sustainable urban development

Energy for Sustainability 2017 - Sustainable Cities: Designing Cities & Communities for the Future   The 3rd Energy for Sustainability Conference (EfS 2017): “Designing Cities and Communities for the Future”, aims to generate discussion on how to create an energy sustainable future for the people and the planet by promoting the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas and past experiences between participants from multiple scientific fields. Contributions are invited focusing on the following topics:  
Post date: 2 Sep 2016
Type: Evento

Building for people and the planet   Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden, which will take place from 17 to 20 October 2016 at the Stockholm Waterfront, in Stockholm, Sweden, brings together stakeholders working with sustainability in real estate, architecture, construction and urban planning.  
Post date: 22 Ago 2016
Type: Evento

On 11 July 2016, the European Commission adopted two new "ready-to-use" financial instruments for European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds investments, to ease access to funding for young businesses and urban development project promoters.  
Post date: 8 Ago 2016
Type: Noticias

The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities, organised by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, will take place from 10 to 13 October 2016, in Brussels, Belgium.  Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, the programme is structured into three themes:  
Post date: 3 Ago 2016
Type: Evento

  Transforming cities in a changing climate  
Post date: 2 Ago 2016
Type: Publication

Around half of the world’s human population lives in urban areas. Urbanization negatively impacts the environment mainly by the production of pollution, the modification of the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere, and the covering of the soil surface.  A cumulative effect of all these impacts is the Urban Heat Island (UHI). The term "UHI" describes built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas.   
Post date: 1 Ago 2016
Type: Publication

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