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

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.
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Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Address

Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 406 432

Administrative Contact

Daniela Tings (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

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FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 226 940

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 88 080

INTELI - INTELIGENCIA EM INOVACAO,CENTRO DE INOVACAO ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 137 520

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 284 640

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 283 452

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 382 291

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR RAUMBEZOGENE SOZIALFORSCHUNG (IRS) EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 88 164

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 111 840

ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 208 415

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 94 980

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

United States

EU Contribution

€ 70 380

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 111 780

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613286

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 977 211

  • EU contribution

    € 2 494 914

Coordinated by:

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany