The fourth SEiSMiC policy watch document highlights current high-level trends related to urban development and social innovation, shedding light on citizen engagement at the global level in the form of global initiatives and events such as the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Climate Chance, COP22, Global Sharing Week and the New Cities Foundation. It also explores the EU Urban Agenda, the City Makers Summit, the Basque Declaration and the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. Selected European projects related to SEiSMiC are pinpointed, and the edition concludes with an overview of SEiSMiC National Network activities and local solutions in participating countries.
The SEiSMiC project supports and adds a social dimension to JPI Urban Europe. It is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, and is implemented with the participation of the REC’s Smart Cities and Mobility Topic Area.
Policy Watch No. 4
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