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SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition

Event Date: 
22 September 2020
Location: 
online

"The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition” is an online training course for cities and smart decision making.

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Join us in 2020 on a series of four online training courses to learn from the experiences of the SmartEnCity project partners and cities as well as selected external professionals from the field.

The aim of this online training course is to follow the steps of the “Cities4ZERO Urban Transformation Strategy for Cities’ Decarbonisation”, a methodology developed as part of the SmartEnCity project. It is designed to help you and your city to reach your own goals of decarbonisation.

In interactive sessions with hands-on examples, we will take you by the hand and explain the methodology step by step, thus encouraging you to start your own smart zero carbon transition today! Moreover, specially invited guest speakers from the Smart City community will bring in additional expertise.

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Overview

Lesson 1: The SmartEnCity Way towards Zero Carbon City: The Cities4ZERO Strategy and Integrated Energy Planning

Date: 20. February 2020 at 2 PM

Content: Moderated by Koldo Urrutia Azcona of TECNALIA Research & Innovation, this Panel Discussion with various SmartEnCity experts will introduce you to the Cities4ZERO Urban Transformation Strategy for Cities’ Decarbonisation (the Cities4ZERO Strategy) and Integrated Energy Planning (IEP). There will be a focus on the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg, Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz, speaking about their individual ways of approaching this journey.

Speakers:

  • Aitor Albaina Vivanco, City of Vitoria-Gasteiz, Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Jaanus Tamm, Tartu City Government, Lighthouse City Tartu
  • Peter Rathje, ProjectZero, Lighthouse City Sonderborg

 

Lesson 2: Mastering Governance & Political Barriers: Engage and Integrate

Date: April 2020 (exact date tbc)

Content: Moderated by Francisco Rodríguez Pérez-Curiel of TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Project Coordinator of SmartEnCity, this Panel Discussion with political representatives from the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg, Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz will focus on how governance can be secured through organizational setups.

Speakers:

  • Juan Carlos Escudero, City Council, Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor, Lighthouse City Tartu
  • Peter Rathje, ProjectZero, Lighthouse City Sonderborg

External Guest Speaker:

  • Baha Kuban, Demir Enerji (Remourban)

 

Lesson 3: Where Are We Now? City Analysis and Diagnosis

Date: June 2020 (exact date tbc)

Content: This third training course is focusing on the needs to be included in a city description according to the Paris Agreement, SmartEnCity, Covenant of Mayors, etc. and according to the visions of the cities. We will present the elements that we have included in the baselines and diagnoses in our three Lighthouse Cities, with a focus on Sonderborg. Follower City Asenovgrad will talk about their local approach.

Speakers:

  • Ivanka Pandelieva-Dimova, Sofia Energy Centre, Follower City Asenovgrad
  • Simon Stendorf Sørensen (tbc), PlanEnergi, Lighthouse City Sonderborg

 

Lesson 4: Envision and Planning: The SmartEnCity Planning Process

Date: 22. September 2020 

Content: This final training course will be illustrating how the planning process in practice has been used in the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz. What are the obstacles for actions and how are they solved? Additionally, we will present the approach from our Follower City Lecce. 

Speakers:

  • Merit Tatar, Institute of Baltic Studies, Lighthouse City Tartu
  • Michele De Santis, RINA Consulting S.p.A, Follower City Lecce
  • Alberto Ortiz De Elgea Olasolo, VISESA, Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz

External Guest Speaker

  • Judith Borsboom-van Beurden, Locality Europe & EIP-SCC

 

Want to stay informed? If you would like to receive more information about the "The SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition", including specific dates and reminders, please send a mail to info@smartencity.eu

Costs? No Costs! The online training course is free of charge and neither the course itself nor signing up for it comes with any obligations. We just want to share our knowledge with the world!