CS3CS — Workshop on City Strategies for Smart Sustainable Climate Solutions

Colocated with ICE 2016 — IEEE International conference on Engineering, Technology, and Innovation

Date: Wednesday, June 15th 2016, 11:00 — 15:00

Location: Room Lade, Thon Hotel Prinsen, Trondheim, Norway


Anthropogenic climate change has a major impact on our lives and challenges us to develop fast, cheap, and sustainable solutions for mitigation actions. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss mitigation and measurement approaches that specifically address cities and city-scale strategies and solutions with a focus on fast and sustainable results. Of special interest are solutions that empirically demonstrate substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in buildings, transport, waste, or other urban infrastructure systems.

We in particular address the following topics:

  • Technology innovation, Disruptive services
  • Smart Cities, Smart Energy Grids
  • ICT- or Data-based climate action and mitigation strategies
  • Emissions monitoring
  • GPC emission inventories
  • Involvement of local decision makers
  • Bias for fast-to-implement solutions and strategies
  • Low-carbon Economy, Circular Economy
  • Combination of existing and available technology
  • Innovative scalable combinations of low-cost off-the-shelf components
  • Open source approaches for easier replicability
  • Citizen involvement, citizen science, crowdsourcing
  • Paving the way for GHG entrepreneurship
  • Paths for scaling out to different cities internationally or in the Nordics, and developing countries
  • Behaviour changes both on a local and global scale
  • Combination of technical and societal approaches


We invite all ICE attendees that are interested in climate strategies and are working on technical or societal solutions. Around the presentations, all attendees are invited to the workshop and can join the discussion sessions.

The programme will feature invited speakers from a range of disciplines that are connected to city-level climate solutions with a high impact. There will be a mix of both practical and theoretical work that shows a bias for action. We will provide ample time for lively discussion. We expect this to showcase interesting ongoing and future research and set the path towards strong mitigation impact.

Workshop date: June 15th 2016

11:00 — 12:30 Session 1: City, Finance, Energy
(10 min) Introduction
(20 min) Simon-James Loveland (Trondheim Kommune)
Trondheim: Emissions free and climate robust: How do we get there from here?
(20 min) Haakon Skar, Odd Jostein Svendsli (T:Lab)
How to accelerate green business development
(20 min) Gabriele Lobaccaro (NTNU)
Urban Environmental Analysis for New and Existing Neighborhoods: Case studies of Trondheim, Milan and Bilbao
(20 min) Discussion session
12:30 — 13:30
Lunch (by main conference)
13:30 — 15:00 Session 2: Smart Cities and Citizens
(20 min) Dirk Ahlers, Patrick Driscoll (NTNU)
Smart Cities and Climate Mitigation
(20 min) Mads Simonsen (Ducky AS)
Engaging Citizens in Climate Awareness
(20 min) Erica Löfström (NTNU)
Eco-Visualization for Climate Awareness
(20 min) Discussion session
(10 min) Closing and Follow-Up


Workshop Organizers

  • Dirk Ahlers, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU — Norwegian University of Science and Technology (dirk.ahlers(at)idi.ntnu.no)
  • Patrick Arthur Driscoll, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU — Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The workshop is supported by NTNU Smart Sustainable Cities, CTT — Carbon Track and Trace, and LoCaL — Low Carbon City Lab of Climate-KIC

Programme Committee

Our PC consists of members from academia and industry:

  • Dirk Ahlers, NTNU
  • Patrick Driscoll, NTNU
  • John Krogstie, NTNU
  • Erica Löfström, NTNU
  • Felix Vogel, LSCE
  • Denis Jorisch, south pole group
  • Victor Gancel, LoCaL
  • Chang Deng-Beck, ICLEI World


For questions or comments, please contact cs3cs2016@easychair.org to reach the organizers.