New European Commission project on Smart Cities

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Today, it was announced that the University of Manchester is part of a winning bid for a Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission to develop smart city demonstration projects. The €24m project will be conducted over five years (2015-2020) and includes the development of low-carbon lighthouse districts in Manchester, Eindhoven, and Stavanger. The overall project will be led by Fraunhofer IAO and at the University of Manchester, James Evans, Krassimira Paskaleva, and I will be leading the work package on monitoring and evaluation. The press release on the project is here.