Project reports

As a living guidance document, the Common Approach is meant to facilitate the ongoing exchange of ideas and knowledge between project partners and stakeholders. The document will be refined to reflect updates in the scientific literature, internal discussions, and methodologies throughout the...Read more

One of the main objectives of the POCACITO project is to produce a mechanism to assess and monitor the post-carbon city transition process. The Post-Carbon City Index (PCI) will be that tool. This document includes three main sub-chapters to introduce the core aspects of the selection and...Read more

POCACITO facilitates the transition of EU cities to a forecasted sustainable or "post-carbon" economic model. The project focuses on towns, cities, megacities, metropolitan areas and urban clusters larger than 1 million people as well as small and medium-sized cities. This document details the...Read more

This document reports on the D2.2 Good City Practices Inventory. Although a stand-alone deliverable, it can be viewed primarily as an interim result and internal knowledge base for the project. It builds upon the work carried out in D2.1 Leading Cities Inventory, will be complemented by the D2.3...Read more

This report examines state and non-state initiatives on the national and EU levels that aid municipalities in addressing the challenges of urban sustainability. Emblematic examples of practices are described to provide a glimpse of the diversity of practice to be found in Europe and relevant...Read more

Adopting an explorative approach, this article seeks to advance understanding of how leading mid-sized cities are undergoing transitions towards post-carbon futures in the EU. The paper develops a preliminary typology of mid-sized cities in post-carbon transitions, profiling five exemplary city...Read more

In the context of the POCACITO – “Post-carbon Cities of Tomorrow – Foresight for Sustainable Pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context“ project, this document intends to present the Compiled Individual Assessment Reports, integrated in Task 3.2 of WP3 –...Read more

In order to use an evidence-based approach to develop a 2050 roadmap to support the transition of cities to a more sustainable or post-carbon future, 10 European case studies were selected: Barcelona, Copenhagen, Malmö, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litoměřice, Milan-Turin, Rostock and Zagreb. An important...Read more

This article intends to analyse this transition process towards a post-carbon model in 10 European cities (Barcelona, Copenhagen, Malmö, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litoměřice, Milan, Turin, Rostock and Zagreb) based on a set of environmental, economic and social Key Performance Indicators (KPI). This...Read more

POCACITO intends to construct visions for post-carbon futures of European case study cities through a participative process. Supporting this aim, the following document provides an outline of existing scenario exercises, which serve as references for the POCACITO background scenario and provides...Read more

The present deliverable collects the experiences reported by the project partners from the first two case study workshops, which aimed at designing a vision for the city and defining, in a back casting exercise, the strategy for reaching this vision in the specific context of the city by...Read more

The present deliverable proposes an analysis of the experiences reported by the POCACITO project partners from the first and second case study workshops. The workshops aimed at designing a vision for the city and at defining, in a backcasting exercise, the strategy for reaching this vision in...Read more

In defining a common roadmap for European cities towards a post-carbon future, understanding the needs and determinants for policy priorities in different types of cities will help tailor a common roadmap that can be adopted under various socio-economic contexts. This paper provides an analysis...Read more

This report details the initial phase of Work Package 5 that focuses on modelling and quantifying the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the 2050 visions compared to business as usual. The first task involves the application of a participatory systems analysis tool with the aim of...Read more

This report outlines the process, methodology and results of the quantification of 2050 scenarios developed for ten case study cities: Barcelona, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Lisbon, Litoměřice, Malmö, Milan/Turin, Rostock and Zagreb. A series of participatory stakeholder workshops in the case study...Read more

This document presents the modelling and quantification of the post carbon scenarios (PC 2050) and compares the modelled outcome with business as usual (BAU) scenarios. The subsequent aim of POCACITO was to present the gaps in the proposed PC2050 scenarios and develop enhanced local Roadmaps,...Read more

In this paper a suite of complementary methodologies are utilised to enable a comprehensive sustainability assessment of 2050 scenarios for 10 European cities. The aim is to compare a 2050 business as usual scenario (based on recent trends) with a 2050 post carbon (PC2050) scenario developed...Read more

The aim of this strategy paper is to show how experiences from EU post-carbon cities as well as urban technologies can contribute to developing post-carbon cities, especially in non-EU emerging countries. The report therefore screens urban sustainability plans in selected emerging countries and...Read more

Within POCACITO, two study tours have been organized and conducted throughout the project, one in 2015 and one in 2016. The aim was to facilitate a reciprocal dialogue and exchange ideas, experiences, best practices, socio-economic success factors and limitations of implementing post-carbon...Read more

This report outlines research undertaken by the POCACITO consortium in non-EU cities, Guangyuan City in the Sichuan Province of China, Xiamen in the southern Fujian Province of China and Aracaju in Brazil. Insights from Brazil and China entered the POCACITO strategy paper, while Chinese...Read more

This report presents the strategy papers developed with the assistance of the city case study stakeholders. The cities involved in the exercise were Malmö, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Zagreb, Istanbul, Milan, Turin, Litoměřice and Lisbon.
This report on strategy transition intends to summarise...Read more

This Roadmap, developed under the POCACITO project, is a stakeholder-driven guide towards the Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow, merging climate, energy and social transitions in our cities. The Roadmap outlines visions for post-carbon cities, new insights obtained during the course of the POCACITO...Read more

This document presents the results from the city case study and the Roadmap reports. The document is structured as follows: Section II presents the process by which the recommendations have been produced in the case study cities through a visioning and back-casting approach and how those have...Read more

Drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions to reach a post carbon society by 2050 requires policy makers - and to an important extent city authorities - to take action to change the way by which our modern society uses energy. Key sectors of the economy will be affected, but policies will...Read more

This booklet gives an overview of the POCACITO project, focussing on the methodology used and most importantly on the major findings, results and outcomes of the project. Cities are of outstanding importance in addressing climate change since they are not only the centre of economic and social...Read more