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Sinfonia Webinar series “Smart City talks"

SCIS Editor
06 May 2020

Sinfonia's “Smart City talks” is a series of 6 webinars that will share the experiences of the Sinfonia pilot cities, exploring best practices and tools for urban energy planning, strategies for citizen engagement and the policy framework. All of it, aspiring to create a sustainable future for citizens and enterprises through the knowledge transfer from experienced actors.

The fifth webinar “How to engage users in public renovation works” will take place on Wednesday, 13 May, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CET and will shed light upon effective strategies for engaging users in public renovation works, discussing how to allure residents while using the interesting example of school children as a vector to captivate the public. In addition, the Stakeholder toolkit discussed in the third Sinfonia webinar will be revised from the user’s perspective.


  • Theoretical background of stakeholder involvement (Hanna Krimm, alpS GmbH)
  • Stakeholder involvement of pupils (Innsbruck case) and introduction to the Stakeholder Toolkit (Kathrin Schwab, alpS GmbH)
  • Engaging tenants in public renovation works (Bolzano case) (TBD, Municipality of Bolzano)



SINFONIA is a pioneering project which aims to achieve 40 to 50% energy savings and increase the share of renewables by 20%. This has been done through an integrated set of measures combining the retrofitting of more than 100,000 m2 of living surface, optimisation of the electricity grid, and solutions for district heating and cooling in the two pilot cities of Innsbruck and Bolzano. Yet this cutting-edge initiative goes beyond and promotes large-scale replication in other Europeans cities, trough transferability and scalability.


17 June - Are public policies fitted to boost building renovations? 

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24 January - Becoming a Smart city: How did they do it? (video here)

19 February - Investing in deep refurbishment: Is it worth it? (video here)

12 March - Integrated energy planning: good practices for municipalities
2 April – Tools to get urban energy planning right (video here)