SEARCH FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTIONS - 111

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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
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
Spring into Climate Protection: „Karlsruhe Green City“ with „Karlsruhe Climate Spring“
City/Region : City of Karlsruhe , Germany

The transformative action “Karlsruhe Green City” has been running since 2016. An exemplary highlight was the “Karlsruhe Climate Spring” in May 2019 (www.karlsruhe-macht-klima.de/klimafruehling.de). This campaign period was organized as part of the City’s awareness raising measures on climate change. It reflected the wide range of citizen and NGO initiatives and ideas on climate protection. During one month, numerous local stakeholders and the City administration promoted a more climate-friendly lifestyle. The varied programme included lectures, excursions, guided tours, participatory activities, climate-friendly festivals and other creative contributions. The importance of climate protection for a healthy "Green City" was thus experienced in many ways.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
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
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
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
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
Lousada: Integrated Education for Sustainability
City/Region : Municipality of Lousada , Portugal

Lousada is implementing an innovative way of educating for sustainability. Environmental education is being informally embedded in many different actions across the whole society, so that good environmental practices become natural and needed, without necessarily titling initiatives as ‘green propaganda’.

We are working with schools, private businesses and land owners, cultural groups, sports teams, parishes, the elderly, and many other groups to transform the socio-cultural and economic paradigm in this markedly rural community. We are inspiring and supporting alternative ways of creating conservation areas and job opportunities, engaging the community in doing so while taking care of their natural resources.

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
  • 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
  • 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
8 Ways Your Roof Can Help Tackle Air Pollution
City/Region : AGARTALA , India

Birds, butterflies and various insects perish as their natural habitat dwindles rapidly. Rooftop plantation will bring back such natural beauty which is no longer seen in the polluted cities of the world.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
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
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
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
STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, LAMINATION AND WATER TREATMENT
City/Region : LEGAZPI , Spain

The main goal of the project is to study the existing possibilities in Legazpi to implement Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUD) systems.

The increase runoff coefficient caused by surface waterproofing and lower concentration times has forced us to address how the natural functions of soil in the water cycle can be restored.

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Circular economy for everyone
City/Region : City of Helsingborg , Sweden

In the city of Helsingborg we are aiming towards circular economy for everyone. Together with citizens, businesses and academia, the city has tested and implemented many different small- and large scale initiatives. Initiatives included in this transformative action are: A quality of life-program, waste collection on demand, an innovative industrial park, turning waste into resources (Vera Park), educating children in 3rd and 5th grade about how to manage a more sustainable lifestyle and a world unique three pipes circular sewer system.

 

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
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
Encourage climate-neutral initiatives and neighbourhoods by means of a subsidy
City/Region : City of Mechelen , Belgium

Are you tired of the bad news about climate change and do you want to do something positive for the climate together? Then this is your chance. Since 2012 we want to become climate neutral by 2030. Now we go a step further and give all inhabitants the opportunity to help build a climate-neutral Mechelen by providing support of up to 5000 euros. 
A workshop, Samentuinen, a shared chicken run, energy evenings, cooperative heat networks, collective renovation, cycling, electric driving. These are just a few of the possible projects that you can undertake with your neighbourhood or association. 

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
  • 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
  • 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
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
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
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
Adaptation to climate change according to ecosystems and territories
Organisation : Colegio de , Mexico

Geophysical study of the entities and population components, family production as eco-biological analysis to improve the quality of life in all aspects of the regions, in order to eliminate the technical gap and create a more egalitarian world, in reveal the relationship between the observable spatial visualizations of the patterns underlying these geographical territorial distributions, and human behavior, among other scientific research studies on the regions.

Agendas addressed
BiodiversityGreenfield land and natural spaceWater resources and air quality
Climate changeSocial 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
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
Climate-Smart District – a concept for participatory urban planning
City/Region : Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority , Finland

The concept ‘Climate-Smart District’ presents a large set of concrete participatory measures for shaping low-carbon and climate-resilient urban areas. The concept focuses especially on rail transport station areas, as nodes of sustainable transport and development, but can be applied generally in planning urban areas. The concept offers a three-step path towards the development of climate-smart station areas, including 70 measures in fields of climate change mitigation, resilience, circular economy and social sustainability and health. The measures will be applicable as a participatory web-tool for planners, developers, decisions makers and citizens in urban areas.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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
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
Citizen's debate on air quality in Lille
City/Region : City of Lille , France

The city of Lille organized a citizens' debate from February to June 2019 around the theme of outdoor air quality, in order to allow the inhabitants to act collectively with the municipality against air pollution. The objective of this debate was to inform and raise citizens' awareness of air pollution issues in order to formulate a manifesto to elected representatives presenting concrete solutions to improve the quality of outdoor air.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
SCOL’AIR project
City/Region : City of Lille , France

Anticipating the implementation of national regulations requiring French cities to check and improve air quality in establishments receiving young children, the city of Lille initiated the SCOL'AIR project in 2013.

This project is based on a cross-cutting approach that calls on the competence of many municipal services such as technical services for maintenance and works in public buildings, but also education and early childhood departments. Since 2013, many actions have been already put in place: awareness campaigns, training for teachers and staff members, installation of systems of measures for indoor air quality, works in school and nursery buildings.

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityPublic space
Pathways followed
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • 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
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