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LATEST TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS - 35

Exeter's new Passivhau Developments
City/Region : Exeter , United Kingdom

Exeter City Council’s vision is to promote and deliver exemplar public buildings. Given the links between poor housing and health, fuel poverty, and research carried out on design for future climate, the Council has been keen to build to a standard that would mitigate these issues.

As a result Exeter City Council’s pipeline of new build developments are designed to be low energy (passivhaus), healthy and climate resilient to at least 2018; an approach which addresses the council’s financial, environmental and social responsibilities and triple bottom line.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
100ideasZGZ: towards a "zero ideas wasted" city
City/Region : Zaragoza City Hall , Spain

“100ideasZGZ” is the civic innovation program aiming to connect bottom-up ideas with the city itself. As a whole, the program represents “a zero waste of ideas paradigm”, in which good ideas are identified, filtered, evolve through crowd-wisdom, and are then transformed into real pilots whose impact is disseminated back to the community through the power of artistic representation of urban data, fostering a cultural shift in citizens towards city making. “100IdeasZGZ” connects bottom-up ideas from the civic communities with the technical skills of local geeks. An essential part of 100IdeasZGZ is “CrowdfundingZGZ”, which allows the funding of projects at the prototype stage.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityPublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Coding Academy in Fundão
City/Region : Municipality of Fundão , Portugal

The Transformative Action of Fundão is about reprogramming lives by learning coding. The action relates to the need for knoweldge of how to read and write code - a skill that can be as important as knowing how to speak English. Fundão has developed a Coding Academy. The objective of the project is to innovate by tackling challenges of unemployment with more skills and more competitiveness. An innovative approach has been implemented, consisting of bootcamps, with a duration of 14 weeks, 650 hours. At the end of the bootcamp there is a guaranteed 100% employment rate for participants after three months.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Tackling discrimination on the housing market through correspondence tests
City/Region : Ghent , Belgium

The City of Ghent asked the University of Ghent to investigate the extent of discrimination on the housing market.

The aim of this study was twofold. Firstly, we aimed to investigate the extent of discrimination against ethnic minorities, disabled people and people on social welfare on the private rental housing market in Ghent. Secondly, we wanted to examine whether discrimination could be reduced by monitoring real estate agents and landlords through correspondence testing.

The study was carried out in 2014-2015.

Afterwards the city and the real estate sector created and signed the charter titled "Equal acess to housing".

Since the study has proven that situation testing reduce discrimination, we have started a new round of testing this year.

Agendas addressed
HousingSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
The implementation of the Superblocks programme in Barcelona: Filling our streets with life.
City/Region : Barcelona City Council , Spain

The Superblock model is a way of organizing the city based on reversing the distribution of public space among vehicles and people, giving priority to the citizens to improve environmental conditions and people’s quality of life.

Superblocks are new urban units, larger than a block, but smaller than a neighbourhood. The implementation of superblocks is part of the Urban Mobility Plan, which is aimed at reducing private traffic by 21% and increasing the use of bicycles, public transport and walking.

This functional restructuring of Barcelona enables people to retake public areas generating a public space full of life.

http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/superilles/es/

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Improving the efficiency of the waste collection service through the optimisation of the technologi
City/Region : Tiana City Council , Spain

In order to improve the efficiency of the door-to-door waste collection system and to work with more reliable data, the municipality of Tiana has implanted a new collection system based on RFID technology.

This transformative action has been launched by the municipality of Tiana and, apart from improving the efficiency of the door-to-door waste collection system, aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the management of municipal waste. The more waste we collect, less CO2 emissions are emitted.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
LOURES INOVA
City/Region : Municipality of Loures , Portugal

Loures Inova is a business and training centre for the agri-food and logistic sectors, which aims at fostering the establishment of new companies and the renewal and re-qualification of the cluster's business, with emphasis on innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship thus creating a culture of innovation in "Agro-Food & Logistics", with high value-added.
It was created in 2015, with a partnership between Loures Municipality, Lisbon Region Supply Market (MARL) and Madan Parque - Association of Science and Technology Park Almada/Setúbal (NOVA University of Lisbon).
 

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Nerbio-Ibaiizabal Supramunicipal Sustainability Office
City/Region : Udaltalde 21 Nerbioi-Ibaizabal , Spain

Udaltalde 21 Nerbioi-Ibaizabal set up the Supramunicipal Sustainability Office in 2011 as a public support service for Local Agenda 21.

In 2014, the Supramunicipal Procurement Service using sustainability criteria was established.

In 2017, the Supramunicipal Energy Observatory and the Citizens Energy Portal was established. Its aim is to facilitate triple savings and environmental, economic and energy efficiency:  cutting energy consumption (kWh), energy bills (€) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Waste collection of the municipalities of the supramunicipal district is contracted on a group basis to reduce cost and improve the environmental outcome.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Grätzloase
Organisation : Verein Lokale Agenda 21 Wien , Austria

The Grätzloase programme is supporting the inhabitants of Vienna to enliven their neighbourhoods and to use free spaces in the city in creative and inclusive ways. It encourages experimenting with new and alternative forms of using the city's streets, squares, pavements and parks. Through funding of up to € 4,000 and and additional coaching, if needed, Viennese citizens are able to implement their own ideas of how free spaces should be used.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
BIOHAZI: Organic farming entrepreneurship demonstration sites
City/Region : Elburgo/Burgelu Local Council , Spain

In 2015, two plots belonging to the local council (one of them zoned as a green area and the other as an urban plot) were turned in organic market gardens with the seal of approval of the Organic Farming Regulatory Board. 

Thanks to the project, each market garden is worked by one person who, with local council support, grows organic produce and sells it at local markets and fairs, and also to consumers in the municipality or nearby ones, with an emphasis on short marketing circuits.

The aim of making these municipal plots available to the public is to provide access to land to people who face significant difficulties to do so, to help them get started in the agri-food sector and create green jobs.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
MANNHEIM AUF KLIMAKURS (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course)
City/Region : City of Mannheim , Germany

The City of Mannheim is committing itself to greater climate protection under the slogan and campaign MANNHEIM AUF KLIMAKURS (Mannheim on a climate-friendly course). Mannheim wants to bundle energy and political climate protection measures strategically and make them much more visible. The campaign consists of four spheres of activities. Mannheim is focusing on its own effect as a role model (Role Model City), sustainable district development (Sustainable District), strengthening climate protection awareness and commitment (Local Commitment) as well as the dedication of companies to sustainable economic activity (Active Businesses). With this citywide campaign Mannheim is able to reach all the local stakeholders.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Towards an Examplary Participatory Local Democracy; Nilüfer Citizen’s “Republic"
City/Region : Nilufer , Turkey

Nilüfer’s advance towards an exemplary and participatory local government has progressed in three mutually supporting actions: the establishment of “Nilufer Neighborhood Committees-NC”, the establishment of the "Nilufer Innovation Center-NIC” and the founding of the "Nilufer Energy Cooperative-EC".  These three endeavors represent Transformative Actions that aim to secure a "livable and inclusive" city, which has been the highest singular vision of the municipality. NCs act as the foundational stone of grassroots, citizen democracy and decision making, NIC as the organisational hub of social innovation, and ECs as the harbinger of the future energy democracy based on local, renewable energy.         

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate changeSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Future City Malchin - Vision 2030+
Organisation : KMGNE+Projekthof Karnitz / Future City Malchin , Germany

In 2015 the German city Malchin began a transformative action initiating a co-creative process of making Malchin ready for the future. Connecting diverse members of society, the regional administration, citizens of the city and neighbouring rural areas and external experts, the "Future City Malchin" is taking action to re-imagine and re-design its infrastructure, energy systems, education and democratic participation practices in order to address the present and future challenge of a globally changing world. In developing stories from the future, Malchin, with its Vision 2030+, is at the forefront of the "Grand Transformation" (WBGU). With 20 years of transformational expertise, Projekthof Karnitz e.V. and KMGNE function as a mediator, advising the city about its process

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
SmartKalea
Organisation : San Sebastian/Basque Country/Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

SmartKalea is a pioneering initiative in Spain, implementing multiple energy solutions on a single street whose integration and coordination can become a pilot experience and be gradually extended to other parts of the city. SmartKalea could be replicated in other districts, achieving the same energy use and saving results in less time as a result of the know-how already acquired and the coordination of private and public local participants already in place.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Actívate+ / Aktibatu+
Organisation : Plan de Acción Global para la Tierra (GAP España) , Spain

The Actívate+ project was launched in The Basque Country, by GAP España in conjunction with the local provincial government of Bizkaia and 6 other local partners. 

The aim was to enable local communities to transform through "actions", hence the name "Actívate+". The strategy was to engage local schools, the parents of the children and finally the rest of the community by offering various programmes to encourage change in relation to sustainability.  

Two GAP programmes were implemented: one aimed at reducing energy & waste in school buildings and the other minimizing daily negative habits using the household as the focal point.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
GeoSIG - Geological Data Management Platform
City/Region : Lisbon / Lisbon Municipality , Portugal

The expansion of the urban area in Lisbon, which has occurred since the last decades of the 19th century, allows the gathering of a huge volume of geological and geotechnical data. Taking into account the importance and the potential of this information in Urban and Planning Management, Lisbon Municipality initiated a project aiming towards establishing a geotechnical database - GeoSIG Project - Geotechnical mapping in urban areas, which includes multiple objectives, including the development of a platform that could represent the location and the results obtained from geological and geotechnical surveys aiming cost reduction and the optimization of new projects.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
SUSTAINABLE AND INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF NAVARIUS 20.25 PROJECT "WINERIES, CULTURE AND SOCIETY"
City/Region : NAVARIDAS/ BASQUE COUNTRY/ NAVARIDAS TOWN COUNCIL , Spain

The City Council of Navaridas, together with the different actors who have participated in this project, seeks to promote a series of initiatives and actions that establish a global strategy involving all spheres and sectors of local society: the associative fabric, the neighbourhood collective, the economic sector and the environment, among others.
These initiatives have the mission of developing and transforming the social, cultural and economic environment of Navaridas.
This Development Plan, "Navaridas 2025: Wineries, culture and society," sets the basis for sustainable future growth in the social and economic area of the town.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Valencia City Geoportal and City Dashboard “valencia al minut” (i.e. “valencia in a minute”).
City/Region : Valencia City Council , Spain

Valencia, in line with its Smart city strategy, has opened its Geographical Information System (GIS) to citizens through an online portal: http://geoportal.valencia.es. Moreover, a new City Dashboard http://www.valencia.es/valenciaalminut ( “Valencia to the minute”) displays key city information(e.g. mobility, air quality, social, city agenda & news) with real time data, integrating the geoportal information with a visual map component.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Park your bike safely, smart and easily.
Organisation : Vadecity , Spain

VadebikeBcn wishes to develop a strategy that will be applied to users locally, nationally and internationally. By providing direct contact by maintaining contact availability with users and competing in public competitions, VadebikeBcn continuously gains visibility among potential customers. Digital channels of dissemination and participating in fairs and events help with promotion, marketing and publicity efforts.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobility
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Lanongizan: Promoting inclusive communities from healthy and organic food
Organisation : Fundación lantegi Batuak , Spain

The Transformative Action consists of the development of an agro industrial system of organic products processing that:

-Creates job opportunities in a healthy environment and in contact with nature for disabled people, notably mentally disabled people.

-Contributes to the creation of a social covenant based on principles of justice and equality that helps the economical sustainability of already existing horticultural organic farms.

-Incentivizes the incorporation of new farms in a model changing environment that leads to new organic and sustainable agricultural production.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Installation of a neutral municipal fiber optic network that reaches all homes, shops and industry
City/Region : Ermua (Ayuntamiento de Ermua) , Spain

This is a strategic city project in accordance with the municipal innovation strategy of the City of Ermua, which is committed to the diversification of the economic fabric and sustainable development as well as an improvement in the efficiency of municipal public services. It is also in accordance with the strategy defined by Rist 3 in terms of advanced industry 4.0, digital economy and commitment to social services. Investment and commissioning has been carried out throughout the municipality and fiber optic cables have just been installed in Mallabia. Gotondo polygon and wifi off load are pending.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilitySocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Seferihisar Renewable Energy Citizen Cooperative - Seyeko
City/Region : Seferihisar Municipality , Turkey

Seferihisar Municipality is one of the founding members of Seferihisar Renewable Energy Cooperative a.k.a. ‘Seyeko’, which will have around hundred members from Izmir and the neighbouring city, Manisa. The purpose of the cooperative is to build a solar energy field of between 500-100 mW in Seferihisar (İzmir Province, Turkey).

Collective energy production is a new concept in Turkey. There are around a dozen existing energy cooperatives, however Seyeko is determined to be the first cooperative starting energy production. 

 This is a bit strange – there are existing energy cooperatives, but none of them are producing energy?

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY FOR EVERYONE
City/Region : Villacarrillo/ Jaen/ Town hall , Spain

It is being promoted and guaranteed equal access to municipal services, digital information and services to citizens of different ages and groups: childhood, youth adults and senior citizens, as well as making anemphasis on reducing the digital gender gap and age-related causes among the population. That we all have the same possibilities of access to information and communication technologies and to use the necessary tools to access electronic procedures with the nearest administration, the municipality.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
AGUEDA CLOSER, MORE INCLUSIVE AND BETTER INTEGRATION
City/Region : ÁGUEDA/CENTRO/MUNICIPAITY OF ÁGUEDA , Portugal

Agueda has developed an educational project based on new technologies. All students have a tablet (without costs to them) to develop a teaching activity associated with Interactive Whiteboards and complemented by the training of teachers for a correct use of the new tools and for the guidance of their students.

In parallel, it has built a network of hotspots, based on WIMAX technology and a fiber optic network that covers almost the entire territory, thus allowing students to access the Internet without cost to develop their work and carry out their research for class preparation.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
High-Quality Living & Working Spaces Made From RECYCLED Shipping Containers
Organisation : AURTENETXEA CONTAINERS & ZABALA ARQUITECTOS , Spain

Aurtenetxea Containers together with Zabala Arquitectos architecture studio has initiated a new product project to create a living or working space from recycled shipping containers, to meet sustainability challenges, through increasing materials’ lifespan and having affordable prices to promote social innovation supporting inclusion. These living or working spaces are made out of standard shipping containers, they are more affordable than traditional buildings, and also meet safety, health and habitability requirements: structural stability, natural lighting, thermal insulation, efficient energy use, acoustic insulation, fire protection, user’s safety, anti-vandalism, customised high-quality finishing, and the use of low impact sustainable materials.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
The Gendered Landscape - Challenging power in European cities
City/Region : Umeå , Sweden

What does a bus station, a park or a tunnel say about equality and gender issues? The Gendered Landscape allows visitors to travel through the city of Umeå, a municipality that has worked broadly with issues of gender equality for a long time. The method exemplifies successful changes and landmarks in the city and illuminates remaining issues and challenges in relation to the goals for gender equality. The purpose is also to underline the importance of gender in society and to try to show some results of long term work within Umeå municipality.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityPublic space
HousingSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
BARATZE PARKEA NETWORK OF GIPUZKOA
Organisation : KUTXA EKOGUNEA , Spain

The Baratze Parkea Sarea Network (‘Baratze’ means vegetable garden) brings together vegetable gardens from the various towns and cities in Gipuzkoa (Spain?), offering the public somewhere local to engage in organic horticulture for self-consumption, with the support of the community and advice from experts.

 

A leader in Europe?

 

This project also manages to improve social harmony and cohesion, integrate disadvantaged groups, promote cultural and linguistic diversity, create new green spaces integrated into the urban ecosystem, foster an intergenerational exchange and promote active leisure and respect for the natural environment.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spacePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
"Adopt your Streetlight" - relightingproject
Organisation : Pajopower CVBAso , Belgium

With the help of the PajoPower cooperative, we are substituting the current street lighting along the four major access roads to the city of Halle with more energy-efficient LED lamps. The up-front investments were made by the Pajopower associates, and the city of Halle will reimburse PajoPower using portions of the monthly savings in energy costs.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Climate Change Strategy - KLIMA 2050, deployment of regional policies at local level
City/Region : Basque Government , Spain

In order to reconcile the adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development of the Basque Territory, the Basque Government developed The Climate Change Strategy of the Basque Country - KLIMA 2050, with a long-term horizon and two main objectives:

  • To reduce GHG emissions in the Basque Country by at least 40% by 2030 and by at least 80% by 2050 with respect to 2005, including 40% renewable energy consumption 2050.
  • To ensure the resilience of the Basque territory to climate change.

9 Goals and a total of 24 Lines of Action have been defined to achieve the mitigation, adaptation and renewable energy.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
Laboratory for sustainability where liveability meets sustainability
City/Region : Grande-Synthe , France

Grande-Synthe is located at the topmost part of France, near the Belgian border and close to Great Britain. It’s a youthful melting pot, a green and dynamic town, committed to developing its environment in a more sustainable way for its citizens. The enhancement of the natural and built landscapes, arts, culture and heritage is a reflection of the men and women who compose the town. Environmental best practices have been implemented, with a biodiversity protection policy in place (one that includes energy conservation, water, resources economics, etc.). It’s also a town with community participation and empowerment, and healthy lifestyle solutions.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Zorrozaurre: an island in the city to adapt to climate change
City/Region : City of Bilbao , Spain

The Zorrozaurre project is the latest major urban regeneration operation in Bilbao. It represents a sustainable and integral plan to recover a degraded space and convert it into a new district of Bilbao. The district will be easy to reach, with affordable housing, areas for environmentally-friendly businesses, and cultural and social facilities.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Mitigation to Climate Change (Mobility)
City/Region : Donostia / San Sebastián City Council , Spain

San Sebastián is a medium-sized city with more than 186,000 inhabitants. It is a tertiary, tourist city, eminently commercial, with strong emphasis on services and congresses. In recent years, San Sebastián has moved into a leading position among European cities, largely because of its commitment to science, technology, sustainable development and culture. Its designation as European Capital of Culture in 2016 confirms this pledge.

For the last 25 years, the city has been enforcing a strong integrated mobility policy in favour of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. This includes promoting active modes of transport, including the introduction of innovative measures, as well as integrated strategies to increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport, while simultaneously reducing the use of cars. The city has also worked to create more people-friendly spaces. These measures have a significant impact on the policy fields of energy, transport, and environmental sustainability. By reducing on-street parking and returning public space to the people, the city is an even more attractive place to be.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Network for Sustainable Business Development North Denmark
City/Region : Aalborg Municipality , Denmark

The Network for Sustainable Business Development is a forum where local companies' sustainability efforts are further developed. The aim of the network is to strengthen the participating companies’ competitive advantages through targeted efforts towards sustainability. The network is a private- public cooperation between the municipalities in Northern Denmark, local business bureaus, Energi Nord, Aalborg University and private companies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
VITORIA-GASTEIZ: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION
City/Region : Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council , Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz has embarked on a process to design and implement an Urban Green Infrastructure Plan. This process aims to explore the usefulness of different urban green infrastructure solutions in mitigating climate change and promoting adaptation in the city, and will involve the study of ecosystem services, the concept of multifunctionality and its associated benefits. The outcomes are expected to lead to a better understanding of the city’s urban dynamics and a better appraisal of the potential to integrate such measures into land use planning.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
“Efficient food for pro-poor economic enhancement western Nepal"
Organisation : Pokhara/Western Nepal Kaski Begnas Lekhnath-9,/Griha Laxmi Rice Mill , Nepal

This project focuses on improvement of food security using financial products to enhance livelihoods of marginalised communities.

It aims to promote and strengthen local initiatives and efficient use of natural resources.

It is a strengthening tool for identifying ways to create more customer value chain networking. Supportive Activities include: Firm infrastructure, HRM, Technology development, procurement. Primary Activities include: Inbound logistics, operation, outbound logistics, marketing and sales to provide margin.

It introduces an innovative and creative approach, and best practices for the utilisation and mobilisation of resources.

Coordinated holistic marketing (information system and linking financial product to market).

It provides sanitation, health and environmental protection services, including the protection of habitat of biodiversity.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
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