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STEP-UP - Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning

Objective

STEP-UP - brings together excellence on energy planning from Glasgow; Ghent; Riga; and Gothenburg – 4 ambitious, northern European, historic, port cities together with their industrial and research partners.

The initiative is supported at the highest political level in all 4 cities – and city leaders will be active in the project throughout its life, ensuring it delivers its objectives, and has clear and significant impact in the partner cities and beyond.

STEP-UP takes an integrated approach to energy planning, integrated project design, and implementation by addressing 3 vital themes together: energy and technology; economics; organisation and stakeholders.

STEP-UP partner cities will significantly enhance their Covenant of Mayors Strategic Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) to tackle all three Europe 2020 energy targets: energy efficiency / energy reduction; growth of renewable energy; carbon emissions reduction.

STEP-UP will draw on the partner cities’ experience of integrated energy planning, and will build on this through learning and adapting experience from other cities and partners to create a coherent and easy-to-use model for energy planning. This model will be adopted in multiple cities to deliver faster and greater impacts for Europe’s 2020 energy targets – and wider policy objectives such as improving security of energy supplies, urban regeneration, economic growth, and tackling fuel poverty – making these cities better places to live, work, learn, and do business.

Key deliverables are:

An integrated model for delivering ambitious realistic integrated SEAPs;

Enhanced SEAPs in all partner cities;

Innovative energy projects in all partner cities that integrate different technologies and stakeholders;

A learning network of cities to replicate this action across Europe;

Work with the Central Party School to replicate this model in China;

Training programmes for professionals

A new Masters Course on Sustainable city planning and implementation.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)

Participants (11)

NORRA ALVSTRANDEN UTVECKLING AB
Sweden
Address
Gotaverksgatan
8003 Goteborg
Administrative Contact
Staffan Bolminger (Mr.)
FLUVIUS SYSTEM OPERATOR
Belgium
Address
Brusselsesteenweg 199
9090 Melle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Van Den Bosch (Mr.)
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
285 George Street Financial Services
G2 1DU Glasgow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Burns (Mr.)
STAD GENT
Belgium
Address
Botermarkt 1
9000 Gent
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Indra Van Sande (Ms.)
GOTEBORGS KOMMUN
Sweden
Address
Postgatan 4
411 13 Goteborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrina Folland (Ms.)
RIGAS DOME
Latvia
Address
Ratslaukums 1
1539 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maija Rubina (Mrs.)
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andris Kreslins (Prof.)
SP POWER SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Atlantic Quay 1
G2 8SP Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
George Kirk (Mr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jason Nielsen (Mr.)
SWEDBANK AS
Latvia
Address
Balasta Dambis
Riga
Administrative Contact
Ilze Kukute (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hilde Verachtert (Mrs.)