MAKING-CITY is a large-scale H2020 Smart Cities and Communities demonstration project focusing on Groningen (Netherlands) and Oulu (Finland). Together, these lighthouse cities develop new integrated strategies to address the urban energy system transformation towards low-carbon cities.
The insights of Groningen and Oulu are adopted by the six follower cities of Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Kadiköy (Turkey), León (Spain), Lublin (Poland), Poprad (Slovakia) and Vidin (Bulgaria). As the main goal, MAKING-CITY wants to apply the positive energy district approach as the core of the urban energy transition, with the districts producing more energy than what they consume. The project’s set of solutions includes positive energy buildings, renewable energy systems, energy sharing, electric mobility and smart IT.
Furthermore, MAKING-CITY focuses on non-technical solutions such as effective policy innovation, business models, new regulations and standards, or actions to increase energy awareness among citizens. One of the key elements of MAKING-CITY is a strong collaboration and knowledge transfer between the cities, triggering public and private investments in the developed energy solutions. The project will also foster the growth of new sustainable start-ups and small businesses, creating up to 4,000 new jobs.
Therewith MAKING-CITY will not just contribute to mitigating climate change, but also improve quality of life of the local citizens and stimulate the economy.
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