Between 17 and 20 October, the northern lights were burning, albeit sustainably, in Stockholm as the Building Sustainability conference rolled out a series of in-depth sessions and key note speeches.
Alongside five other from the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, REMOURBAN attended this top-level event as part of the project’s ongoing efforts to win over stakeholders and to learn from others’ experiences. Lena Ohlig from Steinbeis attended the conference and engaged with delegates at the SCC projects’ stand which featured a multi-touch screen showcasing the 7 lighthouse projects to bring each project’s objectives and innovative methodologies to life. The screen’s user-friendliness offered a novel visitor experience to the many people who came to learn more about our projects.
In addition to the REMOURBAN’s presence on the joint SCC stand, Roberto Vidal from our project partner Xeridia delivered a presentation entitled “The ICT platform to drive urban regeneration models of sustainability and smartness” which came under special session on “Digitalisation – how smart can a city become?”.
Organised by Sweden Green Building Council and the World Green Building Council, and hosted by the City of Stockholm, the event brought together innovators, policy-makers and architects with a view to address how the built environment can move towards sustainable living. The agenda included sustainability as a smart growth driver and the human dimension in urban planning, subjects underlying those which REMOURBAN seeks to build on.