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Knowledge smorgasbord for renewable energy solutions in urban areas

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Knowledge smorgasbord for renewable energy solutions in urban areas

Inter-disciplinary working for sustainable energy solutions in urban areas


This joint session, organised in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is intended for local authorities to better understand the need for integration to meet challenging carbon reduction targets.


Four projects – LEAP (Leadership for Energy Action and Planning), SPECIAL (Spatial Planning and Energy for Communities In All Landscapes), URBAN LEARNING (Integrative energy planning of urban areas: Collective learning for improved governance) and FosterREG (Fostering public capacity to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake) – will present on multi-disciplinary learning and the integration of spatial planning and other professions to improve urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake. Multi-governance models, case studies, training materials, expert papers, methodologies and innovative governance will be presented to stimulate creative thinking in local authorities across Europe.


Presentations include:


14:00-14:15h: Opening remarks. Vincent Berrutto, Head of Unit, European Commission, EASME


14:15h-14:50h: Project teasers: How can Local Authorities deliver sustainable energy solutions?


  • LEAP and SPECIAL. Diane Smith, Head of European Affairs, Town & Country Planning Association and Lead Partner for LEAP and SPECIAL
  • URBAN LEARNING. Waltraud Schmid, Head of Vienna’s Energy Center
  • FosterREG. Patricia Molina Costa, Scientific and technical coordinator, Tecnalia R&I.


14:50-15:30h: Panel debate and discussion with session participants. Ingredients for integrating energy and urban planning. Martin Eibl (moderator), European Commission/EASME (TBC)


For further information please visit the relevant EUSEW webpage.

Town & Country Planning Association, Tecnalia R&I, Vienna’s Energy Center
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