Bondefanget i smartbyen

Bondefanget i smartbyen

– Article in Norwegian

KRONIKK: Brita Fladvad Nielsen og Eivind Junker (tekst), postdoktorer ved NTNU Smarte Bærekraftige Byer

Private aktører står i kø for å tilby digital infrastruktur til folket. Det offentlige må ikke gi fra seg regien. Byers ønske om bærekraftige og smarte løsninger kan føre til et frislipp av eksterne aktører – uten debatt om hva som er best for byens borgere.

Read more/les mer her.


Aiding in research for a sustainable future

Aiding in research for a sustainable future

This week, Ruth Woods from FME ZEN and PI-SEC's Brita Fladvad Nielsen visited a middle school class at Sveberg school. The theme for the visit was sustainable development of urban settlements and the two researchers needed help from the 4th graders to give video interviews in Sveberg. The aim of the interviews is to try and discover what measures can be taken to increase sustainability, locally in Sveberg. The children were also asked to figure out what the inhabitants of Sveberg deemed environmentally unfriendly.

Read the full article (in Norwegian) on Malviknytt's website.

 


Visual learning spaces

Visual learning spaces

– 21st & 22nd March

We will have a workshop on visual learning services. We will try and answer questions such as 'what can drawing do?' We will look at design, aesthetics and more. Sign up for the workshop by sending an email to brita.nielsen.no. You can find more information from the poster below, or open the pdf here.


Successful EU-China collaboration projects

Successful EU-China collaboration projects

In an interview with Norway's resarch council, Professor Wyckmans explains what is needed to make a successful Horizon 2020 collaboration project between China and Europe on Smart Sustainable Cities. She also explains how to achieve success collaborating interdisciplinary, and with many different countries.

Read the whole article (in Norwegian) on Norway's research council's website.


Interested in working with us?

Interested in working with us?

NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities research group is expanding its team with three new positions. 

Due to an increase in our externally financed project portfolio we are hiring one three year postdoc deadline 22.01.2019, and two permanent positions as advisors to support the day-to-day operations of several Horizon 2020 projects at NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities deadline 27.01.2019. The positions will be part of a dynamic and growing research group on Smart Sustainable Cities at the largest university in Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (https://www.ntnu.edu/about).

For more information and details on the postdoc please follow the link below:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/162856/postdoctoral-fellow-position-within-cityxchange-smart-cities-ad-13-19

 For more information on the two positions as advisors please follow the link below:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/162596/raadgivere-smartbyprosjekt-cityxchange-ad-12-19

Are you interested, or do you know someone who would be? Apply today!


Serendicity launches

Serendicity launches

Learn more about the initiative here


+CityxChange launches

+CityxChange launches

On Wednesday 7th November, the kick-off and first consortium meeting was held for the +CityxChange initiative, with nearly 90 participants from 32 partners. One of the main targets for the kick-off was to determine how to create open, collaborative and engaging partnerships.

Lighthouse Cities shared their vision and the follower cities presented their plans on how to engage with the lighthouse cities.

Read the full summary of the meet here.


Rapport fra Norges Delegasjon til EU

SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development

Rapport fra Norges Delegasjon til EU

Europakommisjonens SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development, Sevilla 25.-28. September 2018

Europakommisjonen og Regional Studies Association arrangerer hvert annet år en stor konferanse om smart spesialisering og regional utvikling. Årets konferanse fant sted 25-28. september 2018 i Sevilla. EU innførte i 2014 et krav om at EUs regioner skal bruke smart spesialisering i fylkesplanleggingen dersom de skulle motta midler fra strukturfondene. Metoden har blitt tatt i bruk utenfor Europa, bl.a. i Canada, Australia og Singapore. Kommunal- og moderniseringsdepartementet har nylig lagt frem en veileder i smart spesialisering som metode for regional næringsutvikling. Forskning og innovasjonsstrategier for smart spesialisering skal fremme fornying og omstilling ved å styrke utviklingen på de næringsområdene der regionen effektivt kan koble ressurser og kompetansefortrinn med markedspotensialer. Det legges stor vekt på tilkoblingen til globale verdikjeder.

Les resten av rapporten her.


Trondheim is hiring! (In Norwegian)

Trondheim is hiring! (In Norwegian)

Fem nye prosjektlederstillinger lyses ut i august!

Denne høsten ansetter vi fem prosjektledere som skal ha det operative ansvaret for å utvikle universitetskommune-samarbeidet innenfor fem tematiske områder.

Fem temaområder - én felles målsetning

Gjennom Universitetskommunen 3.0 skal Trondheim kommune og NTNU gi byen og landet en langsiktig tilgang på kunnskap, kompetanse og teknologi av strategisk betydning for utvikling av gode og bærekraftige samfunn.

Overgangen fra universitetskommune 2.0 til 3.0 betyr at alle sektorer og fagfelt er med. For å dekke mangfoldet av problemstillinger og utviklingsbehov er prosjektet inndelt i fem temaområder, der hvert område har sin egen styringsgruppe (kalt innovasjonsutvalg), og for hvert av områdene tilsettes det en felles prosjektleder.

Les mer og send inn din søknad her!

31 Aug 2018

Trondheim will be a Lighthouse City

Trondheim will be a Lighthouse City

– +CityxChange - Co-creating the future we want to live in

 

On 6 July, the +CityxChange proposal was formally invited by the European Commission to become a new smart city lighthouse project, under the "Smart Cities and Communities" call of the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The proposal was given excellent comments and scores by the experts, and rated among the very best among the eleven competing proposals.

For the next five years, the cities of Trondheim, Limerick, Alba Iulia, Písek, Sestao, Smolyan and Võru will experiment on how to become smart positive energy cities, that use digital services to improve quality of life for and together with all of their citizens, generate more energy than they consume, and exchange experiences with cities across Europe to learn faster, together.

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For more information, please check our website: http://cityxchange.eu or contact project coordinator Annemie Wyckmans annemie.wyckmans@ntnu.no, Trondheim’s lighthouse city coordinator Silja Rønningsen Silja.ronningsen@trondheim.kommune.no and Limerick’s lighthouse city coordinator Rosie Webb rosie.webb@limerick.ie


EuroFM Research Award 2018

Research award

EuroFM Research Award 2018

– NTNU Professor Carmel Lindkvist is the winner of 2018

We congratulate Carmel Lindkvist as the Researcher of the Year Award 2018 in Facility Management! 
The Euro FM Award Ceremony took place the 7th June 2018 during the annual EuroFM Facility Managment Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.

 

Carmel Lindkvist is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Planning at NTNU, and part of the Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management. Her research builds on organisation management theories to understand the interplay of practices, clients, end users and particularly facility managers in the renovation of low energy emission neighbourhoods and districts. Projects include Near Zero Energy Neighbourhood and IEA/SHC Task 51 Solar Energy in Urban Planning. Well done! 

See the Twitter post here.

 

EERA and UERA Summer School 2018

SSC Summer School at Newcastle University 

A Joint EERA and UERA Smart Sustainable Cities Summer School will be organized 23-27. July 2018. Read more


Bucharest 24–25 April 2018

Seminar in Bucharest -Dilemmas and Potentials of Urban Transitions towards Sustainable Urban Futures

 JPI Urban Europe is organising a seminar in Bucharest 24-15 April 2018. Read more


ByLab Bodø

ByLab Bodø

Bodø Kommune ønsker å invitere alle til åpningen av byens eget bylaboratorium- ByLab Bodø.

Møt opp i Stormen bibliotek torsdag 5.april fra klokken 10.00! Overordnet tema 05. vil bli smart city. 06. april skal vi fokusere på digitalisering av byggesak. Les mere


Pi-SEC experience sharing dialogue

Seminar: PI-SEC Experience Sharing Dialogue 

How do we impact the good community vision through energy ambitious pilot projects? Norwegian and Swedish perspectives. Seminar took place in Trondheim 11-12.1.2018. Read more


visit Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Cooperation between NTNU and SJTU

On Dec. 6th Ms. Margrete Søvik the senior adviser at SIU visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Yu Wang and Pål Aune were with her, in the visit prof. Ruzhu Wang at SJTU has introduced the cooperation between NTNU and SJTU especially on Joint research center on renewable energy and double degree program. Margrete also interviewed two NTNU students who currently stay in SJTU for exchange. During the meeting, they also discussed the next SiNoPSE (Sino-Norwegian                                                                                                                                                                        partnership on sustainable energy)                                                                                                                                                                    symposium and summer school. 


NTNU Alumni China

 
 

NTNU Alumni China Event in Shangai 

China is one of NTNU's key target areas. The first public NTNU Alumni China event takes place in Shanghai December 6th. NTNU Alumni China is an open national wide network for all alumni living and working in China. Read more


Smart & Sustainable Urban Futures World Café

Smart & Sustainable Urban Futures World Café during  Barcelona Expo 15.11

EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities and the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation invite you to participate in a World Café to discuss for instance strategies and policies that are key to developing opportunities for smart sustanable city. Register and read more 


 


EERA -call for papers

Call for papers -European pathways to Smart Cities

EERA Join Programme of Smart Cities -Call for papers for the special issues series "European Pathways to Smart Cities". More details


Smart city expo Barcelona 2017

 

Come visit us at the Smart City Expo Barcelona 14-16 November 

   You can find us at the Nordic Pavilion at Hall B-2 where we are presenting                                                                     TRD3.0 as a collaboration of Trondheim Kommune and NTNU. Read more


Annex63

IEA EBC ANNEX 63 meeting in Trondheim 16-18.10.2017

IEA EBC ANNEX 63 Implementation of Energy Strategies in Communities -putting energy in urban planning processes. 7th project meeting was organised in Trondheim in October. More information 


China n norway nok 80 mil

Norway and China are giving NOK 80 million (ca EUR 8,6 MM) for collaborative  projects in 2018 

The Research Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have agreed project funding for collaborative projects with application deadlines in April 2018. The announcement aims to fund projects of NOK 80 million, of which 40 million come from the Research Council. Read more (in Norwegian)


NordicEdge

 

Meet us @ NordicEdge in Stavanger 26-28.9.2017 

 

Visit us at booth B5-1 as well as our Sustainable Urban China and Smart City Transformation Pathways sessions. Read more about NordicEdge


sinopse summer school 2017

SiNoPSE Summer School on Sustainable Energy in Cities 

 

All together 32 students from NTNU, SJTU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and THU (Tsinghua University) received lectures on smart cities, energy system, green building, and renewable energy during the two weeks summer school in August 2017. As a case study, 2022 Winter Olympic Village was used to develop a proposal based on the approach of Experts in Team Read more 

 

 

 


EERA Bologna

EERA Half-Annual JP Workshop in Bologna, Italy

We participated in EERA (European Energy Reserach Alliance) half-annual Joint Programme workshop in Bologna, Italy 26-28 June 2017. Read more


Economics of smart cities

The Economics of Low Carbon Cities in Trondheim

27 June 2017

This one-day workshop was jointly hosted by Trondheim Municipality and NTNU. Cities are at the forefront of climate change policy and planning worldwide, paving the way for the low carbon transition. One of the key challenges is to understand the broader social, economic and environmental dimensions of climate mitigation. During this work-shop, Prof. Andrew Gouldson of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (Leeds, UK) presented new economic assessment tools and financing models for cities embarking on low carbon transitions. A total of 40 participants joined the workshop which was  targeted towards policy makers, planners, green entrepreneurs, and investment firms.


NTNU and Nordic Edge start smart cities partnership

NTNU and Nordic Edge start smart cities partnership

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Nordic Edge start smart cities partnership will become co-host of Nordic Edge Expo, after a partnership agreement was signed between NTNU and Nordic Edge. In recent years, Nordic Edge Expo has established itself as the Nordic countries’ largest meeting ground for researchers working within the smart cities/societies field.

“NTNU brings to the table a solid international academic community on smart cities. This deal with Norway’s largest university is a great step for establishing a national team. Assembling stakeholders from both the private and public sector, as well as academia. Smart cities focuses on assembling all these stakeholders and having them work together. Right from the very beginning, vi have tried to build a place where all our stakeholders can meet.“, expresses Herbjørn Tjeltveit, who is CEO of Nordic Edge.

Annemie Wyckman, head of NTNU’s strategic commitment to Smart Sustainable Cities explained how the cooperation between Nordic Edge and NTNU will work, “We wish to help cities try out new processes, and aid them in scaling and transferring clever and sustainable solutions. Cooperating with Nordic Edge Expo gives us a much larger capacity and more clout in fulfilling our goals - and not just in Norway and the Nordic countries.”


Nordic Edge cooperation

NTNU and Nordic Edge -Cooperation in Smart Cities 

NTNU and the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger are starting a cooperation on Smart Cities. Annemie Wyckmans from NTNU and Nordic Edge CEO Herbjørn Tjeltveit established the partnership at the Innovasjon Norge pavilion at the Smart City Expo. Read the article from Universitetsavisa here (in Norwegian) 

 


NTNU at Smart City Expo Barcelona

NTNU at Smart City Expo Barcelona

The NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities group participated at the Smart City Expo Barcelona 2016 at the joint EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) pavilion.Topics were: High value integrated design and technologies for the smart city; Climate challenges of the cities are facing during the planning and implementation of different smart city strategies; transfer of good practices, experiences and solutions to promote sustainable urban development in cooperation with urban stakeholders and local authorities.

Discussions and presentations were given under the theme “Out of the lab, into the city”.In addition, the Half-annual Workshop Barcelona & Smart City Symposium (organized in cooperation with the Urban Europe Research Alliance UERA) was held.


Climate Sentinel for Cities and Regions

Climate Sentinel for Cities and Regions

At Climate-KICs Ideation day, Patrick from NTNU, together with Trondheim Municipality, DTU, Vejle Municipality, and the South Pole Group led the pitch "Climate Sentinel for Cities and Regions".


Sino-Norwegian Seminar on Zero Emission Buildings and Neighborhoods 2016

Sino-Norwegian Seminar on Zero Emission Buildings and Neighborhoods 2016

NTNU and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology kindly invite you to our annual Sino-Norwegian seminar on Zero Emission Buildings and Neighbourhoods, at Dokkhuset in Trondheim, Wednesday 17 August 2016.


Smart Cities Meeting at Innovation Norway in Delhi

Smart Cities Meeting at Innovation Norway in Delhi

In connection to the SmartCitiesExpo India 2016, CTT and Numascale participated in a roundtable meeting at the Innovation Norway offices in Delhi, India, on Solutions for Smarter Cities in the Indian context.

Report at NICCI, the Norway India Chamber of Commerce and Industry and at the Norwegian Embassy.


Pingyao Project Workshop

Pingyao Project Workshop

Research project of Energy Efficient Up-grading of Historical Villages will have a project meeting on 15th -17th June at NTNU Trondheim. This project is focusing on how to protect rural heritage in a situation of that during the rapid urbanization of China a majority of traditional, historical areas in the fast growing cities have disappeared. This project is supported by Research Council of Norway and the joint research partner is South East University (SEU) Nanjing, China. The program can be found here.


Climate-KIC Nordic Cities Workshop in Trondheim

Climate-KIC Nordic Cities Workshop in Trondheim

The workshop was titled 'Campuses as living labs for smart sustainable cities' and featured presentations from many different angles.
Available links:
Event Details
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NCCC Annual General Meeting

NCCC Annual General Meeting

Norwegian Chinese Chamber of Commerce had its annual general meeting with a topic of The Business of Change in NHO – Næringslivets Hus, Oslo on 30th May 2016. Yu participated this meeting and listened the keynote speech addressed by Mr. Wang Min, the ambassador of P.R. China in Oslo. In which Mr. Ambassador pointed out that urbanization in China is a new engine to economy growth.


New: Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (FME-ZEN)

New: Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (FME-ZEN)

We congratulate NTNU, SINTEF and all user partners on the new ZEN Centre! For more information, click here.


Smart Cities 2.0 Presentation

Smart Cities 2.0 Presentation

CTT has presented at ICLEI Smart CITIES 2.0 @ Metropolitan Solutions 2016. Jette Vindum from Vejle Municipality has presented the city needs and requirements for emissions monitoring, after a brief introduction to the CTT project. The presentation is online.


The Incoming Science Counsellor at Norwegian Embassy in Beijing visits NTNU

The Incoming Science Counsellor at Norwegian Embassy in Beijing visits NTNU

Anne Kari Johansen, the incoming Counsellor of Science, Higher Education and Research at Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, visited NTNU on May 26 2016. In addition to meeting Rector’s staff, she met with research groups including ours. Tone and Yu presented an overview of our collaboration projects and strategies with China on smart sustainable cities, energy and health.


NTNU Smart Cities presents World Green Design Forum Yangzhou Summit & World Green Design Expo

NTNU Smart Cities presents World Green Design Forum Yangzhou Summit & World Green Design Expo

On 20 May, Annemie and Yu attended this summit together with Innovation Norway and presented NTNU Smart Cities and the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings. We contributed to the poster exhibition with content on the same topics, plus information on our Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy, and our 2-year master programmes in Sustainable Architecture and Urban Ecological Planning. The next summit will be held in 14-15 October in Brussels.


NTNU Smart Cities visits Zhenjiang City

NTNU Smart Cities visits Zhenjiang City

Annemie and Yu visited Zhenjiang city in Jiangsu Province on 19th May 2016, along with a delegation of Innovation Norway, the Green Growth Alliance of National New Areas and the World Green Design Organization. We had a meeting with Zhenjiang Municipality to exchange ideas and discuss cooperation on building a smart and low carbon city.


NTNU Smart Cities to NCCC Annual General Meeting

NTNU Smart Cities to NCCC Annual General Meeting

Norwegian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual general meeting entitled as “The Business of Change” from 16.30-19.00 (GMT+6) on 30 May 2016 in NHO Næringslivets Hus Oslo. NTNU Smart Cities will attend the meeting. The program can be downloaded here.


Campuses as living labs for smart sustainable cities

Campuses as living labs for smart sustainable cities

The fourth Climate-KIC Nordic Cities Workshop will engage our community in forward-looking and proactive solution-oriented discussions about campuses as living labs for sustainable urban development.


NTNU Smart Cities visits Pudong

NTNU Smart Cities visits Pudong

Annemie and Yu visited Zhang Jiang High Tech Park, Pudong New Area, in Shanghai, China on 18 May, together with a delegation of Innovation Norway, the Green Growth Alliance of National New Areas and the World Green Design Organization, to discuss cooperation on the development of Pudong Area and participation in the annual Innovation Camp.


SiNoPSE kick-off meeting at Tsinghua University

SiNoPSE kick-off meeting at Tsinghua University

Representatives from NTNU Energy met with partners of Tsinghua and Shanghai Jiao Tong University for the kick-off meeting of their partnership in sustainable energy, including an annual conference and summer school.


NTNU Smart Cities presents at Nordic-China Green Innovation & Smart City Forum

NTNU Smart Cities presents at Nordic-China Green Innovation & Smart City Forum

A delegation of NTNU energy experts participated in this forum on May 12th 2016 in Beijing, organized by Innovation Norway. Annemie had a keynote speech on smart sustainable cities: from data to design.


NTNU Smart Cities visits Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

NTNU Smart Cities visits Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

Annemie and Yu attended the reception in honor of Norwegian National Constitution Day on May 11th 2016, along with more than 800 guests. After the reception, we briefed Thomas Hansteen, Counsellor for Science, Higher Education and Research on recent activities at NTNU.


NTNU Smart Cities Visits Tsinghua University

NTNU Smart Cities Visits Tsinghua University

Annemie and Yu visited the Architectural Design & Research Institute at Tsinghua University, Beijing on May 11th 2016, to prepare for the 2016 Sino-Norwegian Architecture Forum (SNAF), which will be held end of September 2016 in Beijing. We also discussed SNAF with ZOU Wenyan and Carolina Harrysson of the Norwegian Embassy.


State of the World 2016

State of the World 2016

Patrick Driscoll will talk about Smart Cities Lab at the State of the World (SOW) event in Copenhagen, Thursday May 19. See the full program. SOW 2016 explores the challenges and innovative approaches across multiple dimensions of sustainability at the city level, including economic, environmental and social—and how they contribute to shared prosperity.


Thinking innovative: Smart mid-sized cities – a Swiss-Norwegian case

Thinking innovative: Smart mid-sized cities – a Swiss-Norwegian case

Patrick Driscoll is attending the first Swiss - Norwegian Energy event arranged by SwissCore and the Reasearch Council of Norway. The aim of the event in Brussels is to showcase energy efficient examples for smart cities for the European Commission and member states to develop their energy policy and strategies.


Workshop on City Climate Solutions

Workshop on City Climate Solutions

We are organizing the Workshop on City Strategies for Smart Sustainable Climate Solutions — CS3CS colocated with ICE. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss mitigation and measurement approaches that specifically address cities and city-scale strategies and solutions with a focus on fast and sustainable results.


Climate-KIC Workshop in Malmö

Climate-KIC Workshop in Malmö

April 28-29 there will be a Nordic Cities Workshop on Regional Cohesion in Climate Action and Innovation in Malmö, Sweden. The workshop will draw on experiences from the Greater Copenhagen and Scania (Skåne) Regions, with inspirational contributions from other parts of Europe. More info at Climate-KIC's pages.


Our First Climathon!

Our First Climathon!

We help organize a climate hackathon—a "climathon"—in the beginning of January. Help making Trondheim climate smart by registering for free following the registration link.


Solar Energy in Urban Planning

Solar Energy in Urban Planning

An open symposium on solar energy in urban planning. For details and list of speakers, see the program.


Contact

Contact information 


Address
Smart Sustainable Cities
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Department of Architecture and Planning
NTNU, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Visiting address
Alfred Getz vei 3, Sentralbygg 1, Room 568

Email
smartcities@ad.ntnu.no

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