NEB ambition

The ultimate ambition of the New European Bauhaus is to achieve transformation. To do this, the NEB Compass has identified specific levels of ambition that outline the desired outcomes for each of the NEB values.

Action areas

These areas refer to the five key domains of intervention that CrAFt's New European Bauhaus Impact Model considers essential for guiding and evaluating complex urban initiatives.

Participation level

The participation level refers to the degree or extent to which individuals or groups are actively involved or engaged in a particular activity, project, or process. It assesses the depth of their involvement, contributions, and commitment, ranging from minimal or passive participation to active and dedicated participation.

NEB values

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) aims to promote the values of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in the design and transformation of urban spaces. It emphasises the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create harmonious and innovative living environments.

Implementation Stage

According to the Smart City Guidance Package, there are seven stages to plan and implement smart city projects. These stages propose a logical and coherent roadmap for city initiatives involving many stakeholders.

CrAFt at Smart City World Congress

CrAFt is participating, together with other 30 projects and initiatives, in this year’s edition of the Smart City World Congress under the umbrella of the European Commission. This is a leading international platform for debate on urban issues cities are facing.

From 15 to 17 November 2022, the Smart City Expo World Congress will gather leaders from the most innovative companies, governments and organisations to move cities towards a better future.

The event, held in Barcelona since 2011, is the international leading event for cities. Aimed at promoting social innovation and identifying collaboration opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

CrAFt has been invited—under the umbrella of the European Commission—to present in two sessions: “Data-driven co-creation” (15 Nov at 16.30) and “How do we reach climate neutrality in cities by 2030?” (17 Nov at 9.15).

CrAFt team members Dirk Ahlers (NTNU, Norway) and Tomáš Vácha (CVUT, Czech Republic) presented how CrAFt is connecting citizens and communities with city systems and data collection processes to improve the manners in which cities are learning. The approach is inspired by the New European Bauhaus to make the transition to climate neutrality beautiful, inclusive and sustainable

Together with the rest of the panel speakers and the audience, they discussed practices to obtain more-fit and better-quality data; how to improve understanding of how simulation and monitoring tools can be integrated in urban planning and design and create participatory governance structures that translate data into decision-making and action.

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About the event

Starting date

November 15, 2022

End date

November 17, 2023