Demo Project 02: Vision

Accelerate the Future: Co-create a Bold City Vision, to Plan, Implement, Replicate and Scale-Up to Positive Energy Districts and Climate-Neutral Cities.

Vision (DP02) in a nutshell

An ambitious, comprehensive, operational and agreed upon city vision is the backbone for becoming climate neutral. DP02 covers the urban, technical, financial and social aspects of a citywide energy transition, and is prepared together with industry through an open process of engagement, public consultation with citizens, urban authorities, and across municipal units. These activities are aligned within a digital roadmap, which identifies the targets and milestones for co-creating, implementing and iterating a Bold City Vision along with the resources and investments required for its delivery. 

Problem addressed & specific objective

Traditionally working in silos, municipalities have different and often disconnected strategies for reaching city goals across different domains. By developing a framework for integrated strategy development, cities and municipalities will create strategies that support each other, use open innovation, avoid duplication of effort and costs and a reduction in the resources used for implementation. This will lead to an accelerated pace at which cities can reach their goals and visions. 

Related +CityxChange solutions

Bold City Vision:

The +CityxChange Bold City Vision helps cities define their ambitious vision and goals, break it down into actionable steps, and implement them in cooperation with local and international stakeholders. The +CxC Bold City Vision approach merges technical, social, spatial, economic, innovation and other perspectives, supporting cities in their quest to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.

Technical Feasibility Study:

The analysis of technical aspects of a district takes into account the individual building’s energy status and their overall ensemble in the district. The detailed inventory of the energy consumption and production in the PEB buildings and facilities provides an overview of the reduction of the CO2 emissions associated with the PEB establishment, together with the economic and social impacts of the interventions envisaged.

CityxChange learnings: 

  • Embedding the Bold City Vision in the larger political context and ensuring it is aligned with other political goals is a key to its successful realisation;
  •  The Bold City Vision must be a living, dynamic document. As circumstances, obstacles and opportunities change, the document must evolve;
  • It can be very challenging to create very detailed long-term strategy when the legal framework for it is still in development especially when it comes to the creation of PEBs and defining the concept of energy poverty;
  • Diversifying the financial instruments and building comprehensive investment portfolios is necessary for the successful implementation of the BCV and for the future development plans of the city.