The annual report The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband catalyzing sustainable development published by the Broadband Commission assesses the current state of broadband worldwide and explores not only its role in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development, but also the necessary framework conditions to enable affordable, universal and available Internet access to be achieved.
Shedding light on energy in the EU – A guided tour of energy statistics is a digital publication released by Eurostat on 20th September 2016, with the aim at making the complex process of energy more understandable. This digital publication serves in particular those who would like to better understand the challenges faced by the Energy Union, one of the ten priorities of the European Commission.
FAB City is a project launched in 2011 by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalunia, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and the Fab Foundation. It is a global project aiming at the development of a new urban model for locally productive and globally connected self sufficient cities.
This report, published by Eurostat on September 2016, provides detailed information for a number of territorial typologies that can be used to paint a picture of urban developments and urban life in the EU Member States, as well as European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and candidate countries.
Each chapter presents statistical information in the form of maps, tables and figures, accompanied by a description of the policy context and a set of main findings.
In recent years, many initiatives and events have been carried out to develop pragmatic and participatory solutions to social and environmental problems that have been made more pressing by the crisis and have been addressed inadequately or not at all by either the market or the state. At the same time, the significant changes in the economic and social context as well as in the policy developments, particularly in the EU, have led BEPA to update the initial report published in 2010 in order to reflect
City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE) provides city policymakers with a resource to help them develop the policy initiatives that catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship in cities.