Energy cities hubs

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

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07 Dec - 08 Dec

Grenoble, France

The 48 hours of inclusive transition

On the 7th and 8th of December, the City of Grenoble and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) organise the Fourth season of […]

08 Dec

What’sEUp: Updates on the European legislation on heating/cooling & building renovation

Join us for this information exchange session between cities. The objective of the session is to inform cities’ political and technical teams about the important […]

08 Dec

Académie du Climat, Place Baudoyer, Paris, France

Launch Event of the Global Synthesis Report on Climate Action by Sector 2022

Climate Chance is organising an event to launch the Global Synthesis Report on Climate Action 2022: presentation, roundtable and networking on Thursday 8 December at the […]

13 Dec

Workshop: Governance and food strategy

This online interactive workshop aims to help place-based organisations which already have or are setting up a local food partnership, or food policy council or […]

15 Dec - 16 Dec

Horizon Europe info days: The green and digital transitions to achieve climate neutrality in Europe by 2050

The info days will present the research and innovation topics proposed for 2023 under the Work Programme 2023-2024 of Horizon Europe Cluster 5. They will […]

15 Dec

Smart cities, you’ve got a friend in electric cars – How to unleash the potential of smart charging through public procurement

The electrification of road transport is happening – and it is already having a profound impact on the energy system and our cities. As more […]

15 Dec

How can low-tech and biomimicry concepts help decarbonise buildings?

At least two facts call for a paradigm change in the building sector: the tensions on the availability of classic building materials and skilled workforce, […]

25 Jan

Digital Citymakers’ Summit

What programmes and policies do cities need to implement to meet their growing responsibilities? How can local governments engage in dialogue with national levels of […]

16 Mar - 17 Mar

Turin, Italy

Cities Forum 2023 – Together for green and just cities

The CITIES FORUM is the place and moment to exchange on the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy, the Urban Agenda for the EU, the role […]

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From vacant places to meanwhile spaces – Transitional urbanism in the cities of today and tomorrow.  

07/12/2022

Whether it is a residential or commercial vacancy, a public or private ownership, the emptiness can turn into a spiraling urban decline and affect the quality of life of a whole neighborhood. Following a more sustainable city model, the reactivation of vacant spaces is a promising lever to limit urban sprawl and revitalise a neighbourhood often with a sense of community. 
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“Our main challenges are currently the massification of energy renovation and the guarantee of the quality of works.”

05/12/2022

Interview with Alice Morcrette, Director of “Haut-de-France Pass Rénovation” – the regional integrated home energy renovation service. At least one good thing has come out […]
Publications
Community Energy Municipal Guide

Community Energy Municipal Guide

How can cities increase locally-owned renewable energy production?

01/12/2022

There are many ways local authorities can support community energy and increase locally sourced renewables. This guide provides an overview of the different roles they […]
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Let’s plant seeds together

Let’s plant seeds together

November is a great time to plant bare-root fruit trees, which are dormant when planted but then have the full season to grow as soon as temperatures increase in spring.

30/11/2022

November is a great time to plant bare-root fruit trees, which are dormant when planted but then have the full season to grow as soon […]
Interviews
Sufficiency is a serious game

Sufficiency is a serious game

Interview with Hugo Weisbecker (Enercoop) and Julie Mayer (Les Economes)

29/11/2022

In our conversation we set about defining the word “sufficiency” and why it matters so much. Why it is so difficult most of us to change entrenched behaviors? Julie and Hugo do have a passionate and creative response to that. And: they convinced me that serious games are a fantastic way to change people’s mindset.