The article "Bridging the gap between Information and Communication Technologies and citizens towards low carbon cities" written by Dr Haris Doukas and Alice Corovessi, was published at the 20th issue of the Envirocities e-magazine "Low Carbon Cities". Envirocities e-magazine is an initiative of the Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT).
The article, which is available both in English and Arabic languages, deals with the process of building the future of Smart Energy Cities (SEC) towards a low carbon economy, having as a key enabler the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). ICT is mostly used by energy/facility managers, Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and specialists, who take decisions based on the information they get. However, the buildings’ occupants are excluded from this process. The key issue addressed in this article concerns the engagement of energy end-users in the context of a SEC and the role that advanced technologies could play in improving the quality of life for its citizens.
Download the English version of the article, here.
Download the Arabic version of the article, here.