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Urban planning as a way of reducing energy use

What type of urban planning should we develop to satisfy housing, mobility and consumption needs in an energy-efficient way? What infrastructures can increase territories’ energy sufficiency? How should we change our modes of transport and the way we use public space in the future? How can we encourage short supply chains?


"Caserne De Bonne" eco-district, in Grenoble (FR).

Proposals for energy-efficient urban planning:

5.1. Make planning system drive territory’s energy transition

  • Barcelona (ES),
  • Munich (DE),
  • Frankfurt (DE).

5.2. Prepare an energy retrofitting plan for the whole building stock

  • Brussels (BE),
  • London (GB),
  • Utrecht (NL).

5.3. Ensure that new neighbourhoods are “100%” renewable

  • Frederikshavn (DK),
  • Malmö (SE),
  • Hamburg (DE),
  • Heidelberg (DE).

5.4. Plan modal shift to sustainable transport

  • Odense (DK),
  • Ghent (BE),
  • Koprivnica (HR).

5.5. Transform railway stations into territorial structuring hubs

  • Utrecht (NL),
  • Freiburg (DE),
  • Breda (NL).

5.6. Design a street code to favour walking and cycling

  • Copenhagen (DK),
  • London (GB),
  • Strasbourg (FR),
  • Barcelona (ES).

5.7. Implement goods delivery schemes

  • Utrecht (NL),
  • La Rochelle (FR),
  • San Sebastian-Donostia (ES).


5.8. Think commercial urban planning differently to improve quality of life

  • Metz (FR),
  • Almere (NL),
  • Lyon (FR).

Go to:

1. Empowering local actors
2. Knowing our territories’ resources and flows
3. Rethinking finance in general
4. Inventing a new local governance

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30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns 30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns

In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a process aimed at making and debating proposals for accelerating the energy transition
of European cities and towns. These proposals are based on
innovative approaches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices. They provide practical answers and link today’s action to the long-term vision of a low energy city with a high quality of life for all.



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30 Energy Cities’ proposals for the energy transition of cities and towns

Whith the support of Covenant of Mayors Imagine Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de lâ€â„¢Homme Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie
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THE PROPOSALS
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1. Empowering local players
2. Knowing our territories' resources and flows
3. Rethink financing solutions
4. Inventing new local governance
5. Urban planning as a way of reducing energy use
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