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18 May - 20 May

Le Plessis-Robinson, France

Architecture and the Edges of Public Space: Tools and Strategies for a New Urban Agenda

International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference 2022 The IMCL is a unique peer-to-peer gathering of civic leaders, professionals and scholars dedicated to transitioning to a […]

19 May

Energy Transition Roadmapping Masterclass #2

Join us for the TOMORROW Energy Transition Roadmapping Masterclass, an intensive peer-learning programme for elected officials, civil servants and civil society actors working on energy transition governance processes in (their) cities.

30 May - 31 May

Grenoble, France

The 48 hours of sustainable resource management: producing and consuming differently

On 30st and 31st May, the City of Grenoble is organising the second season of Cities in Transition: “Sustainable Management of Resources “. This event […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future Helsingborg 2022

Smaller cities have unique challenges but at the same time, often provide unique opportunities. Urban Future Helsingborg 2022 (UF22) is all about those smaller cities […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future 22: Europe’s leading event to make cities sustainable

On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, […]

01 Jun - 02 Jun

Moving from solutions to system change

The Scalable Cities community event “Moving from solutions to system change” wil be hosted by the IRIS Smart Cities project on the 1st and 2nd […]

14 Jun - 16 Jun

Pantin, France

URBACT City Festival

The event will be organised under the French presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place in Pantin / Greater Paris. The […]

26 Jun - 30 Jun

Katowice, Poland

Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and […]

01 Jul - 02 Jul

COP of cities

Upon invitation – All members from the Energy Cities network has been invited by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, President […]

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Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Launch of a new support mechanism by the Covenant of Mayors

17/05/2022

To help further cities prepare for the setup of support mechanisms, the European Covenant of Mayors just launched its pillar on Energy Poverty. Besides “mitigation” and “adaptation”, this third pillar should help signatories define targets and measures related to the social negative impacts of rising energy prices, poor housing or even decarbonization as a radical transformation of production and consumption patterns.
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Putting citizens and communities at the heart of the REPowerEU

Putting citizens and communities at the heart of the REPowerEU

Letter from the Community Power Coalition to Commission's VP Timmermans and Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson

12/05/2022

The RePowerEU Plan should recognize community energy as a key lever. Fostering renewable community energy is a realistic way of moving away from fossil fuels […]
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Community energy for future-proof cities

Community energy for future-proof cities

Locally owned renewables were at the centre of many debates during our annual forum. Discover the main takeaways!

11/05/2022

Collective ambition and local partnerships were at the heart of Energy Cities Forum at the end of April. As expected, community energy made a big […]
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A new European initiative in support to energy communities

A new European initiative in support to energy communities

The European Commission's Energy Communities Repository was launched on 20 April in Brussels with an enthusiastic networking event.

10/05/2022

With access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy being a burning issue in Europe, climate communities are a beam of hope in a really urgent […]
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Transforming local economies to ensure sufficiency and social justice

Transforming local economies to ensure sufficiency and social justice

Rethinking social and economic models based on local resources, ensuring societal solidarity and equity.

05/05/2022

Empowering local players, making wise use of our resources and living within our planet’s boundaries requires sound, democratic decision-making processes.   We, at Energy Cities, are […]