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The Smart Zero Carbon Cities Challenge

9days until Semi-Finalist selection ends
Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

05/23/16 EDT - 06/07/16 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

06/07/16 EDT - 06/15/16 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
Voting Period
CoLab judges select winners

07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
Winners present to potential implementers

08/01/16 EDT
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How can smart technologies drive a rapid transition to zero-carbon cities?

Cities are key actors in efforts to respond to climate change. Over a decade of urban innovation and leadership has shown that meaningful action on climate change is possible.  But with the climate crisis nearing critical thresholds, the type of action that we need to see has reached a new level. In urban areas old and new, we now face the inspiring challenge of creating a rapid transition to zero-carbon cities.

Smart technologies present us with powerful tools to apply to that challenge. We’ve seen impressive results in increasing the efficiency of building, infrastructure, and transportation systems. But more is possible, much more.  This contest is open to all projects that propose innovative applications of smart technologies to the creation of zero-carbon cities. 


Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Mitigation)
Cities and Metro regions, Towns/Neighborhoods
Any Actor
Any kind of action

17 Proposals

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Low Carbon City Initiative: From Citizens To the WorldLow Carbon City

5/26/16 team only
A Citizen-led initiative for the collective construction of Low Carbon Cities

Game-Changer Direct Measure of GHG Emissions Take Tamale Ghana to Zero CarbonGame-Changers-Ghana

5/23/16 team only
Testing the Paris Agreement with ecological, business & social mechanisms to "zero-out" emissions in model city of the future:Tamale Ghana

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solutionenergyX Solutions

5/23/16 team only
My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

Smart cities, smart transportsetoilefilante and 1 other

5/23/16 team only
If changing a city so it has zero carbon emissions is hard, getting rid of the bad habit of car overuse is a great start.

Behavior Change: Paradigm shift towards e-bikes in NairobiGreen Sun Cities

5/23/16 team only
Assessing social behavior of Nairobi residents on adopting to green transport while piloting our e-bikes as alternative means of transport.

CitizenScienceLab - System Dynamics Think Tank for a Smart Zero Net Carbon CityCitizenScienceLab

5/23/16 team only
Exponentially towards a future with net zero carbon output by engaging individuals & organizations, providing scalable learning & prosperity

Interactive Business Energy and Emissions Dashboard for CitiesClimate Smart

5/23/16 team only
create a dashboard that allows cities to understand their business emissions by sector, business size, emissions source, and track progress


5/23/16 team only
A huge part of this challenge is cultural. chapOrange boosts the PR firepower of YOUR innovative solution by providing FREE comms services.

The Collective Power Platformroelofsmichiel and 1 other

5/22/16 team only
The Collective Power Platform is a local peer to peer energy trading market for and by prosumers.

Carbon copssaadithya

5/22/16 team only
Drone based technology to identify illegal car parking that cause traffic congestion,pollution.It also help map out air quality dynamically.


5/20/16 team only
Eco-City is designed specifically to minimize its energy, water and food needs, reduce its emitting pollution.

{DRAFT1} Microbots insulate and seal existing building wall cavitiesjpdeyst

5/17/16 team only
Small robots probe wall cavities, cooperatively, to plug leaks, create vapor barriers, and insulate, saving significant heat/cooling energy.

Private Smart Zero Carbon City by Global InnovatorOpen Technology Park

5/10/16 team only
My Private Smart Zero Carbon City

1000 cities: Avoiding carbon lock-in and enabling a low carbon future.SSG

5/4/16 team only
A bold pathway to Paris: Decarbonise 1000 cities one city at a time.

Platform for Business with Ecosystem and Environmental Goods and Servicesederzanet

4/27/16 team only
Evaluation of natural capital and certification of environmental goods and services for national and international trade

Solar PhotovolticTechnologies build smart cityhira

4/20/16 team only
Photovoltaics (PV) a method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials.

Retrofitting Cities.rosjones

3/10/16 team only
VAWTs to replace chimney pots, balconies to support solar-wind combos, numerous solar clad pylons with VAWTs, and endless reflective paint.