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4 February 2015 - 2:45pm

Ecologic Institute

In collaboration with the Rostock Amt für Umweltschutz, the first POCACITO workshop in Rostock took place on 4 December, 2014 from 9:00-17:00. The event, entitled... Read more

4 February 2015 - 2:15pm

Ecologic Institute

The backcasting scenario workshop was held in Litomerice on 2nd December 2014. Eight participants from local stakeholders

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4 February 2015 - 2:15pm

Ecologic Institute

The vision building workshop was held in Litomerice on 4th November 2014. Following the selected project methodology for vision

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26 January 2015 - 1:45pm

Ecologic Institute

The German research agenda in 2015 focuses on the future of cities (“Wissenschaftsjahr Zukunftsstadt”). This topic is also reflected in the curricula of schools. On January 20, ninety 9 year old schoolchildren from Potsdam came together to first watch... Read more

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

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Source: http://www.res-league.eu/national_leagues/lig_czec/best_practices/litomerice-tow...

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... Read more

Source: http://www.climate-kic.org/news/valencian-climate-kic-centre-tightens-links-port...

5 January 2015 - 9:45am

Ecologic Institute

After thousands of workers were laid off at the end of the 1980s, Malmö, a traditional industry town, was transformed into a model of sustainable city design. Pollution was replaced with energy sources which are 100% local and renewable. In addition to low energy consuming houses and buildings,... Read more

Source: http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Things-to-do/Green-Sweden/Destinations/Green-M...

16 December 2014 - 2:45pm

Ecologic Institute

Creating a vision of a desired future is one thing, but how do you identify the steps to actually get there? That was the theme of the second POCACITO workshop organized by UNDP Croatia in HUB Zagreb on December 2. It came barely two weeks after the first workshop with the vision narratives that... Read more

Source: http://www.hr.undp.org/content/croatia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/12/07/t...

16 December 2014 - 2:30pm

Ecologic Institute

Supporting public transportation and cycling infrastructure, more jobs and recycling are among the top priorities for citizens of Zagreb. Those are the key results of a 350 participant survey conducted as part of the development of a low-carbon vision for the City of Zagreb by 2050. The results... Read more

Source: http://www.hr.undp.org/content/croatia/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/12/07/t...

15 December 2014 - 10:30am

Ecologic Institute

By unanimous vote, the jury for this year's International Highrise Award (IHP) named Milan's residential highrise Bosco Verticale the most innovative highrise in the world. It was selected as an example of green architecture that could be an inspiration to other cities around the world. The... Read more

Source: http://www.international-highrise-award.com/en/IHA_2014/prize_winner.html

8 December 2014 - 1:15pm

Ecologic Institute

Copenhagen uses water-based district heating which is not only more energy efficient than more traditional models but can also be stored in thermal storages. This heating system is part of a heating system network encompassing over 20 municipalities. It is managed and operated through regional... Read more

Source: https://stateofgreen.com/en/profiles/city-of-copenhagen

2 December 2014 - 11:45am

Ecologic Institute

frontierCities, an EU funded project, is giving 3.92 million Euros in grant funding for web-developers, SMEs and start-ups involved in smart mobility initiatives in EU cities. In addition to financial support, technical support and business advice are also provided. Cities which are interested... Read more

2 December 2014 - 9:30am

Ecologic Institute

This year, Barcelona's Gran Teatro del Liceu received one of the six prizes at the 2014 European Energy Service Award for reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Specifically, new retrofits to the building's air conditioning system and the incorporation of a new building... Read more

Source: http://www.berliner-e-agentur.de/sites/default/files/uploads/pdf/141008pressrele...

24 November 2014 - 9:00am

Ecologic Institute

According to ICLEI, there are five steps for cities aiming to successfully transition into post-carbon cities. These include:

  1. Developing a baseline inventory of GHG emissions
  2. Establishing a target to lower emissions
  3. Developing a local climate action plan to
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21 November 2014 - 9:30am

Ecologic Institute

While policies have improved overall air quality, air pollution remains the main environmental health hazard causing high health care systems costs, unhealthy workers and an estimated 400,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2011. A recent... Read more

Source: http://www.eea.europa.eu/media/newsreleases/europes-cities-still-suffering-from

20 November 2014 - 12:45pm

Ecologic Institute

Current economic practices and activities can no longer sustain current patterns. As we transition to low-carbon economies, innovation is needed across all sectors. Many times innovations never make it to market due to the various barriers than stand in their way. Whether those barriers are... Read more

11 November 2014 - 11:15am

Ecologic Institute

Two of POCACITO’s case study cities have ambitious targets to become the first carbon neutral city in the world. Copenhagen in Denmark has plans to reach this goal by 2025 whereas Malmö in Sweden plans to reach their target five years later in 2030. Becoming carbon neutral will not be an easy... Read more

3 November 2014 - 12:30pm

Ecologic Institute

The LAME team of Politecnico di Torino as a representative of the Association Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS) was invited to organize an Urban Lab at the Urban Thinkers Campus which took place 15-18 October. The... Read more

3 November 2014 - 12:00pm

Ecologic Institute

The first POCACITO Workshop in Milan entitled Initial Assessment & Vision Building took place on 29 September. The workshop was hosted by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) with participation from an array of stakeholders representing the municipal environmental agency, an energy... Read more

3 November 2014 - 10:15am

Ecologic Institute

The deadline for the European Green Capital Award 2017 has arrived. This year, two of POCACITO’s case cities have submitted an application for this prestigious award, Istanbul and Portugal. By submitting an application for this award, Portugal and Istanbul are demonstrating that they have made... Read more

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/applying-for-the-award/2017...

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