This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°774477.
What do we want our cities to be? What does Smart mean? Which services and innovations do citizens and stakeholders really need?
Key questions for the MAtchUP project that aims at transforming cities through innovative solutions and technologies at the service of local communities.
MAtchUP looks at these cities as complex environments animated by multiple communities with common problems, needs and expectations to be satisfied and improved through a net increase in resilience, liveability and expertise.
Currently, cities tackle problems of pollution, energy consumption and overcrowding, risking to become unsafe and unhealthy place to live. MAtchUP foresees dedicated actions to improve the share of renewable energy, increase the sustainable mobility and invest on technology. The aim is to repaint cities with brighter solutions at the disposal of their smart communities.
These solutions will boost local economies and their quality of life. Furthermore will serve as model for replication in other cities and will lead to a urban transformation driven by citizens and stakeholders.
Where can I find MAtchUP?
MAtchUP will deploy large scale demonstration projects in three Lighthouse cities, Valencia (Spain), Dresden (Germany) and Antalya (Turkey), and support the development of replication and upscaling plans in four Follower cities , Ostend (Belgium), Herzliya (Israel), Skopje (FYROM) and Kerava (Finland).
Are cities prepared for taking the lead?
MAtchUP’s objective is to create and adopt solutions that can turn urban problems into smart opportunities to improve the citizens’ quality of life and boost the local economies. The final aim is to create a prosperous and more liveable urban environment for communities.
MAtchUP approach is built on three main axes:
-Planning of sustainable urban transformation, which means to get rid of old and inefficient technologies to seize new efficient solutions in the energy, mobility and ICT fields
-Effective replication and upscaling of smart city solutions by ensuring the convergence of the demand and supply sides
-Implementation of these upscaling and replication plans to successfully reshape and repaint cities and their communities