SEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS - 74

TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS SEARCH RESULTS - 74

A new approach to public transport as a way to improve the quality of life.
City/Region : The City and Commune of Ostrów Wielkopolski , Poland

The authorities of Ostrów Wielkopolski have undertaken a number of initiatives to modernize urban transport in the city. The goal is to develop ecological public transport, improve air quality, reduce traffic, promote bike usage and use new technologies.

Electric mobility gained popularity in 2017, however despite the short time frame, many sustainable transport initiaitves have already been introduced. The city is currently implementing 2 projects valued at 63 million PLN, 46 million PLN of which is coming from EU funding. Projects include: electric buses  (one of the first in Greater Poland), city bike stations, an Interchange Centre and Park&Ride parking.  These activities lead to lasting change, as evidenced by a number of users.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityWater resources and air qualityPublic space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • 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
Actívate+ / Aktibatu+ en Bilbao
Organisation : Plan de Acción Global para la Tierra (GAP España) , Spain

The project was launched in the Basque Country, by GAP España in conjunction with Government of Bizkaia and 6 other public and private partners.

The aim was to enable local communities and citizens to transform by empowering them through taking "actions", hence the name "Actívate+". The strategy was to engage schools, families and the community 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 in relation to water, energy consumption and mobility using the household as the focal point.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • 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
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
Urban Conservation Emergency Evacuation Plan (UCEEP)
Organisation : Climate Change Centre Reading , United Kingdom

Safeguarding, turning open space into public place. I’m an Urban Resilience Organiser and change agent interested in good urban governance in relation to urban DISASTER ADAPTATION - Climate Action solutions to Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership, "Making Cities Resilient" to achieve the global goals. Well-designed urban growth, in e.g. urban regeneration and disaster risk management adaption with Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Planning is a safe way forward. How to identify and close response recovery gaps in urban resilience to reduce inequality and how to build better from start.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
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
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
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
The blue-green belt of Zarautz
City/Region : Zarautz , Spain

We started working with the initiative "Eraztun Berde-Urdina (EBU)" in December 2009, the basis for the creation of the Green-Blue Belt of Zarautz, when we gave the order to write a project that would improve the conservation of the green areas and the biodiversity of Zarautz. In this project actions (recovery of wetlands, improvement of forests) are being carried out in the areas surrounding the municipality (mainly in those that lack some type of protection). In addition, the project is based on three main objectives:

- Biodiversity and care of the green areas that surround the municipality.

- Give citizens the opportunity to enjoy leisure outdoors and be in contact with nature.

- Publicize the natural resources of Zarautz.

To give the option to enjoy leisure we have trained a circular route of 11 kilometers.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
Municipal programmes as a basis for the improvement of the quality of life in Ostrów Wielkopolski
City/Region : Ostrów Wielkopolski , Poland

Ostrów Wielkopolski is home to a population of 72,000 inhabitants, 23% of which are 60+ years of age. The local authorities, aware of the challenges associated with an aging population, have taken a number of  initiatives related to elederly citizens (health/social/housing programes). On the other hand, seeing the potential in young residents, as well as their decisive role in the development of the city, the city created comprehensive activities targeted at young families. The city's offer aims to encourage younger generations to stay in Ostrów, to set up home and to develop professional paths here. Such a comprehensive project is an example of a tangible change.

Agendas addressed
HousingSocial inclusion and integration
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
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 strategically bundle energy and political climate protection measures 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 focusing on 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
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
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
Urumea Riverside; Nearly zero emissions district: branding in sustainability
Organisation : Fomento San Sebastián , Spain

The European REPLICATE project aims to develop and validate a sustainable city business model in the lighthouse cities (pilot) of San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol, to improve the transition process towards a SmartCity in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and ICTs/Infrastructures, accelerating the deployment of innovative technologies, increasing the quality of life of the citizens, and influencing the replication process.  In the case of San Sebastián, Urumea Riverside has been selected to be turned into a smart district with nearly zero emissions and is set to become a sustainability brand.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social 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
  • 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
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
The Transformation of Tirana's New Bazaar
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

The old Bazaar represented one of Tirana's most iconic symbols of traditional urban life. The area housed some 15 cultural heritage sites protected by law, which were hidden under rundown facades. The space itself contained obsolete infrastructure and generally unappealing commercial spaces.

The New Bazar has been transformed into a pedestrian area, a lively shopping district, an eating and night-life space and a perfect tourist destination, through joint cooperation between private businesses and the Municipality. The New Bazaar's ambitious project saw some $5.5 million of investments from foreign grants and Tirana Municipality's budgets, while private investment by private businesses exceeded $4 million.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial 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
  • 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
Together, acting sustainably, innovatively, holistically and courageously to future-proof our city
City/Region : City of Geestland , Germany

Geestland does not just work on one of the ten agendas of the Basque Declaration, but instead takes a more holistic approach. Since 2005, this has been a continuous process that can be seen across all the work of the municipality and not just in individual projects.

First and foremost cooperation with all partners (citizens, politicians, other Authorities and Institutions, Companies) of the City is the most important thing. The city is desgined together with its citizens to ensure its sustainability. The local people are the biggest asset to acheive something.

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
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
Integral and communitarian intervention in the neighbourhood of San Francisco, Bilbao
Organisation : Doctors of the world, Basque Country , Spain

"Programme of Integral and communitarian intervention in the neighborhood of San Francisco, Bilbao: New challenges" has the main objective of promoting the intercultural coexistence in the zone with the greatest concentration of immigrants in the city.

Specific objectives include: to promote the integration of people of foreign origin in the neighborhood of San Francisco. To facilitate and to promote the coexistence between neighbours, both native and those of foreign origin, in the district of San Francisco. To strengthen the acquisition of psycho-social skills and knowledge to improve autonomy and integration, promote gender equalit and respect for sexual diversity, reduce discriminatory attitudes, and to strengthen associative life. Systematize and disseminate the evaluation of the program.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
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
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
Cycling through Nicosia
City/Region : Nicosia Turkish Municipality , Cyprus

This transformative action aims to increase bicycle usage in Nicosia, through promoting the benefits of bicycle usage and encouraging citizens to ride bicycles in their daily lives in the city. Through this action we are aiming to changes people perception of bicycle usage in their daily lives. Through this action Nicosia Turkish Municipality, with the cooperation of their partners, has implemented 43 bicycle stations and made 410 bicycles available around Nicosia.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
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
Towards an Exemplary Participatory Local Democracy; Nilüfer Citizen’s “Republic"
AWARD
City/Region : Nilüfer , Turkey

Nilüfer’s advance towards an exemplary and participatory local government has progressed in three mutually supporting actions: The establishment of “Nilüfer Neighborhood Committees-NC”; the establishment of the "Nilüfer Innovation Center-NIC”; and, the founding of the "Nilüfer 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 foundation stone of grassroot, citizen democracy and decision making; NIC as the organisational hub of social innovation; and, EC 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
Planters, Education and the Arts
City/Region : Girona province , Spain

"Planters,"a project of ConArte Internacional, harneses the potential of arts education to contribute to social inclusion and educational and social transformation by introducing theatre, music, dance and visual arts education, facilitated by professional artists, in compulsory classes at primary and secondary schools of high complexity in the province of Catalonia, Spain. By doing so, it helps to develop new ways of thinking and living together, while fostering a taste for learning and exploration and enabling the increased participation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the cultural life of the communities, in which they live.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Bio-climatic redevelopment of the historic center of Larissa
City/Region : Municipality of Larissa , Greece

The project is about the reconstruction and renovation of a 25.000sqm area in the center of the city with the intention to lower the ground temperature by 1,5oC, while addressing functional and aesthetic issues of the area and the unification of monuments and archaeological sites. It includes the pedestrianization of five roads, reconstruction of three public squares, water elements, the increase of greenery by 40%, the use of cool materials, renewable resources (photovoltaics for public lighting, ground-to-air geothermic installation), low energy public lighting and the creation of shaded areas and corridors (with a network of metallic elements and photocatalytic materials).

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Cork City - “Healthy Heart” of the Cork Region
City/Region : Cork City , Ireland

Cork City Centre is the Healthy Heart of Cork. Its well being is essential to the wider region. In the post economic crash period, the city’s approach to urban revitalisation lagged behind its European counterparts. Recognising this, a comprehensive study was carried out in 2014 to kick-start transformative actions to revitalise the City Centre in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. The Cork City Centre “Healthy Heart” Strategy has established partnerships and collaboration to drive a wide range of actions to improve the quality of the city centre for all.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • 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 programme aiming to connect bottom-up ideas with the city itself. As a whole, the programme represents “a zero waste of ideas paradigm”, in which good ideas are identified, filtered, evolved 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. This in turn fosters a cultural shift in citizens towards city making. “100IdeasZGZ” connects bottom-up ideas from 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
Oltrarno Sostenibile
AWARD
Organisation : Associazione Amici del Nidiaci in Oltrarno Onlus, Florence , Italy

For five years, the local community has been managing  Nidiaci by itself. Nidiaci is an area dedicated to children and families in the heart of the historic Oltrarno district of Florence, Italy.

The focus is on self-management, sustainability, building community, inclusion of immigrant families, developing physical health, becoming stewards of historic heritage, self-help of every kind among peers.

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spacePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
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
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
Integrated customer-centric sustainable transport service for the eldery and disabled
City/Region : Gemeente Rotterdam , Netherlands

The aim of this tender is to establish a modified transport service for the elderly and physically disabled citizens of Rotterdam in a way that allows us to use a safe, reliable and pleasant transport service that supports the reason of the transport against a fair price for (SME) transport organisations.

Every year, there are 30.000 unique clients with a combined travel distance of €6 mln. kilometres. This tender is worth €31 million and revolves around the client. The sustainability of the transport service is improved through the use of electric transport. The project aslo seeks to tackle social isolation, as clients from various backgrounds can use the service.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilitySocial inclusion and integration
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Smart Catalonia: Building an ecosystem of smart, sustainable and liveable cities
City/Region : Government of Catalonia - Ministry for Digital Policy and Public Administration , Spain

Smart Catalonia is an initiative by the Government of Catalonia forming a network of 50 cities to share challenges and deploy urban solutions, generating economies of scale by adopting similar projects, and developing new business models to implement and sustain urban innovation across the region.

It promotes innovation in public services and economic growth across the cities within the network, and furthers economic growth and alignment with international frameworks such as the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda, and the Basque Declaration.

Smart Catalonia involves more than 70 public entities and 350 private partners.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
Exeter's new Passivhaus 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
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
Orbital Forest, a balance between the city and nature rediscovered
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

At a time when some countries are talking about walls, In Tirana we are building a wall of trees to oxygenate the city. The 1st strategic objective in Boeri ‘s General Local Plan 2030 proposes an “Orbital Forest” of 2 million trees, encircling Tirana, acting as a green belt to prevent urban sprawl.  “Don’t underestimate the power of children,” says Tirana’s mayor, Erion Veliaj, "A city for our kids, is a city for all.” The forest ring is populated by kids’ “birthday trees”, planted by families.  We not only create a better future for our children, but we also raise children that will keep this future safe.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Walking the street! ¡Haciendo la Calle! kalea eginez! Citizen laboratory
Organisation : Bilbao/Bizkaia/Urbanbat , Spain

The context of “High neighborhoods of Bilbao” offers a very interesting moment to develop a project like this. The City Council was designing an agenda of actions for the period 2016-2020 and in a parallel way the Coordinator of Social Groups of the district realized their own participatory diagnosis of the area. Through a few citizen laboratories, neighbours, municipal technicians, socio-cultural agents and artists to collaborate, recognize each other, share experiences and work on the design strategies that contribute to improve the neighbourhood in a more sustainable and inclusive way.

 

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
Circular Berlin
Organisation : Berlin , Germany

Circular Berlin is an open initiative promoting a collaborative environment to unlock the potential of cross-sectorial connectivity and to accelerate Berlin's transition to a circular city. Current objectives are:

  • Connect Berlin local initiatives operating in the area of Circular Economy 
  • Identify cross-sectorial potentials for knowledge creation and exchange
  • Search for projects ready for replication and launch new pilots at the district and city level

The focus is on construction and the built environment, food and agriculture, and textile and fashion, as well as on eco-design, material, and recycling.

The ultimate goal to identify best practices for and in Berlin!

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityHousingLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Support open data standards
Green Factor: Adapting urban public spaces to climate change
City/Region : Durango Local Council , Spain

The Green Factor approach aims to mitigate the harmful effects on the environment and improve people’s health by developing the Faktore Berdea tool, in an attempt to adapt public spaces to climate change. Designing public spaces using carefully selected vegetation and appropriate materials mitigates the flood risk, reduces the heat island effect in urban areas, and improves the quality and liveability of public spaces, thus increasing the positive health effects for the residents, and adapting the city to the risks of climate change.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • 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
BIO-COOP.ORG: Living Healthy | Living with Nature | Living Affordable
Organisation : BIO-COOP.ORG , Austria

We are launching a global platform to revolutionize, the view of humanity in terms of housing.

Having a home, a roof over our head is a basic need. It is a human right and not a commodity. Buildings are essential for everyone.

Buildings effect: Global warming, air pollution, water scarcity. (Cement Industry: 2,2 Billion Tonnes  CO2 Emissions/Year; Energy Consumption: 32%; Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions: 19%.)

Through our platform you learn about the impact living has on health, environment and how to save money through natural living. We achieve the essential change of mindset for the majority leading to efficiency improvement in behavior.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • 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
Legazpi Klima: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategy
City/Region : Legazpi , Spain

Legazpi Local Council has prepared a Sustainable Development and Climate Change Strategy, known as Legazpi Klima 2030.

It is a reflection on how we envisage Legazpi will be in 15 years time: what energy we will be using, how we will travel around, which economic sectors we want to drive, what problems climate change will cause, how we will protect ourselves, how we will address ageing, and how we will look after the natural environment.

Councillors, municipal technicians and the citizens of Legazpi were involved in preparing the Diagnosis and the Action Plan.
Both the Diagnosis and the 2017-2024 Action Plan have also been published in “Lectura Fácil” [Easy Ready] so that can be understood by people with reading difficulties.

Agendas addressed
Climate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Urban DNA
City/Region : Murcia City Hall , Spain

Urban DNA: the next step in integrated and participative urban regeneration & revitalisation, applied in neighbourhoods that have not fully deteriorated yet, but are at risk of worsening and show signs of decline (e.g. degentrification, identity-loss, declining quality of life, insecurity, lesser desirability, physical deterioration, migration problems, etc. and problems associated to “old” neighbourhoods.
The cornerstone of the project being a full scale citizen participation process on many levels through the three phases of identification, agitation and projection/evaluation, using tools like “Urban acupuncture” & “City Labs” to co-create better neighbourhoods for our citizens and increase their overall quality of life.

 

Agendas addressed
Greenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air qualityPublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • 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
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
Alba Iulia Smart City Pilot Project
City/Region : Alba Iulia , Romania

Alba Iulia Smart City 2018 is a pilot project which aims to make Alba Iulia Municipality the first smart city in Romania. it is no surprise the project is taking place this year, as it celebrates 100 years of Romanian unification, which took place in Alba Iulia in 1918.

The smart city project covers, among others: smart lightning systems, smart parking, smart mobility,  e-governance, smart administration, 5G networks, smart energy consumption, smart businesses, health, smart education, LoRaWAN technology and innovation labs.

Through the project  Alba-Iulia will also offer visitors and residents the opportunity to connect to WiFi hotspots in public places and on public transport and to run e-errands on the municipality's website.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Public spaceLocal 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
  • 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
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
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
Sustainable repair in the automotive industry
Organisation : BeNeLux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) , Netherlands

nitiativeWe have developed a programme where the automotive industry on one side and their customers (like consumer organisations, insurers, car-leasing companies and fleetowners) on the other side, participate. Objective is to constantly improve the sustainability during the life cycle of vehicles. Customers (as mentioned before) want's to have repair and maintenance done by garages and workshops that doe it propperly, but also on a sustainable way. Garages and bodyshops are certified if the work sustainable, in line with the book of requirements, that is administrated by the earlier mentioned consumers. In the Benelux more than 2.000 companies participate.    

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • 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
  • 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
Kunststoffschmiede. Open Workshop & Development Laboratory for Plastic Recycling
Organisation : Konglomerat e.V. Dresden , Germany

Our goal is to overcome the status quo of linear design, non-recycling waste management and negative public stance towards plastics in favour of a truly sustainable circular economy. The open workshop functions as the basis for our transformative action: It puts the practical action of the individual at the center of things, empowering each participant to be part of the solution to the plastic problem.

Kunststoffschmiede is an integral part of both #Rosenwerk and Precious Plastic. #Rosenwerk is a 600m² self-organised open workshop, fablab and makerspace in Dresden. Precious Plastic is a global network for manual DIY plastic recycling.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceLocal 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
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
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 at 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
Ghent en Garde: Transforming the food system
AWARD
City/Region : City of Ghent , Belgium

Ghent en Garde has brought significant change to the local food system. Through participative governance models, including a food policy council, Ghent’s food policy has moved from launching small-scale initiatives to bringing structural change to the food system. It is decreasing food waste, making food procurement more sustainable, scaling up short food supply chains and improving access to food. 7% of the citizens are now vegetarians, local food is booming through new farmers markets and through a new logistics platform for professional buyers, 300 tonnes of food waste has been redistributed in a 10 month period to 19,000 people in poverty, and we have connected 120 stakeholders on improving access to sustainable and healthy food.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial 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
  • 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
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
"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
Co-creating a sustainable future for France’s second city: The power of community
Organisation : Civocracy and Ville de Lyon , France , France

At the end of 2016, the government of the Ville de Lyon (France) began working with Civocracy (a CivicTech company centred on citizen participation and co-creation) on a longitudinal transformation project in order to create a better, more sustainable society for their community through engaging their citizens.

The city’s public sector workers are consulting citizens on a range of sustainability and public service infrastructure subjects, including the urban planning of green spaces, education structures, improved public transportation, and the regulation of city temperatures during periods of hot weather.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Guimarães, a Smart City for All
City/Region : Guimarães , Portugal

Guimarães, a Smart City for All focuses on the transformation of Guimarães into a sustainable, attractive, lively and wealthy city, through the integrated implementation of 12 transformative projects, which focus on digital solutions, public participation, science, innovation and knowledge.

Guimarães aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and  Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Guimarães, a Smart City for All is a transformative programme, which is for and includes the participation of citizens. Thus,  Guimarães, a Smart City for All is not just a sustainable project, is is a resilient action too.

 

 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
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
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
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
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
Civic imagination: Giving value to citizen engagement
City/Region : City of Bologna , Italy

By adopting a regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the City for the care and regeneration of urban commons, Bologna Municipality started a process that opened the door to a more participatory way of government: for citizens and with citizens.  Associations, individual citizens or informal groups can enter into Collaboration Pacts with the City to improve public spaces; an Office of Civic Imagination works full time on innovative policies to engage citizens; the Comunità web portal is available to share ideas and projects, and 6 Permanent District Labs allow citizens to interact with the City and co-design projects.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial 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
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Nerbioi-Ibaizabal Supramunicipal Sustainability Office
AWARD
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 were 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
Project "OSE On S'entreprend Ensemble à Grande-Synthe"
City/Region : City of Grande-Synthe , France

In our territory, the economic model is characterized by wage labour, industrial culture, territorial polarisation and persistence of unequal distribution of resources. This is leading to a deepened social divide, oil dependency and planned obsolescence, which is no longer able to help us cope with the ecological, social and economic challenges the city is facing.

The objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the social, economic and ecological resilience of our territory through the setting-up of innovative grassroots entrepreneurial communities. A cultural change on how everyone can/has to contribute to a more sustainable and fairer economic model will be initiated.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • 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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
A NEW REAL BOTANIC GARDEN, A NEW DISTRICT
Organisation : Creect NGO, Cartagena , Spain

In October 2015 CREECT NGO started the project for the restitution of what was one of the first botanical gardens in the world. Also some of the most unknown; The Royal Botanic Garden of Cartagena of the XVIIIth century located today in Los Mateos, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Spain.

An agreement was signed with the City Council of Cartagena, which gave way to the creation of a forum where exports met. Another agreement  was signed with the university UPCT, through which 15 architectural students would develop the new real botanic garden of Cartagena. This was just the beginning.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Public Space - City Grace
City/Region : City of Tirana , Albania

The reallocation of existing public spaces and the development of new ones, is one of the main objectives for making Tirana a more sustainable and healthy city. Such actions aim to strengthen the social functions of the city space allowing the development of the right community dynamics that in the end contribute to societal sustainability. The requalification of Skanderbeg Square as a pedestrian, recreational space available to the public especially aims to stimulate a cultural shift in our society where we are more concerned about wellbeing rather than wealth.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
ENERGY AWARENESS TRAINING IN SCHOOL AND MUNICIPALITY
City/Region : ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY , Turkey

This project fouces on giving Energy Efficiency Awareness Training to municipal employees and students and is carried out by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

The purpose of the project is to create an energy efficiency culture, behavioral change and energy awareness among students and municipal employees. Through this project Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has organized energy awareness conferences and presentations in public institutions, schools and public spaces. Through these energy trainings, we aim to raise awareness among the following groups.
- Students, 
- Teachers, 
- Educational Institutions,
 - Public Space, 
During the two-month period, 4386 students and 1000 municipal employees were given energy awareness training in the 37 educational institutions.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
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
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Roca Umbert Art's Factory-culture and innovation for development through artists' residency programm
Organisation : Granollers/Barcelona/ Roca Umbert Art's Factory , Spain

Roca Umbert Arts’ Factory is a vibrant cultural place open to everyone and in continuous transformation. It is committed to the creative processes, the artistic creation and the dialogue between different arts. It also promotes the access to culture for everyone and it contributes to sustainable development.

The Factory is a unique place where the visual arts, music and dance are mixed with the creation of innovative ideas, cultural heritage and technology, as well as popular culture. They are linked to be experienced in any of the contemporary arts, and to be shared with the citizens.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial 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
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Social Empowerment as an Antidote to sustainable Urban Transformation
City/Region : Kadıköy Municipality , Turkey

Kadıköy's transformative action involves including the direct participation of citizens and urban stakeholders in the creation of social spaces. This new “public spaces” approach is solidified by;
• Co-production spaces supporting collective production
• Enhancing social diversity
• Creating Learning Spaces
• Supporting Social Innovation
• Increasing Social Interaction
• Supporting participative design via Co-creation
• Increasing experience exchange and Social Learning
• Strengthening Collective Decision-Making  and Social Solidarity
Kadıköy Design Atelier, Kadıköy Academy, İDEA Kadıköy workspace, Kadıköy women solidarity network Potlatch, re-purposed historical heritage buildings, all share the determination of Kadıköy to use space as a transformative tool. 

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial 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
  • Create and close local value chains
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
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
Bayrampasa Former Area Urban Transformation Project
City/Region : Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality , Turkey

The Bayrampasa Project is an urban transformation project. Bayrampasa is a district in Istanbul which has been identified as an earthquake-vulnerable zone. As a result, the Former Prison in Bayrampasa has been demolished and is being replaced with earthquake resistant dwellings. The buildings will be environmentally and eco-friendly and through the project we hope to improve and strengthen neigbourhood ties. The project will bring new living spaces to approximately 10 thousand people who will live in 2.277 dwellings, so this is social project for people who live in risky building is eartquake.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceHousing
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
İki Elin Sesi Var, Children’s Symphony Orchestra
City/Region : Eskişehir Tepebaşı municipality , Turkey

“İki Elin Sesi Var, Children’s Symphony Orchestra” was established by Eskişehir Tepebaşı municipality in January 2015, thanks to sponsorships and municipal funding. The orchestra provides a social and cultural space for thousands of children in the municipality and allows them to participate in the arts. It is also hoped that the programme will help reduce drug and crime rates in the municipality.

Through participating in the orchestra, the children gain motivation and self-confidence and improve their social and teamwork skills through music.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
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
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP): A project aiming to revolutionize the transition towards clean energy
Organisation : P2PEP , Macedonia

P2P Energy Protocol (P2PEP) aims to revolutionize, boost convenience, increase efficiency and lower costs for all parties aspiring to make the transition towards clean energy. Through the P2PEP Platform, clean Energy can de directly traded peer to peer. P2PEP is an advanced solution based on the blockchain technology, PEP is a payment token for energy trading over the network. P2PEP uses a standard electronic Confirmation Matching (eCM) which is the established standard for energy trading. eCM helps to reduce operational risk, cost and delays when processing confirmations.The P2PEP platform is meant to connect, and bring reliability and stability to the market.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Climate changePublic spaceSocial 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
Mobi Cascais
City/Region : Câmara Municipal de cascais , Portugal

Mobi Cascais is an integrated mobility platform which includes several modes of transportation (train, bus, car-sharing), as well as parking within one single technology platform. The platform, which is exclusive to Cascais,  is used by both visitors and residents and has great potential to be replicated elsewhere.

Mobi Cascais promotes transparent and easy access to public transportation for all citizens and promotes the use of public transportation by facilitating the intermobility between private cars and modes of public transports.

Smart city principles are applied through the merged modes of transportation and parking in one single application which can be accessed on a smartphone or directly in our citizen shops.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobility
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
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