Innovative financing for cities

Five free handbooks to improve your city's energy performance

Energy Cities welcomes 4 new member cities

The cities of Krizevci, Vienna, Valencia and Vilvoorde join the Energy Cities’ network!

ELECTROBUS
Local energy agency of Barcelona - Spain

ELECTROBUS

Upgrading the urban transport system

Beat the street
Milton Keynes - United Kingdom

Beat the street

Walking and cycling game with points and prizes

“Superblocks” free up to 92% of public space in Barcelona!
Local energy agency of Barcelona - Spain

“Superblocks” free up to 92% of public space in Barcelona!

Unlocking investment in cities

Unlocking investment in cities

Project review of five european local authorities

Energy Cities prepared a review of projects undertaken in the cities of Paris, Malmö, Barcelona, Bristol and Brussels-Capital that received support from the ELENA-EIB facility. The aim of this study is to identify the ways in which technical assistance programmes such as ELENA-EIB can help unlock investment in cities. The projects we reviewed cover a wide array of sectors, from public building refurbishment to public transport or renewable energy production.

CitiZEN

CitiZEN

Sustainable Mobility for Citizens in Europe

CitiZEN

Efficient and effective urban mobility can significantly contribute to achieving sustainable economic growth and employment opportunities in our cities. It is of huge importance to achieving the EU 2020 objectives as 70% of the EU population live in cities and account for over 80% of the EU’s GDP. Moreover, in many urban areas, the increasing demand for urban mobility has created a non-sustainable environment with severe congestion, poor air quality and high levels of CO2 emissions.

PROSPECT

PROSPECT

Peer-powered cities and regions

PROSPECT

The overall aim of PROSPECT is to enable peer to peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy plans. The learning will empower them to make use of best practices in developing financing for these plans, which have been implemented successfully in other cities and regions in the EU. The specific objectives of PROSPECT are: