Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Transforming an Economic Commercial Area into a Sustainable Commercial Area

Developing sufficiency within companies

In December 2015, the City of Frankfurt launched the ‘Sustainable Commercial Area’ project, involving over 400 companies in an area of 15 hectares. This model project received […]

Making community energy a reality in your city

Making community energy a reality in your city

Our Cooperation labs bring cities and citizens together

The second edition of Energy Cities’ European Cooperation Lab took place at the end of April with 3 city teams coming from Czech Republic, Italy […]

European City Facility opens second call for proposals

Apply for the EUCF second call and get financial and technical support for your local sustainable energy investment plans!

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Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Liège is undergoing a process of democratisation, relocation and decarbonisation of its food system

Local production will meet 50% of the city’s needs while fulfilling ideal ecological and social conditions

Following an initial impetus from local stakeholders and citizens active in the Cities in Transition movement, the Liège City and province have been successful for […]

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

Meet municipal energy community trailblazers in the Balkans

How to renew cities with citizen-led renewable energy and building retrofits?

When it comes to energy communities and retrofits for renewables, there are common success factors across Europe, whether you look at experiences in EU member states or in the Western Balkans.

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

Recent survey collects insights from over 1,200 European experts

The Energy Efficiency Watch project presented the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy […]

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Agenda for a transformative decade

Energy Cities' 2030 agenda

After decades shaping energy and climate policies for a decentralised, democratic and decarbonised energy system, the next steps for cities is to transform their entire […]

EU funding opportunities

For cities engaged in local transitions

The EU has many funding sources and initiatives available to cities. They have their own focus, operational guidelines and requirements. This is a brief rundown of each of those programmes to help cities access the help they need in building a decarbonised, decentralised and democratised
future.

Local PACTs

How municipalities create their own COP21

Local green deals vs local COPs: this could be a teaser for this publication… However, it would be too narrow in comparison to the overview […]

ENERGY TRANSITION STUDY TOURS

Plan a thematic sightseeing with your colleagues through any of our member cities to get equipped with new strategic ideas for your own city. We prepare tailor-made programmes based on your expectations on whom to meet, what to see and learn. Energy Cities’ broad knowledge of European local actions and its network of players built over the last 30 years enables us to organise the perfect trip for your delegation of public servants or elected people.

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Etienne Vignali

“Smart, yes, but there is a huge challenge related to data quality.”

Interview with Etienne Vignali, SPL Lyon Confluence

What once was a logistics and industrial site with a rather bad reputation has become one of Europe’s biggest urban renewal projects. Create thriving places without overshooting the ecological ceiling: how far is Confluence today from meeting this objective?

Stephan Hartmann

“Urban renewal is a very cooperative process, which has to be done together with the people.”

Interview with Stephan Hartmann, City of Vienna

Stephan takes us behind the scenes of an ambitious demonstration project in Vienna’s low-income district of Simmering. How is smartness being used to give more weight to the voices and interests of a city’s residents?

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