Smart Talk: Re-thinking cities with Gordon Feller

Rapid urbanisation and aging of our building stock put serious strains on the quality of life in cities, as well as the management of big infrastructure systems. The smart city paradigm promises to combat these challenges, but its often ignoring a fundamental fact: our cities are old. Smart Retro approach is a novel way of developing cities, as it seeks ways for integrating smart solutions into existing building stock. This text is the first part of Smart Talk series, where world leading experts comment the most burning issues concerning the future of our urban life. […]

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Testing, testing

The battle against the challenges of urbanization and renovation took a step towards reality few weeks ago. 13 startups gathered in Bagarmossen’s district in Stockholm to plan their methods for testing at the Peloton Smart Retro Acceleration Programme’s second Innovation Camp. The programme’s testbed-phase starts in late March and involves the urbanites of both cities of Lahti and of Stockholm. Kvalitid, a service that provides apartment buildings with domestic help from unemployed youth, won the camp’s pitch contest about testing methods with their enthusiastic presentation. These young blokes from Gothenburg had […]

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Check out Smart Retro Acceleration Program’s teams

Nearly 20 super interesting teams were chosen to Peloton Smart Retro Acceleration Program from over 60 applications. The teams of the Program provide a great variety services that are needed to make cities smarter and more attractive from smart energy & mobility solutions to place-making concepts and new ways of retail. Read about the teams & their solutions. Peloton Smart Retro Acceleration Program is for startups and entrepreneurs with a smart product or a service for urban dwellers. It offers a highway access to mentors, user communities and spaces in urban test bed areas. The program is […]

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