Learning Municipality Networks

Learning Municipality Networks

A holistic approach for low-carbon municipalities

To meet the EU’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union and the Members States will need to rely on cities and […]

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Sustainable mobility planning in Brasov

Design thinking and openness at the heart of the process

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the local Agency for Energy Management and Environmental Protection (ABMEE) is working with the platform and laboratory MOBILITAR to […]

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Achieving large-scale housing retrofits in UK cities – a model to emulate

Cities use an independent company to bring together local stakeholders and tackle city-specific hurdles in large-scale home renovations

Manchester City Council’s goal is to be a zero-carbon city by 2038. One step in achieving that is the renovation of their substantial social housing […]

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Valencia’s collaborative approach to the energy transition

Our Spanish member & 18 local entities jointly selected 6 pilot projects

In the framework of the project TOMORROW, the City of València continues its roadmapping process in collaboration with all the entities and stakeholders involved in […]

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

The EU’s Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy

Ambitious goals centered on cities

The EU has released its ‘Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy’ which sets out a number of goals for how people and goods will move around […]

The questions climate neutral cities must answer

The questions climate neutral cities must answer

Our latest article for the magazine “FORESIGHT Climate & Energy”

What does climate neutrality mean for cities? In our latest article for the magazine “FORESIGHT Climate & Energy” we talk about the confusion that lays […]

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

Seven European cities are showing gas the door

With the Decarb City Pipes 2050 project, Bilbao, Bratislava, Dublin, Munich, Rotterdam, Vienna and Winterthur are committed to phasing out fossil fuels from urban heating […]

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Powering heritage buildings and districts with solar panels

Berlin’s Reichstag and the Vatican show that heritage is not a barrier to well-designed solar panels

Solar is the new ‘king of electricity’ according to Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). But many cities in Europe with […]

Urban transition-makers in Brest

Urban transition-makers in Brest

Brest Métropole gets ready to work with citizens for the energy, climate and societal transition

The metropolitan government of Brest is getting ready to organise a first major event dedicated to the involvement of local players and citizens in the […]

Renovation Wave will have a big impact on cities

Renovation Wave will have a big impact on cities

Mandatory renovations for city-owned buildings and numerous lobbying wins makes for ambitious proposal

The Renovation Wave proposal from the European Commission landed on Oct. 14th and cities, for better or worse, will be most impacted. There are some […]

Valencia’s stakeholder alliance: Weaving the energy question into the social fabric

Valencia’s stakeholder alliance: Weaving the energy question into the social fabric

How Valencia shapes its new normality

The City of Valencia just recently joined Energy Cities’ Board of Directors. Alejandro Ramon Àlvarez, Councillor in charge of the climate emergency and the energy transition for the city, talked to our colleague Miriam Eisermann about Covid, citizen participation and the keenness to share with others.

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

Four solutions to make European cities bicycle-friendly

A guest article by Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists' Federation

In this guest article Alberto Vela of the European Cyclists’ Federation looks at how European policy makers have set their sights on the bicycle during the […]

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling.

Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

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