Conference on 'smart cities

October 19, 2011

DTU invites you, in cooperation with Danish Energy Industries Federation and City of Copenhagen, to a conference on "Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world." The Conference will be held in the City Hall of Copenhagen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at 10-17:30.

The conference is based on the fact that the rapid urbanization leads to a growing number of large cities and megacities. UN population projections show that the world population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050 and nearly 6.3 billion people will live in cities. This growing urban population will be spread across a large number of small and medium-sized cities, but the projections also show that the number of mega cities and other large urban areas will increase significantly. These large cities contribute to climate change, and are in turn affected by its consequences.

Therefore we need a new approach to what cities can do to be good habitats, economically successful and environmentally responsible. The solution is the Smart Cities, that is energy-efficient, consumer-focused and technology-driven cities. This cannot be achieved simply by improving existing technologies. Instead we need a new smart approach based on smart solutions.

With this background the report addresses energy related issues for smart cities, including energy infrastructure, on-site energy production, transport, economy, sustainability, housing, living and governance, including incentives and barriers influencing smart energy for smart cities.

The conference outlines the trends within research and politics as well as the experience already achieved by Danish, European and international authorities and companies with regard to smart, sustainable solutions for cities.

At the conference Risø Energy Report 10: "Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world" will be released. This report presents the latest research on creating a sustainable energy supply for future cities, and provides several examples of the "Smart Cities" initiatives already taken in Denmark, Europe and parts of the world.
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See the programme at http://www.risoe.dtu.dk/News_archives/News/2011/~/media/Risoe_dk/News/2011/Documents/Smart-cities-conference-invitation-web.ashx

To register go to http://inquisite.di.dk/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=8GZAE5

Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Technical University of Denmark

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