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New energy market in Trondheim is now being tested

The kick-off for testing a separate flexibility market for electricity took place at Brattøra, a neighborhood in Trondheim, on July 4th, 2022. For the first time, building owners are able to share electricity between their own buildings and trade electricity with neighboring businesses. This is a huge step forward in

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+CityxChange presented at 58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

At the 58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress, Dirk Ahlers from +CityxChange and Mark van Wees from ATELIER presented at a special session organized by ISOCARP Institute on Pathways from Positive Energy Districts to Climate Neutral Cities. During the presentations we discussed innovation management and stakeholder engagement, and how to scale up

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Positive Energy Symposium in Limerick

Integrating the New European Bauhaus into Ireland’s Climate Transition Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab hosted a symposium on October 13th. At the event +CityxChange project partners presented infrastructural demonstrators, and shared insights and learning from project implementation to date, with Dublin and Cork – the Irish cities taking part in the “100

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+CityxChange Participates in Sustainable Places 2022 in Nice

On September 8th, Helena Fitzgerald and Dirk Ahlers of +CityxChange presented at Sustainable Places 2022, taking part in a workshop with other Positive Energy District projects to explore the impact of citizen participation on energy systems. The +CxC presentation focused on the CommunityxChange toolkit for stakeholder engagement and introduced the

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Flashback to see CxC progress from the city of Smolyan

Firstly, at the beginning of June, members of the +CxC team held their 3rd self-facilitated Climate Fresk in the co-creation space Sky Hub Smolyan with the participation of ninth-graders from PGI “Karl Marx”. The primary mission of the initiative was to familiarize children and adults with the causes of climate change.

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Successful Matchmaking Story from The city of Sestao

    We are very excited to announce that the city of Sestao has signed a contract with the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), officially joining the the EEEF´s Technical Assistance (TA) program. The contact between the two was a result of the Smart Cities Marketplace Matchmaking activities. “It was

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+CityxChange at High-level Conference on Citizen Engagement in EU Missions

Previous Next Helena Fitzgerald of University of Limerick and CommunityxChange Work Package Lead is attending the High-level Conference on Citizen Engagement in EU Missions taking place on 21 March 2022 in Paris. She will share the CommunityxChange approach to citizen engagement developed through +CityxChange and implemented with +CityxChange lighthouse cities

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Deployment of the Volue Energy Trading Platform

Excited to share the news on the deployment of the Volue energy trading platform specially designed for local markets! Trondheim ICT company and +CityxChange partner Volue have developed and now deployed an innovative trading solution for energy, capacity, and system services. The +CxC project’s approach and solutions for establishing local

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Delegation visit of Polish city of Zdunska Wola to Sestao

Eight representatives (and interpreter) from the Polish city of Zdunska Wola, including the mayor, came to visit Northern Spain. The purpose of the visit is to familiarize the representatives with the Smart City solutions and the project “60+ Smart City: innovations as a result of intergenerational cooperation”. The participants in

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Climathon Smolyan 2021

The Climathon in Smolyan was facilitated fully virtually under the motto “For cleaner, greener and more sustainable Smolyan in the future”, focusing on generating ideas inspired by the SDF Goals 7,11,12,13,14,15 and 17, and their respective channels. The event took place on November 25th and 26th, 2021 with over 50

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New European Bauhaus and CommunityxChange

The +CityxChange Horizon 2020 project is focused on the clean energy transition of cities, positioning this within a broader UN SDG context. The +CityxChange approach places people at the heart of the transition towards decarbonisation, where community-led open innovation and co-creation activities and processes are linked to city governance structures

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+Limerick Citizen’s Innovation Lab

Co- creating the future we want to live in. The +Limerick Citizen’s Innovation Lab is a new way of engaging members of the public, groups and organisations in helping to create Limerick’s future. Based in the old Dunnes Stores building on Sarsfield Street in the heart of Limerick City Centre,

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+CityxChange presented at 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

On Wednesday, November 10th at the 57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress, Dirk Ahlers (Project Manager of +CityxChange) presented the +CityxChange project at a special session organized by ISOCARP Institute on Innovative Solutions for Climate Resilient Cities and Communities. The format of the session combines a panel discussion with an interactive exercise:

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Smolyan Joins ‘Partnership for Adaptation to Climate Change’

Smolyan is about to sign the contract for project “Partnership for Adaptation to Climate Change” which has been approved by the Environment Protection and Climate Change Programme of the EEA Financial Mechanism. In this project Smolyan has formed a partnership with 3 other Bulgarian municipalities – Asenovgrad, Svilengrad and Krushari,

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