sustainable urban development

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Considering cities account for over 70% of the world’s energy use (half of which are for satisfying thermal needs), district energy networks have an immense role to play in establishing smart, affordable and low-carbon energy solutions. Unfortunately, due to the widespread use of unsustainable materials, incorrect dimensioning, or skyrocketing time and investment costs, the installation or renovation of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems have quite some way to go. Thermaflex’ newest district innovation provides solace.   From dream to reality
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
Type: Noticias

This booklet collects all main results and learnings of the project and it is meant to be easily distributed in printed format at events and seminars targeted to cities and municipalities as well as downloadable online. The benefits of Urban Living Labs and lessons learned are presented to encourage also other cities and municipalities to follow. The booklet emphasizes the added value and benefits to be gained through collaboration.
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

Across Europe, some 200 million people live in suburbs in great need of modernization and social uplifting. The JPI Urban Europe SubUrbanLab project (2013-2016) has examined how these suburbs can be modernized and socially uplifted together with the residents and other stakeholders. The project developed and set up six Urban Living Labs (ULLs): three in Alby, Sweden and three in Peltosaari, Finland.
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

Urban Living Labs are development environments that integrate residents and other stakeholders to develop and test new solutions in their daily life. The users of the new services or solutions are active partners in the whole development process, which happens in the real urban context. Urban Living Labs utilize various co-design methods for understanding the needs, generating solution ideas, presenting ideas and evaluating the solutions in practice. In addition, citizen participation methods are used for participation in decision making and taking action.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

This report presents establishment and implementation process of the six Urban Living Labs carried out in Alby and Peltosaari, and is a continuation of the report D 3.1 & D 3.2 Selection of Urban Living Labs in Alby and Peltosaari. The lessons learnt in setting up the Urban Living Labs and results of the evaluations will be reported in D 4.1 & 4.2 Evaluation of the Urban Living Labs in Alby and Peltosaari.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

The International Energy Agency (IEA) organises this webinar to present the main results of the Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 report, which was released by IEA on 1 June 2016. The webinar will take place on 3 June 2016 (14.00-17.30 CEST).  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Evento

Towards Sustainable Urban Energy Systems   Published every two years, this report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) examines the extent to which an energy technology revolution is taking place, the key technologies that are emerging, the costs and benefits of these technologies, and policies needed to foster their use.  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

Post date: 4 Dic 2015
Type: Evento

  La UE Ciudades Inteligentes del Sistema de Información (LIC) es un proyecto innovador con el objetivo de reunir a los afines a los intereses y a las personas para promover el intercambio de conocimientos y una mayor colaboración en el objetivo a largo plazo de la creación de ciudades inteligentes y eficiente de la energía de Europa. Apoyado por la Comisión Europea, este proyecto es una continuación de el CONCIERTO de la serie de proyectos, que se inició en 2005.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2015
Type: Enlace

Urban Living Labs are development environments that integrate residents and other stakeholders to develop and test new solutions in their daily life. The users of the new services or solutions are active partners in the whole development process which happens in the real urban context. Urban Living Labs utilize various co-design methods for understanding the needs, generating solution ideas, presenting ideas and evaluating the solutions in practice. In addition, citizen participation methods are used for participation in decision making and taking action.
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
Type: Publication