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The Smart Zero Carbon Cities Challenge 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 EST - May 23, 2016 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 EDT - Jun 16, 2016 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 EDT
How can smart technologies drive a rapid transition to zero-carbon cities?

Cities are key actors in efforts to respond to climate change. Over a decade of urban innovation and leadership has shown that meaningful action on climate change is possible.  But with the climate crisis nearing critical thresholds, the type of action that we need to see has reached a new level. In urban areas old and new, we now face the inspiring challenge of creating a rapid transition to zero-carbon cities.

Smart technologies present us with powerful tools to apply to that challenge. We’ve seen impressive results in increasing the efficiency of building, infrastructure, and transportation systems. But more is possible, much more.  This contest is open to all projects that propose innovative applications of smart technologies to the creation of zero-carbon cities. 



5  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)ModifiedContributors

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solutionenergyX Solutions

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

The Collective Power PlatformMichiel Roelofs and 1 other

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
The Collective Power Platform is a local peer to peer energy trading market for and by prosumers.

Interactive Business Energy and Emissions Dashboard for CitiesClimate Smart

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
create a dashboard that allows cities to understand their business emissions by sector, business size, emissions source, and track progress

Game-Changer Direct Measure of GHG Emissions Take Tamale Ghana to Zero CarbonGame-Changers-Ghana

Jun 15, 2016 Team only
Testing the Paris Agreement with ecological, economic & social mechanisms to "zero-out" emissions in future model city: Tamale Ghana

1000 cities: Avoiding carbon lock-in and enabling a low carbon future.SSG

Jun 8, 2016 Team only
A bold pathway to Paris: Decarbonise 1000 cities one city at a time.