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POst-CArbon CIties of TOmorrow – foresight for sustainable pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context

Objective

The project POst-CArbon CIties of TOmorrow – foresight for sustainable pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context (POCACITO) will develop an evidence-based 2050 roadmap for EU post-carbon cities. POCACITO facilitates the transition of EU cities to a forecasted sustainable or “post-carbon” economic model. The project focuses on towns, cities, megacities, metropolitan areas and urban clusters larger than 1 million people as well as small and medium-sized cities. POCACITO’s approach uses participatory scenario development as a mutual learning and living lab environment strategy. The project recognises that post-carbon city transitions should improve urban resilience to fluctuating environmental and socio-economic pressure. Pressure in this context includes long-term changes in urban resident demographics, city and rural migration patterns, and potential city health concerns.

Further, POCACITO develops innovative long-term outlooks for European post-carbon cities to address climate adaptation and urban environmental metabolism concerns by using a participatory city case study approach. Case study cities include Barcelona, Copenhagen/Malmö, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litomerice, Milan/Turin, Offenburg and Zagreb. These cities will develop qualitative post-carbon visions with local stakeholders. Visions will be chosen based on selected best-practice measures and preliminary city assessments. Accompanying studies will yield a typology of post-carbon cities and a post-carbon city index. A “marketplace of ideas” will spread best practices from other EU cities and global cities in global emerging nations, allowing an international exchange of urban best practices. Related research will produce case study city roadmaps and an evidence-based 2050 roadmap for post-carbon EU cities within a global context. The project’s research supports the sustainable development objective of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Innovation Union flagship initiative.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 406 432
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 226 940
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Mrs.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 080
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Lombardi (Prof.)
INTELI - INTELIGENCIA EM INOVACAO,CENTRO DE INOVACAO ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 137 520
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich 2650
4470 605 Moreira Da Maia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Lopes Moura (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 284 640
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 283 452
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Tuerk (Mr.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 382 291
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR RAUMBEZOGENE SOZIALFORSCHUNG (IRS) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 164
Address
Flakenstrasse 29-31
15537 Erkner
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrin Rohne (Ms.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 111 840
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lizi Keinicke Christensen (Mrs.)
ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 208 415
Address
Chemin De Palente 2
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stephane Dupas (Mr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 94 980
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tüzin Baycan (Prof.)
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
United States
EU contribution
€ 70 380
Address
United Nations Plaza 1
10017 10017
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Pasicko (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 111 780
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Markéta Sychrovská (Ms.)