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IMAGINE

Objectives

Energy Cities started the IMAGINE initiative in 2006 as a follow-up of a discussion with member cities interested in the long-term perspective and a visioning approach of energy and territorial issues.

Need for change

The main idea behind this initiative lies in the fact that although an increasing number of cities are committing themselves to achieving the European objectives, notably through the Covenant of Mayors, they are also coming up against several obstacles. One of them being the difficulty for cities, their stakeholders and citizens to imagine, evaluate and accept the extent of the changes that are needed. Helping overcome such obstacles is the objective of the IMAGINE initiative as a platform for foresight, collaboration and exchanges, leading to action and change.

A vision for the future of cities

The IMAGINE initiative focuses on inspiring change and developing the concept of “low-energy city with a high quality of life for all” in order to contribute to enriching the reflections and strategies of social, institutional and economic players at all levels.

In this framework, the idea of an INTERREG project proposal is based on the efforts of cities, among which some have been participating in the IMAGINE initiative by attending seminars or starting to involve local stakeholders in the definition of a local vision towards a low-energy future for their city.

The project gathers 10 partners: Energy Cities - coordinator, HafenCity Univerty-academic partner, and 8 pilot-cities.
These partners have committed to engaging local stakeholders around the local authority in order to build together their local Energy Roadmaps 2050.

PROJECTDATA
Programme INTERREG IVC
Leader Energy Cities
Partners Energy Cities (coordinator) ; Hafen City University Hamburg (supporting partner) ; 8 pilot cities: Bistrita (RO), Dobrich (BG), Figueres (ES), Lille (FR), Milton-Keynes (GB), Modena (IT), Munich (DE), Odense (DK)
Websites Project website: www.imaginelowenergycities.eu

Resource Centre: www.energy-cities.eu/imagine

Contact Stephane Dupas - Project manager
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WELCOME TO NEWEST MEMBERS:
Agencia de Energia & Ambiente da Arrabida-local agency Portugal | Mariupol Ukraine | Cities Northern Netherlands Belgium | Lisboa e-nova - local agency Portugal | ALDA-European Association for Local Democracy Italy
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Events to come
Covenant of Mayors Workshop - From political vision to project development: Implementing long-term energy planning in cities
Thursday 16 March 11:00-14:00

Smart and Healthy Transport in cities
From 4 to 5 April

Energy Cities’ 2017 Conference - 2050 Starts Today
From 26 to 28 April

Covenant of Mayors workshop: The Covenant of Mayors going national - Collaboration perspectives
Wednesday 26 April 09:00-15:00

38th Euroheat & Power Congress
From 14 to 17 May

Global Learning Forum
From 17 to 19 May

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