Executive Summary
Make your own book

THEME 6 Developing More Competitive Cities and Towns
Waterfront Communities Project
SmartLIFE - International
Liveable City
PURE North Sea

Supply chain platform for technological solutions and sustainable lifestyle choices. LifeSTYLE (Sustainable Technologies for Your Local Environment)
Project Aim

The LifeStyle project demonstrated to different sectors how increased sustainability could be incorporated into new residential development. The project incorporated several topics in order for this to be achieved including the following:

  • A strategy for the increased use and development of micro-renewable;
  • Conditions for the adoption of sustainable technologies in the construction sector.

Project implementation and results

LifeStyle has contributed to promoting new forms of energy production. The project addressed analysis and investigated the incorporation of alternative and sustainable energy production in regional and local spatial planning measures.

The Cambridgeshire is supporting the investigation and preparatory work to establish a UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Regional Centre of Expertise. In addition, vocational training courses in renewable installations are to be implemented commercially by the Cambridge Regional College.

Joint transnational strategy

Mode of cooperation
The project has incorporated relevant stakeholders and target groups in order to disseminate the activities and results of the project. Concrete spin-off effects of these activities had led to shared proposals for regional ERDF Competitiveness Programme funds in the UK and partnerships for other project funding applications between the UK and Germany as well the UK and Sweden.

Impact of the project

Policy shaping
Since the completion of the project, UK and Sweden bilateral activities had been supported at the highest political level. The Swedish Minister of Environment and the UK Minister Housing and Planning has discussed the continuing cooperation to deliver sustainable homes and clean technologies. It has been indicated that UK government departments will consider funding activities for these initiatives for an additional three years. The continued funding activities are already on-going in Sweden. Equally, experiences from the project will be used to influence legislation on local and regional government levels in Sweden.

Final Conference – exchange results, Cambridge (UK)


TuTech Innovation GmbH, DE
City of Malmö VA-verket Malmö, SE

Cambridgeshire County Council

Project Manager

Liz Stevenson
Cambridgeshire County Council ET 1035 Castle Court, City Hall
CB3 0AP Cambridge
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 71 7852

Measure: 3.3

Start Date: 30 November 2005
End Date: 31 December 2007

ERDF Grant:
Total Eligible Sum:
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