Smart and sustainable planning for cities and regions strives for digital innovation and the adoption of disruptive and clean technologies, while contributing to long-term environmental protection, developing new value propositions and adding to social justice.
SSPCR 2019 specifically wants to support the ‘transposition’ of research into practice and visionary approaches into (planning) policies and tools, to be applied by local authorities and decision-makers in an urban and regional context. SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
Special session on “Energy economics for smart and sustainable cities and regions”
Lead by Mr Simon Pezzutto from EURAC, the session presents new tools and approaches (at technological and policy level) to enable decarbonization of EU cities. Also HOTMAPS and GRETA projects tools have been here presented.
Title: “PLANHEAT: a new Open-Source and Integrated Tool to support EU public authorities in the development of low carbon heating and cooling plans”
We presented the PLANHEAT project and tool emphasing the role of planning for sustainable and green urban investments also interacting with aforementioned projects.