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By Béatrice Karas, Blandine Pidoux on 3 October 2018

November 2018

Heat Planning & Mapping in Europe
12 November 13:00-16:00, Aalborg, Denmark
Workshop organised by Euroheat & Power, as part of the Hotmaps project and as a pre-event to the 4DH conference
Exchanging and understanding methodologies, tools, concepts and results from the H2020 projects HOTMAPS, PLANHEAT, THERMOS and HEAT ROADMAP EUROPE
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European Innovation Partneship on Smart Cities and Communities : Matchmaking
Wednesday 14 November, Barcelona, Spain
Organised during the Smart City Expo World Congress, this initiative is designed to facilitate interactions between actors in urban development smart initiatives and the financial sector through one-to-one discussions of approximately half-an-hour.
As projects developed without sufficiently considering the financial aspects from the early design phase tend to fail. The matchmaking can be the right place where projects that are being designed can be unveiled to financiers and investors and:
- receive their feedback on the project
- identify main risks and suggestions on how to handle them, to enhance the project’s financial stability
- learn from the beginning about the opportunities to financially sustain the project and the conditions that the various financial institutions apply.
- create long term relationships that can ultimately lead to actual financial support to the project.
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Defining the Future of Decision and Policy Making through Big Data
Wednesday 14 November 15:30-17:30, Vienna, Austria
Workshop organised by BDVA (Big Data Value Association) during the European Big Data Value Forum in Vienna
The workshop will prensent a series of results released by the Big Policy Canvas project and future research challenges and application scenarios related to the use of big data in policy making
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Renewable Networking Platform workshop
Thursday 15 November 12:30-17:00, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Organised in the framework of Klimaatverbond Nederland conference, this Renewable Networking Platform workshop will look at the spatial and regional consequences of local, sustainably generated energy. What opportunities does it offer for local democracy ? Is wind and solar energy a public issue or is it social property ? What political leadership is needed ? How do neighbouring cities in other countries approach this ? Coopem from Belgium, PlymouthEnergy from England and the European Commission will share their insights and experiences. Together we look for obstacles and opportunities in The Netherlands.
Workshop language : English

Venice City Solutions 2018 - Financing the SDGs at local level
From 16 to 17 November, venice, Italy
Co-organised by UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNCDF and United Cities and Local Governments
This first edition of the Venice City Solutions wants to explore how to make SDGs a reality for all from the local level. The event wants to bring a multi-level contribution on existing solutions and challenges to finance the SDGs at local level.
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How can a local government encourage ambitious renovations of condominiums?
Thursday 22 November, Antwerp, Belgium
Organised as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project
At this conference, you will discover the outlines of the urban and energy policy of the city of Antwerp. Learn how a local government can collaborate with syndics, home-owners associations and construction professionals to boost energy retrofitting of condominiums / multi-appartment dwellings!

18th OIPD Conference - Citizen initiative and direct democracy
Tuesday 27 November, Barcelona Spain
Organised by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy
The proposed organisation of the 2018 Barcelona IOPD Conference and Assembly is intended to be the result of a process of debate and exchange of ideas and practices, based on the cornerstones of citizen initiatives and direct democracy, as ways of encouraging inclusive participation. This exchange will continue from now until the conference in November 2018.
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December 2018

Rencontres nationales Territoires de l’après-pétrole : L’atout du paysage
From 5 to 6 December, Bassin minier et Musée du Louvre Lens, France
Organisé par le Collectif Paysages de l’après-pétrole et la Mission Bassin Minier
Comment construire les paysages de l’après-pétrole ? Confronter 7 expériences européennes de transition écologique.
Pour économiser les ressources, les territoires en transition utilisent leurs forces vives humaines et naturelles locales. Pour que les nouveaux équipements soient bien acceptés, ils prennent en compte les usages et les représentations des populations. La transformation des territoires par les approches paysagères permet de relever les défis de la transition écologique. Ces approches apportent des solutions d’aménagement adaptées aux enjeux locaux énergétiques et sociaux. Les expériences de sept territoires européens alimenteront ces Rencontres nationales « paysages de l’après-pétrole » par leur cas concrets et éprouvés.
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INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING - Cities at the heart of the energy transition
Tuesday 11 December, Madrid, Spain
Final conference of the EU funded smart cities project EU-GUGLE
Building on the experiences of pioneer cities involved in large scale energy efficiency projects, the conference will bring together urban planners, local policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and energy efficiency experts to discuss effective approaches and solutions to energy efficient urban planning and renovation.
Intent on delivering enabling knowledge to potential replicators, the conference will focus on sharing lessons learnt and practical case studies on the following key topics:
- Technologies for affordable housing
- Financing instruments and business model
- Integrated planning
- Citizen engagement
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January 2019

European Energy Transition Conference
From 22 to 24 January, Dunkirk, France

April 2019

Energy Cities’ Annual conference
22-24 May 2019, Heidelberg, Germany
Energy Cities’ next annual conference will take place in Heidelberg from 22 to 24 May 2019, back to back with the International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2019). The host city is one of Germany’s leading cities on the Energytransition and climate action, with the objective of reducing 95% GHG by 2050. Moreover it is well-known for developing Bahnstadt, one of Europe’s largest passive neighbourhoods. Heidelberg signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008, and is a committed member of Energy Cities for over 20 years, holding the Presidency of its Board of Directors since 2005.
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Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia | Albertville France | Union of Communities of Armenia (AM) Armenia | Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida - Energy agency Portugal
Events to come
Webinaire: partage d’expérience Rouen Cit’ergie
Monday 19 November 14:30-16:15

How can a local government encourage ambitious renovations of condominiums?
Thursday 22 November

Hydrogène et Mobilité Urbaine en Europe
From 22 to 24 November

18th IOPD Conference - Citizen initiative and direct democracy
Tuesday 27 November

Forum Smart City : Objectif Zéro Carbone
From 27 to 28 November

Webinar - Make your municipal budget climate-friendly!
Tuesday 27 November 13:30-15:00

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