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Pan European Networks: Government

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ENVIRONMENT (continued)

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SPECIAL FEATURE: SUSTAINABLE CITIES

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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

The European Commission is engaged in promoting a sustainable and competitive construction sector, as DG GROW’s Eliana Garcés Tolón details

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Bronswerk Heat Transfer lays out the main problems with coolers and how these issues might be solved

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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The construction products sector is pivotal to the built environment – here Christophe Sykes provides a point of view on key trends

NET ZERO

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The key of adding a thermal dynamic model into a building’s design is highlighted as the UK’s first net zero energy retail building opens

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Emission Zero Design Ltd discusses engineering architecture for a sustainable future and designing with a complete understanding of energy use

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CONCRETE LEADERSHIP

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At The Concrete Initiative event in November in Brussels, PEN spoke to Koen Coppenholle, chief executive of the European Cement

Association, who reflected on The Concrete Initiative as well as current discussions within the sector. He outlines the impact of

COP21 and the circular economy, in addition to the importance of highlighting the benefits of concrete

CAN LIGHTING SAVE THE WORLD?

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Bob Parks of the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance discusses the prospects of smart outdoor lighting innovations. Writing for PEN,

he debates whether city managers will have the drive to realise the full benefits on offer, and highlights the current actions being

taken in Europe and North America

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OrangeTek Ltd summarises how the world is becoming a whiter place with the latest technical revolution in road lighting

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SMART CITY FUTURE

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The Covenant of Mayors is embracing smart city concepts to empower a sustainable urban future

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SmartCity Bærum outlines why an established partnership between municipalities is the key to a greener future

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Heijmans Technologies talks about the ongoing work to make smart and sustainable transport a worldwide reality

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LAUNCHING LJUBLJANA

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As the 2016 European Green Capital, Ljubljana in Slovenia details the activities it has launched to become the continent’s top ecofriendly city

TRANSPORT

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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SMART TICKETING FOR SMARTER TRAVEL

As the potential of smart ticketing becomes clear, John Verity, chair of the Smart Ticket Alliance, provides an outlook on emerging

trends. He covers the areas of smarter travel, the challenges of seamless mobility, and the evolution of integrated and interoperable

transport at regional, national and European levels. The role of EU-funded research is also discussed

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With smartphones gaining more and more applications, iQ Payments looks to add the purchase of travel tickets to the list

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HOW MOBILE IS THE SMART CITY?

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Polis secretary general Karen Vancluysen assesses the EU’s smart cities strategy and suggests how urban transport should be placed

at the centre of such approaches. Citing the UK Government definition of a smart city, she highlights the automation of public transport

and the role being played by the European Commission, including via its R&I programmes

SMOOTHING URBAN MOBILITY

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BestMile’s Raphaël Gindrat explains how the use of the Cloud is crucial in ensuring that public transport meets the future needs of

Europe’s urban landscapes. He emphasises co-ordinating mechanisms, the role of cloud-centred technologies, and harnessing

the benefits of smart mobility, which can help tackle the problems caused by urban population growth

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BestMile explains why the future of mobility isn’t about cars, but about software

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ROAD

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FUEL FOR THE FUTURE

In an interview with PEN the director general of FuelsEurope, John Cooper, sets out his views on the European Commission’s

approach to the decarbonisation of road transport, particularly in light of the recent VW scandal. He also describes the

continued use of biofuels, encouraging innovation, and the impact of the Paris Climate Agreement

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Taurus Energy has developed a new technology for producing fuel that is both cost efficient and has a low environmental impact

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BUILT TO LAST

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Through national and supranational initiatives, the EU and its member states are realising the future of environmentally friendly transport

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In this second instalment of articles, Audi AG continues writing on the low carbon technology booster

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SolidEnergy discusses lithium metal batteries and how innovation in technology and business can revolutionise the industry

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