URBAN LEARNING - Integrative energy planning of urban areas
Collective learning for improved governance

Integrative Energy Planning

Climate neutral cities are the main goal of EU climate objectives. Climate neutral urban districts, eco districts, Climate positive districts, low carbon society, carbon neutral society or low carbon footprint, are all phrases often used as starting point to transform cities into climate neutral areas.

Although the topic of climate is a part of environment policy it is inseparably connected to energy policy as well. Integrative energy planning of urban areas promoted and developed through the URBAN LEARNING project is meant to enhance the capacity of public authorities to improve the ways and means to integrate energy aspects into urban planning processes. City and agency representatives from Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Zaanstad and Zagreb are in the process of improving their approaches towards integrative energy planning in urban areas. Though every city has its own story, all agreed that the following topics are central in the integrative energy and urban planning process:



  1. Strategic framework

  2. Legal framework

  3. Instruments

  4. Stakeholders

  5. Inspection and monitoring tools


The Urban learning project dealt with all these topics that are crucial for integrative energy and urban planning. The findings are summarized in a Toolbox that can be used by cities as an inspiration to start and then carry out the processes needed to fully establish integrative energy and urban planning as a business-as-usual practice at the city level.

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