Transition of EU cities towards
a new concept of Smart Life and Economy

mySMARTLife is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF Technology Centre, 28 partners from 7 countries are collaborating to make sustainable cities with smart people and a smart economy a reality. Activities will take place in the three demonstration cities Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki. The four follower cities Bydgoszcz, Varna, Rijeka and Palencia will learn from these experiences.

What is mySMARTLife about?

The mySMARTLife project aims at making the three lighthouse cities of Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki more environmentally friendly by reducing the CO2 emissions of cities and increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

Other activities are focusing on "Inclusive cities", offering a high quality of life in the cities. "Smart people" play a vital role in their city’s development. "Smart economy" is an innovative and dynamic economic concept that aims at guaranteeing employment and an adequate income, attracting talents and providing goods and services according to the actual requirements.

The interventions planned and carried out in the three lighthouse cities also include innovative technological solutions in connection with refurbishments of buildings, usage of renewable energies, clean transport and supporting ICT solutions.

An integrated planning process, where citizens are actively involved in the decision making process, links the actions in different fields (e.g. mobility, sustainable energy). Following a structured city business model, this will lead to an integrated urban transformation strategy, which can be easily transferred to other cities.

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Where are the
activities carried out?

Key activities are planned and will be carried out in three Lighthouse Cities Nantes (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Helsinki (Finland). Four Follower Cities – Varna (Bulgaria), Bydgoszcz (Poland), Rijeka (Croatia) and Palencia (Spain) – will directly learn from these experiences and set up their own urban transformation plans. In addition, cities from Europe and beyond are invited to exchange experiences and learn directly from the mySMARTLife findings and results by joining the mySMARTLife Cities Network.

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