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 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?
In this episode Donna Gartland explains what changes can be expected in the city and describes how she and her team trigger conversations with citizens around very abstract topics such as district heating using waste heat from data centres.
This report has verified to which extent the key role of local authorities was better reflected in the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), compared to the draft NECPs in 2019. We also provide recommendations on how EU countries should improve the acknowledgment of local authorities’ key role in their NECPs, in particular when updating their plans in 2023/24.
At present, many local governments in Europe are eager to support their citizens in getting renewable energy projects off the ground or in taking a […]
The URBACT Zero Carbon Cities project, is led by Manchester. Seven European cities are involved in this project : Bistrita (RO) Frankfurt am Main (DE) […]