Residents were furious. But the city recently announced it's investing in a kinder, gentler approach to luring people out of their cars.

Will Alba Iulia be Romania’s first smart city?

Thu, 2018-06-28 21:29 -- SCC Europe Staff

The small city of Alba Iulia in central Romania is undergoing big changes, attracting the most European funds in the country for projects that are helping to seriously boost tourism. First on the list: the restoration of the 18th century Alba Carolina citadel. Twenty projects alone were devoted to rejuvenating the tourist attraction, and now the city is using the rest of its regional development funding to improve infrastructure, building roads, bike paths and additional tourist attractions.