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Integrative energy planning of urban areas: collective learning for improved governance

Objective

URBAN LEARNING gathers capitals and other large cities across Europe facing the common challenge of considerable population growth while being committed to significantly reduce fossil energy consumption and CO2 emissions. E.g. Stockholm grew by more than 12.000 people / a (1.5%); in the next 10 years Vienna has to build for 200.000 new people. Efficient and effective planning processes will be crucial for climbing this mountain.
Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam/Zaanstad, Warsaw and Zagreb aim to enhance the capacity of their local authorities on integrative urban energy planning, as response to new challenges from EU EPBD and RES directives as well as to changes of technologies and market conditions and the pressure to provide sufficient, affordable homes. The focus is put on the governance processes related to the (re-)development of concrete sites. While some cities already started ambitious urban development projects, the institutionalisation of these experiences is missing - despite awareness and willingness, due to lack of knowledge, lack of time and the need for collaboration across departments, which is not a common practice in many administrations in Europe. External stimulus is needed to overcome these barriers, and to address these issues collectively with external key stakeholders, such as DNOs and energy suppliers, and across cities.
Focus will be on multi-disciplinary learning – concentrating on innovative technological solutions, instruments and tools as well as on innovative governance elements - and to capitalise this learning to institutionalise integrative urban energy planning.
Improving the governance processes is expected to have significant energy impacts on homes and workplaces to be built and refurbished for over 3 million more people in the participating cities in the next 20 years: more than 1.700 GWh/a of energy savings and over 2.000 GWh/a renewable energy produced. Special emphasis is put on knowledge transfer to 150 more cities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UIV URBAN INNOVATION VIENNA GMBH
Address
Operngasse 17-21
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 282 600

Participants (10)

STADT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 170 975
Address
Rathaus
1010 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BERLINER ENERGIEAGENTUR GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 625
Address
Franzosische Strasse 23
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VILLE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 172 850
Address
Place De L Hotel De Ville 4
75004 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCE PARISIENNE DU CLIMAT ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 175 875
Address
Rue Francois Truffaut 3 Pavillon Du Lac Parc De Bercy
75012 Paris
Activity type
Other
STOCKHOLMS STAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Stadshuset/redovisningsenheten
105 35 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GRAD ZAGREB
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 120 712,50
Address
Trg Stjepana Radica 1
10 000 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENERGETSKI INSTITUT HRVOJE POZAR
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 87 925
Address
Savska Cesta 163
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
MIASTO STOLECZNE WARSZAWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 136 875
Address
Plac Bankowy 3/5
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 124 566,25
Address
Amstel 1
1011 PN Amsterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEMEENTE ZAANSTAD
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 185 558,75
Address
Stadhuisplein 100
1506 MZ Zaandam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)