On the path towards smart mobility
The journey of three forerunner cities Eindhoven, Manchester and Stavanger
Within the European Smart Cities and Communities Project - Triangulum (SCC1), focus areas have been selected for their transformation into living labs in the three cities, Eindhoven (NL), Manchester (UK) and Stavanger (NO). In Manchester it is a 2 km spine referred to as ""The Corridor"" that is home to two of the UK´s largest universities and one of the largest medical research campuses in Western Europe. In Eindhoven the former Philips industrial complex in the ""Strijp-S"" and the Eckart Vaartbroek neighbourhoods have been chosen for the implementation of the planned activities and in Stavanger the focus area is the Paradis/Hillevag district. These areas will be transformed into sustainable living environments during the course of the project, which started in February 2015 and will reach completion in January 2020. The aim is for them to become well-connected low carbon areas, which shall be reached by implementing clean technologies as well as innovative and alternative mobility concepts. Understanding the city context, their approach, as well as the challenges the cities have faced in the implementation, is the basis for initiating a replication process of similar projects not only in the Triangulum Follower Cities but in any other city willing to invest in the field of sustainable and future-oriented mobility. This paper describes the Triangulum Lighthouse Cities' journeys to becoming a reference for smart mobility.