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City Changer Cargo Bike. Transforming a Lot
Organisation : Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilitaet - Austrian Mobility Research FGM - AMOR , Austria

Within the project, the limitless potential of cargo bikes promoting their usage amongst public, private, and commercial users will be exploited. Supported by the Horizon 2020 programme, City Changer Cargo Bike (CCCB) brings together 20 partners in the quest to achieve a faster, more cost-effective and larger-scale deployment of this sustainable mobility option. Assessing best practices across Europe, CCCB will raise awareness and support the uptake of cargo bikes and cargo bike initiatives. In doing so, the project will foster exciting developments that offer more sustainable logistics operations, improve public spaces, engage citizens, reduce traffic congestion and promote local start-ups.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
We accelerate Berlin’s transition towards becoming a Circular City
Organisation : Circular City - Zirkuläre Stadt e.V. , Germany

We are reshaping Berlin’s metabolism by applying circular principles in the fields of strategy & urban planning, product & material design, food & biomass, and textile & fashion. Having a strong focus on community, we offer platforms for engagement and knowledge exchange and support local actors through collaboration.

Agendas addressed
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Support open data standards
Circular Economy Club (CEC) "European Cities" Chapter During Local Sessions
Organisation : Circular Economy Club , United Kingdom

Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the international network of circular economy professionals. With CEC local chapters in 240 cities worldwide, 82 of which are in Europe (e.g.: Berlin, Helsinki, Madrid, Prague, Sofia, Torino, etc). CEC organizers gather local communities to implement circularity and run global initiatives such as the Circular Economy Mapping Week 2018, resulting in the largest open-source database of +3,000 initiatives. And the annual and decentralized event: Circular Cities Week (CCW) happening in more than 40 European cities where professionals identify circular opportunities and will both urge and support their Mayors to issue local circular strategies.

Agendas addressed
Climate changeSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Decarbonisation
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • 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
Fritidsbanken Umeå - a sharing service with environmental impact
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City/Region : Umeå kommun , Sweden

Fritidsbanken Umeå is a public library for sports-equipment, toys and leisure items. Here you can borrow equipment for active leisure, such as skis, skates, rollerblades, life jackets, snowboards and more. We also supply equipment in parasport. The lending period is 14 days.

The idea came from a clergyman who saw that parents called in their children sick when the school had sport outings because they could not equip them properly. Since then the concept has spread throughout Sweden and today there are 89 Fritidsbanken libraries.

* Everyone can borrow
* Everything is free of charge
* Focus on the environment

Agendas addressed
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
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Cocreating a Climate-Neutral Leuven: Developing and Implementing Leuven 2030’s Roadmap
Organisation : Leuven 2030 , Belgium

By harnessing the power of its network, Leuven 2030 has (1) created a comprehensive Roadmap to a carbon-neutral future, (2) united stakeholders behind it, and (3) developed an innovative governance model to begin to implement it. The Roadmap, wide in its scope and high in ambition, has accelerated momentum for climate action and signals a new, mature phase in Leuven’s push for carbon neutrality.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
The bidirectional fotolinera of Molins de Rei
City/Region : Metropolitan Area of Barcelona , Spain

A fotolinera is a photovoltaic pergola, usually located next to a public building, which is equipped with a charging spot for electric vehicles. Therefore, energy to charge cars is no longer coming from fossil fuels but from a renewable source. In addition, whenever there are no cars to be charged, the energy is used by the public building. In addition, the fotolinera of Molins is equipped with V2G technology, a type of connection which allows energy flow on both directions. The battery of the car can be used as an energy source.

 

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityGreenfield land and natural spaceClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
"Emprender para Incluir II” (Startups/entrepreneurs for social inclusion)
Organisation : Fundación Cepaim Acción Integral con Migrantes , Spain

Emprender para Incluir II” (Startups for social inclusion) is an educational project that aims to develop and implement business projects carried out by young people, aged 16 and older, in formal educational centers of Social Economy. The main objective is to foster the Entrepreneurial Culture and the Social Economy among the participants through experiential workshops based on methodologies in which participants learn by doing. This project has been developed in different territories of the Region Murcia (Spain). It should be noted that this project is in line with Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations, specifically SDG 4, “Quality Education

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
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
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
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
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