Heritage cities’ energy transformation: lessons and experiences on legal and regulatory restrictions, new technological solutions and digitalisation

Organiser: POCITYF project and EURADA’s Smart Heritage Cities Working Group (WG)

Thursday, 21 July 2022 | 9:00h – 13:00h

Room Seminar 2

Format: World Café

The side event will be held in the framework of both the POCITYF project whose major goal is to deliver a set of Positive Energy Blocks (PEBs; balance between energy consumption and production at local level) in the Lighthouse cities of Evora (PT) and Alkmaar (NL) and boost their replication in 6 fellow cities and EURADA’s Smart Heritage Cities Working Group (WG) which was established to gather expertise on the topics of smart cities and communities and PEBs in cultural heritage areas.

Programme:

The side event will focus on the challenging issues heritage cities face in transforming and adapting their historic and protected sites to carve a positive energy future. It will take the format of an interactive hybrid discussion in two-parts and will last for 180 minutes.

Part 1 – Round table

Ceciel Nieuwenhout and Laia Guitart Caritg (University of Groeningen):

  • “Legal/regulatory framework for sustainable cities and positive energy districts” The legal/regulatory framework for sustainable cities and positive energy districts is lagging behind on the technical possibilities, making the realization of such projects sometimes difficult. This presentation, based on the POCITYF research project, goes into the barriers you may encounter and how to deal with them from an early stage onwards.

Niels Sijpheer (Van Alckmaer; online):

  • “Preparing the replacement of 179 cultural-historical homes of Bloemwijk” Bloemwijk (flower-neighborhood) is a classical Dutch cultural-historical inner-city. It will be renewed by 170 new houses and apartments. The first phase of this project is related to Pocityf and will be energy-pocityf. During this session we take you along the process of the social, legislative and technical preparation in the Dutch context.

Other speakers

Nuno Bilo (Municipality of Évora)- Evora Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Evora case study”

Susanne Nieuwenhuijs (Alkmaar municipality)- Alkmaar Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Alkmaar case study”

Ourania Kostara (Municipality of Ioannina) – Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Ioannina case study”

Julia Pereira (EDP – Energias de Portugal) – POCITYF Project Manager:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Hvidovre case study”

Tadej Vunderl (Celje Municipality)- Celje Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Celje case study”

Leo Weinek (Ujpest Municipality)- Ujpest Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Ujpest case study”

Jose Villar (Granada Municipality)- Granada Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Granada case study”

Luigi Ranieri (Bari Municipality)- Bari Site Manager POCITYF:

  • “Sharing experience on the topic of Smart Cities: Bari case study”

 

Part 2 – World cafè

Participants will be invited to distribute among small groups to elaborate more on sub-questions related to the topic.

Andreas Jaeger (ICLEI):

  • “Untapping the transformation potential of neighbourhood-level regeneration schemes” Local governments have the opportunity to translate climate ambition and energy targets into integrated actions that span across sectors and deliver a range of co-benefits. In his presentation, Andreas Jaeger from the local government network ICLEI, will provide an overview of common neighbourhood-level scheme features, identifying successes as well as challenges encountered and highlighting good replicable practices across Europe.

Moderators

  • Ivana Rae Almora (EURADA)
  • Julia Pereira (EDP)
  • Andreas Jaeger (ICLEI)

Keynote speakers

Part 1

  • Ceciel Nieuwenhout and Laia Guitart Caritg (University of Groeningen)
  • Niels Sijpheer (Van Alckmaer; online)
  • Nuno Bilo (Municipality of Évora)
  • Susanne Nieuwenhuijs (Alkmaar municipality)
  • Ourania Kostara (Municipality of Ioannina)
  • Julia Pereira (EDP – Energias de Portugal)
  • Tadej Vunderl (Celje Municipality)
  • Leo Weinek (Ujpest Municipality)
  • Jose Villar (Granada Municipality)
  • Luigi Ranieri (Bari Municipality)

Part 2

  • Andreas Jaeger (ICLEI)
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