CITY BLUEPRINTS - Improving Implementation Capacities of Cities and Regions (AG041)

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CITY BLUEPRINTS - Improving Implementation Capacities of Cities and Regions (AG041)

Work carried out by Siemens on the Green City Index has shown the challenges we face in cities and how important it is to involve the civil society and private parties to create success. The EU project TRUST (Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow) also demonstrated that cities and regions can improve their Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) quickly and significantly if they are willing to share their best practices among each other and how important it is to further involve the civil society and companies to tackle the problems.

City Blueprints. Over the last years, the City Blueprints team has developed a process, a method and an IT tool to provide a so-called "City Blueprint" as baseline assessment for the sustainability of UWCS of cities and regions. Detailed City Blueprint assessments have been provided for the cities Rotterdam, Dar es Salaam, Istanbul, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh City, and Melbourne. A first paper summarizing the results for 11 cities was published in 2013. A paper summarizing the assessments for 45 municipalities and regions can be found here.

Details about the methodology are provided in the publications and in the questionnaire (Click on documents). The goal  of this EIP Water Action Group is to develop and implement further initiatives: (a) by creating awareness among potential partners (cities and regions), (b) by networking, (c) by sharing best UWCS practices among cities, and by (d) further development of tools that can facilitate implementation, such as a simple UWCS cost-benefit tool to allow cities and regions to provide their own solutions to the urban water challenges ahead. The Action Group will organize interventions at the local level to overcome barriers in governance systems that hinder the development and uptake of innovations in municipal water management.

SMART Cities

In the development or reconstruction of cities optimal use should be made of exploring options for win-win’s or co-benefits for the different issues that need to be addressed in cities. For instance, road reconstruction can be combined with the renewal or installing of water distribution networks or sewer systems and the creation of blue and green space. This would save a lot of time, money and nuisance for citizens. Recently, Commissioner Crețu (Regional Policy) has decided to include water and waste in the EU Urban Agenda (next to energy, transport and ICT). On 1 February 2015 the City Blueprint activities expanded in the Horizon 2020 BlueSCities project to do just that. As a result the City Blueprint framework has been reviewed and modified to accomplish this. New assessments with the improved framework for 45 municipalities and regions can be found here. The action group is  in close contact with the European innovation partnership on smart cities and communities. 

 

View the presentation of the City Blueprints project at the Smart Cities conference in Brussels (Feb 2014).

The City Blueprints team:

The project team is led by NetwercH2O and KWR Watercycle Research Institute and involves a wide range of knowledge providers, administrative bodies, networks and regional authorities for the development of the project:

Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic, Adventech, University of Utrecht - Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Siemens, ERRIN, Red Aragon 7 PM, ZINNAE, AMGA, PARAGON EUROPE, USBMA, REGIONE PUGLIA, ACQUEDOTTO PUGLIESE, AUTORITA’ IDRICA PUGLIESE;De Montfort University, Witteveen en Bos, Deltares, ENEA, REDINN, LEITAT, DEMOWARE CONSORTIUM, World Bank, The State of Israel.

Municipalities and regions included in the City Blueprint activities as of March 2015

City Blueprints are available for the following 45 municipalities and regions in 27 different countries, mainly in Europe (see map). Their Blue City Indexes (the geometric mean of 25 indicators) that can vary from 0-10 are shown as well.

Interested municipalities and regions are requested to contact Prof. Dr. Kees van Leeuwen at KWR Watercycle Research Institute

 

City Blueprints on TV:

An overview of the City Blueprint activities  (November 2014) has been recorded during the conference 'Water in a sustainable City' in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Please select this link If you would like to see the presentation by Kees van Leeuwen.

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26th August 2015

Climate change and urbanization are among the most significant trends of the twenty-first century, affecting global natural resources such as water, economic development and human well-being. The growth of the world population will be absorbed by the cities. It is going faster than ever! The...

17th June 2015

Here is the article from Misagh Mottaghi (originally published on Swedish Water House website see SIWI, the Swedish Water House).

Swedish cities, including Malmö, will face...

3rd March 2015

In Novemeber Kees van Leeuwen reported on the latest state of the Action Group's work at the 'The Water in a Sustainable City' conference.

26th January 2015

City Blueprints encourages municipalities in Central and Eastern Europe to join the initiative

11th October 2013

By learning from each other! This is the answer of the EIP Water Action Group CITY BLUEPRINTS which aims to help improve implementation

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CITY BLUEPRINTS - Improving Implementation Capacities of Cities and Regions (AG041)

Work carried out by Siemens on the Green City Index has shown the challenges we face in cities and how important it is to involve the civil society and private parties to create success. The EU project TRUST (Transitions to the Urban Water Services of Tomorrow) also demonstrated that cities and regions can improve their Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) quickly and significantly if they are willing to share their best practices among each other and how important it is to further involve the civil society and companies to tackle the problems.

City Blueprints. Over the last years, the City Blueprints team has developed a process, a method and an IT tool to provide a so-called "City Blueprint" as baseline assessment for the sustainability of UWCS of cities and regions. Detailed City Blueprint assessments have been provided for the cities Rotterdam, Dar es Salaam, Istanbul, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh City, and Melbourne. A first paper summarizing the results for 11 cities was published in 2013. A paper summarizing the assessments for 45 municipalities and regions can be found here.

Details about the methodology are provided in the publications and in the questionnaire (Click on documents). The goal  of this EIP Water Action Group is to develop and implement further initiatives: (a) by creating awareness among potential partners (cities and regions), (b) by networking, (c) by sharing best UWCS practices among cities, and by (d) further development of tools that can facilitate implementation, such as a simple UWCS cost-benefit tool to allow cities and regions to provide their own solutions to the urban water challenges ahead. The Action Group will organize interventions at the local level to overcome barriers in governance systems that hinder the development and uptake of innovations in municipal water management.

SMART Cities

In the development or reconstruction of cities optimal use should be made of exploring options for win-win’s or co-benefits for the different issues that need to be addressed in cities. For instance, road reconstruction can be combined with the renewal or installing of water distribution networks or sewer systems and the creation of blue and green space. This would save a lot of time, money and nuisance for citizens. Recently, Commissioner Crețu (Regional Policy) has decided to include water and waste in the EU Urban Agenda (next to energy, transport and ICT). On 1 February 2015 the City Blueprint activities expanded in the Horizon 2020 BlueSCities project to do just that. As a result the City Blueprint framework has been reviewed and modified to accomplish this. New assessments with the improved framework for 45 municipalities and regions can be found here. The action group is  in close contact with the European innovation partnership on smart cities and communities. 

 

View the presentation of the City Blueprints project at the Smart Cities conference in Brussels (Feb 2014).

The City Blueprints team:

The project team is led by NetwercH2O and KWR Watercycle Research Institute and involves a wide range of knowledge providers, administrative bodies, networks and regional authorities for the development of the project:

Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic, Adventech, University of Utrecht - Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Siemens, ERRIN, Red Aragon 7 PM, ZINNAE, AMGA, PARAGON EUROPE, USBMA, REGIONE PUGLIA, ACQUEDOTTO PUGLIESE, AUTORITA’ IDRICA PUGLIESE;De Montfort University, Witteveen en Bos, Deltares, ENEA, REDINN, LEITAT, DEMOWARE CONSORTIUM, World Bank, The State of Israel.

Municipalities and regions included in the City Blueprint activities as of March 2015

City Blueprints are available for the following 45 municipalities and regions in 27 different countries, mainly in Europe (see map). Their Blue City Indexes (the geometric mean of 25 indicators) that can vary from 0-10 are shown as well.

Interested municipalities and regions are requested to contact Prof. Dr. Kees van Leeuwen at KWR Watercycle Research Institute

 

City Blueprints on TV:

An overview of the City Blueprint activities  (November 2014) has been recorded during the conference 'Water in a sustainable City' in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Please select this link If you would like to see the presentation by Kees van Leeuwen.

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Working as an official in the European Commission...

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WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES Potential...

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26th August 2015

Climate change and urbanization are among the most significant trends of the twenty-first century, affecting global natural resources such as water, economic development and human well-being. The growth of the world population will be absorbed by the cities. It is going faster than ever! The...

17th June 2015

Here is the article from Misagh Mottaghi (originally published on Swedish Water House website see SIWI, the Swedish Water House).

Swedish cities, including Malmö, will face...

3rd March 2015

In Novemeber Kees van Leeuwen reported on the latest state of the Action Group's work at the 'The Water in a Sustainable City' conference.

26th January 2015

City Blueprints encourages municipalities in Central and Eastern Europe to join the initiative

11th October 2013

By learning from each other! This is the answer of the EIP Water Action Group CITY BLUEPRINTS which aims to help improve implementation