European project CITyFiED

A replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to transform European cities and urban ecosystems into the Smart Cities of the Future

CITyFiED has developed a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy for sustainably renovating residential districts. The three demo sites in Laguna de Duero-Valladolid (Spain), Soma (Turkey) and Lund (Sweden) served as real-life test cases for deep building retrofitting, novel district heating and grid management solutions, all of which have been designed to be sustainable and cost- effective.

Retrofitting of 190,000 m2

The outcome is the energy efficient retrofitting of 190,000 m2 of living space across 2,067 dwellings. Over 4,500 citizens were involved by having a say on the renovation measures. Through this, CITyFiED was able to address the technological and social aspects of each district in a methodical and systematic way. On average, CITyFiED has achieved 35% in energy savings and 61% in the use of renewable energy.

Five years of smart solutions

The CITyFiED project has ended after five years of sustained efforts towards inclusive and smart solutions for its towns and cities. The main challenge of the project consisted in setting up a city cluster and a community of interest spanning 55 cities while designing novel solutions for today's green urban challenges. Different nationalities, companies, organisations and people have been involved in this endeavour, all pulling in the same direction to produce impactful outcomes for citizens across Europe and beyond.

The CITyFiED Legacy

Today, CITyFiED offers a wealth of information, insights and experience in various media formats to help others build on the project's legacy going forward: There is a best practice book, videos, in-depth reports, info packs, the project website and the CITyFiED Innovation Management Guide booklet, which was provided by Steinbeis 2i GmbH as “Exploitation, Market Deployment and Replication” work package leader.

CITyFiED was a five-year endeavour co-funded by the EU and coordinated by Fundación CARTIF, Valladolid, Spain. The consortium comprised 21 partners from five countries.

Project duration: 04/2014 – 03/2019
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Turkey

  • CITyFiED Innovation Management Guide
    A case study on the exploitation of smart city solutions in the European Smart Cities and Communities Project CITyFiED (Replicable and Innovative Future Efficient Districts and Cities) Autoren: Piotr Kalbarczyk, Dilay Kesten Erhart, Valerie Bahr, ISBN 978-3-95663-213-6 2019 | E-Book (PDF) | 62 S., engl. pdf (2 MB)
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Dr. Dilay Kesten Erhart
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