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The Energy Cities Hubs are our community spaces to activate, empower and inspire local leaders towards a climate-neutral Europe

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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 […]

02 Jun

Berlin, Germany

Creative bureaucracy festival

After hitting new records in the digital festival edition in 2021, with more than 18,000 visitors from 94 countries, the Creative Bureaucracy Festival is starting […]

07 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Collectively shaping urban futures with experimental approache

Over the last ten years, co-creative experimental methods have become widely spread to address urban challenges in Europe. These endeavors reflect the need for open, […]

08 Jun - 09 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Let’s co-create! But how to start?

A training workshop on planning and maintaining experimental approaches for urban transitions There is a lot of fuzz around experimental methods such as urban living […]

10 Jun

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester […]

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Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

A study, a manifesto, and a campaign for more local staff to achieve the climate transition

18/05/2022

Local governments are at the forefront of managing crises. It has been true with the COVID crisis, it is still valid with the war in […]
News
“Cities needs two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

“Cities needs two things for their buildings: money and legislation!”

Main takeaways from the discussions around the decarbonisation of buildings at the 2022 Energy Cities Forum.

18/05/2022

Energy Cities’ Hub “Fossil-free districts and buildings” aims to make cities’ building stock and districts more carbon efficient and sufficient. Let’s take a look back […]
News
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 cities prepare for the setup of support mechanisms for the most vulnerable, 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 […]
News
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 […]