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Loos-en-Gohelle - France

Loos in transition

Loos-en-Gohelle replacing coal-mining with renewable energy sources!

Loos-en-Gohelle was one of the main mining cities in France’s northern “Nord-Pas-de-Calais” coal mining basin. In this former agricultural village, 7 mine shafts and 8 […]

Citizen Engagement at the core of the energy transformation
Urban community of Grenoble Alpes Métropole - France

Citizen Engagement at the core of the energy transformation

The Grenoble-Alpes-Métropole Region consists of 49 municipalities, among them the capital Grenoble. The metropolitan area is home to ca. 500,000 inhabitants, out of which more […]

Rethinking urban lifestyles to transform San Sebastián into a carbon-neutral city in 2050
San Sebastian - Spain

Rethinking urban lifestyles to transform San Sebastián into a carbon-neutral city in 2050

The Basque city of San Sebastián (Spanish), home to about 186,000 inhabitants, is the administrative capital of the province of Guipúzcoa and a major culture […]

Master Plan for 100 % Climate Mitigation
Frankfurt-am-Main - Germany

Master Plan for 100 % Climate Mitigation

Frankfurt am Main, strengthening local economy through the energy transition!

“The greatest potential we have, not only in Frankfurt, but basically everywhere, is the ability to reduce our energy consumption”, Wiebke Fiebig, head of the […]

The banks of the Haute Deûle, an eco-district along the waterway
European Metropolis of Lille - France

The banks of the Haute Deûle, an eco-district along the waterway

The city of Lille turned the river Deûle into the essential element in the redevelopment of an old 25-hectare industrial site, recognising its social and […]

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Ivanić-Grad
Ivanic Grad - Croatia

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Ivanić-Grad

The objectives of the Living Streets in Ivanić-Grad are to prepare the ground for the creation of a pedestrian city centre, promote bicycles as a […]

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Brussels
Brussels - Belgium

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Brussels

In Brussels, Belgium, based on a call for applications 8 Living Streets were organised in different neighbourhoods between 2016 and 2018. They tackled various problems such as safety and street prostitution, the need for positive facilitation of public spaces and ownership by the inhabitants, green spaces, public works and need for silence, a ‘residential zone’ for meeting, sharing between inhabitants and a public space shared between pedestrians and cars.

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Zadar
Zadar - Croatia

From citizen engagement to citizen ownership – Living Street in Zadar

In Zadar, the Living Streets were organised in the Voštarnica neighbourhood, a derelict area nearby the historical city centre. The aim was to revive this […]

Mapping renewable energy potential
Dublin - Ireland

Mapping renewable energy potential

In order to promote renewable energy uptake in the public and private sector the first step is to determine what is currently installed. In 2012, […]

Geothermal energy for sustainable heating & cooling
Litomerice - Czech Republic

Geothermal energy for sustainable heating & cooling

The city of Litoměřice developed an Energy Concept in 2009 and adopted a Municipal Energy Plan in 2014. The main goal of the municipality is […]

Utrecht, an energy plan devised by citizens
Utrecht - The Netherlands

Utrecht, an energy plan devised by citizens

Situated in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht is a university city with a population of 330,000 and around 70,000 students. Since the population is […]

A “bio-economy” for all
Växjö - Sweden

A “bio-economy” for all

The municipality of Växjö, in Sweden, set itself a challenge very early on: to become a fossil fuel free city. This objective was the result […]

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