Cities4PEDs

Exploring city levers to enable Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) across diverging contexts

Lunch Talks Series

Every Wednesday, from 13.00 to 14.00 (CET), from the 16th of February to the 16th of March, we will discuss a series of key topics related to positive energy districts. Join us to contribute and get insights from the cities of Brussels, Stockholm, Vienna and many more! 

Dates:

  • 16 February: Energy communities as accelerators for PED development  
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  • 23 February: Instruments for collective renovation of the built environment 
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  • 2 March: Urban planning instruments (e. g., zoning) to support PED implementation
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  • 9 March: Activation of developers & institutional building owners for PED 
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  • 16 March: City-wide organisation for energy district implementation
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Location: Online

Deep-dive exchange in the three local contexts

Dates:

  • 27-29 January 2022 in Brussels
  • 7-10 June 2022 in Stockholm
  • 13-16 September 2022 in Vienna

In each of these exchange workshops, the project partners and the local actors will explore city levers and instruments (legal framework, planning tools, governance structures, etc.) which enable Positive Energy Districts. In addition, they will develop strategies and methods to embed PEDs’ development in neighbourhood dynamics, with the specific goals to make PEDs more inclusive, increase buy-in from diverse communities and involve small-scale private stakeholders. Findings from research activities are discussed with local actors and further refined.

These workshops are intended for members of the project only.

Investigating cities’ strategies for PEDs

Date & Time: 21 October 21, 10.00-12.00 CET

Location: Online

In Cities4PEDs, a two-year research project funded by JPI Urban Europe, the cities of Brussels, Vienna and Stockholm, with other local partners, are investigating how to implement the Positive Energy District (PED) concept in cooperation with local actors and which new tools should be developed for this purpose. District development and transformation cases have been examined, throughout a series of interviews. From these, instruments, local neighbourhood dynamics and governance models have been distilled and specific strategies have been developed further together.

In light of this first investigation, the project partners would like to open up the conversation around PED implementation strategies, by bringing to the fore an overview of lessons learned from the interviewed districts, and their recurring challenges and bottlenecks in relation with their different strategies. Then, we will explore with participants the development of new instruments and components (organisational structure, tools, energy systems and modus of collaboration) to achieve this pivotal ambition.

Missed this event? Watch the webinar’s recording here!

This event is part of the Sustainable Energy Days, organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

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Are you developing PEDs? Do you want to join a Community of Practitioners on the topic? Contact us!