Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow

19 March 2015 - 12:00pm • Ecologic Institute

The German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) would like to inform you about the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in the context of the HABITAT III 2016: The Registration deadline has been extended

Call for contributions:
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION in the context of the HABITAT III Conference 2016 (United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development)

PLANETARY URBANISM – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design
International competition awarded by the Journal ARCH+ with the support of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany, and consulted by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

AWARD: € 20,000

– Registration deadline extended to 1 July 2015 –
Please note: Due to repeated requests of numerous universities, the dates for registration have been extended to 1 July 2015 and for submissions to 15 July 2015.

Full competition outline and registration
You will find the competition outline and registration form here:
http://www.archplus.net/home/planetaryurbanism/

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21 January 2015 - 11:30am • Ecologic Institute

Since 2000, the townhall of Litoměřice has subsidized private solar thermal installations through a simple and effective program which won it national attention as well as several awards from the Czech Solar league and the European RES Champions Leage in 2010. In 2008, the city took their efforts to become sustainable a step farther, preparing to construct an ambitious geothermal heating plant with the capacity to generate 40 MWt and 5 MWe. This plant will use water from two wells to power electro-turbines and provide heating to the distribution system. Although this plan is waiting on the necessary additional funding, it is testiment to the town's drive to reach its goal of becoming 100% powered by RES.

As Litoměřice continues to invest in energy efficiency and other sustainable development methods, it has already proven itself as a leader in green energy promotion amongst middle sized towns in the Czech Republic, making it among the nominees of the national championship of the RES Champions League 2014.

Though there is still work to be done, the town of Litoměřice continues to push towards sustainable urban development, a trend which can be expected to last into the future.

 

 

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12 January 2015 - 12:30pm • Ecologic Institute

In an effort to better involve more areas of Europe in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) Regional Innovation Scheme, Climate-KIC has invited seven Portuguese clean-tech start-ups to be a part of their Climate-KIC Accelerator. This proved to be very successful. To continue to build off of this success, Climate-KIC has recently participated in several meetings in the Portuguese municipalities of Oporto, Aviero, Vila real and Lisbon to discuss their collaboration with the view of strengthening ties in 2015.

For more informaiton, click here.

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