Energising the Smart City & Region26- 28 October 2016
Welcome to the conference
The City of Freiburg (Germany), the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are pleased to invite you to the seventh edition of the Local Renewables Conference Series, taking place on 26-28 October 2016. As the host city since the beginning of the series, the City of Freiburg will once more host this renowned annual conference. The 2016 conference will count with the cooperation of the City of Basel, a pioneer in the energy field at national and international level.
Global energy needs are set to increase 40% by 2030. In response, the EU Energy Union has recognised the importance of putting cities and regions central in making energy more secure, affordable and sustainable. European cities are searching for innovative ways of meeting energy demands whilst responding to citizen needs. Smart technologies are increasingly considered as appropriate solutions to improving citizens’ quality of life and responding to the EU climate and energy ambitions.
What will be addressed at the conference?
Energy provision and usage are core elements in the pursuit of a smart city. But the question arises whether a smart city can also be a sustainable city.
- What role can, and should, smart technologies play in the search for improved energy efficiency and quality of life in a city?
- What are the opportunities and limitations of new technologies for urban energy transformation?
- What is the role of social innovation and citizen engagement?
Further details available here