How can we use public space to make our daily lives better, smarter, happier? Imagine life with fewer cars. The space freed up can easily be turned into places to meet, play or grow. Places that benefit people, not machines. In this workshop you will discover real-life stories that make the city of tomorrow visible today! Cities involved in the LIFE Living Streets project will share their experience.
Welcome with Daniel Guillotin, Councillor for urban ecology and energy transition
Organised by Rennes Métropole
Emmanuel Couet – President, Rennes Métropole
Urban commons activities are driven by people’s demands that everyone should have access to public spaces and city facilities. What can a city do to respond to these demands? What institutional changes do they require? This session will focus on the challenge of developing new partnerships with city residents, including grassroots initiatives, to drive urban commons transitions.
Let’s discuss this issue with two experts: Michel and Maïa!
You, too, see energy retrofitting of privately-owned condominiums in your city as a challenge? In this workshop, discover three solutions tested by cities who act as facilitators between co-owners and building professionals:
This workshop is organised within the Interreg North-West Europe ACE-Retrofitting project – Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting – and the INNOVATE project – Integrated solutioNs for ambitiOus energy refurbishment of priVATE housing financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission.
A University forms the urban landscape and shapes city life. They are pools of potentials: large employers, communities of creative and innovative minds and owners of vast building stocks. Through examples of successful cities-universities partnerships, discover how local authorities and universities can work hand in hand and share your own experience on these four topics:
Open to members – other cities are welcome as observers
This technology that has become popular in the financing sector is now on its way to conquering other areas such as energy. What new opportunities does it provide? How does it work and on what will it have an impact? What can local governments and their constituencies expect?
Come and share your ideas and network with potential partners. You implemented an outstanding initiative or project and want to share the outcomes or you have an exciting new project idea, this session is YOURS!
There is nothing new under the sun, cities need rural areas and vice versa…but this is even truer for the energy transition. This solidarity makes it possible to imagine new forms of partnerships between territories using renewable energies and territories producing them; promoting low-carbon practices in the building, transport and energy sectors. It is also a way of regaining local skills and developing job-creating activities.
Come to this workshop with your twin city and discuss what collaboration you can start on energy efficiency and urban development issues. Be inspired by the experience of partner cities and twinning facilitators from cross-border projects such as the French-German “Tandem” and German-Polish Cooperation, or even cross-ocean projects! All of them aim at implement the energy transition through joint local authority projects involving local stakeholders (property developers, municipal companies, energy cooperatives, etc.) and businesses.