Venue: Rennes Metropole Offices: 6 Avenue Henri Fréville, 35200 Rennes
How we can use public space to make our daily lives better, smarter, happier? Imagine streets with less cars. The freed space can easily be turned into places to meet, play or grow… places that benefit people, not machines. How can we co-create our neighbourhood with refurbished homes, urban living labs, district sharing boxes, civic crowdfunding for renewables and much more. So many real stories that make the city of tomorrow visible today and make us look differently at our city, our street and our job!
Venue: Hôtel de Ville, Place de la Mairie, 35000 Rennes
Welcome with Daniel Guillotin, Councillor for urban ecology and energy transition
Organised by Rennes Métropole
Venue: Couvent des Jacobins, 6, Rue d’échange 35 000 Rennes
Emmanuel Couet – President, Rennes Métropole
Rennes Métropole will launch in 2018 its new Climate Action Plan. As an area with a strong demographic growth, a high quality of life and steady economic dynamism, Rennes Métropole takes up the challenge of an energy transition collectively carried by all local stakeholders. During this session, to which the municipalities of Rennes Métropole and many local actors are invited, Emmanuel Couet will present its energy-climate policy as well as its ambition of mobilizing around common objectives.
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!
During two hours, Mayors and elected representatives will debate what EU policy, legal and financial framework we need for the next legislative period (2019 – 2024) and for the next financial programming period (2020-2027). Experts will present the EU context:
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:
« Transition Management » is an innovation approach from the Netherlands. Formalised by the DRIFT laboratory of Rotterdam University, it has been tested out by a number of European local authorities. It is based on the idea that the creation and innovation momentum generated by networking local forerunners has huge potential to bring about ground-breaking changes as required to implement the energy and climate transition.
Discover this approach addressing also societal transitions and the results its implementation allowed to reach in a series of European territories.
Open to members – other cities are welcome as observers
Venue: Couvent des Jacobins, 6, Rue de l’échange 35 000 Rennes
This technology, known among financial professionals, is on the way to conquering other sectors, including the energy field. How does the Blockchain work and what is its impact? Which new opportunities does it bring? What can local authorities and their inhabitants expect? Let’s start by exploring some experiments that show how the Blockchain is used to facilitate energy data management, carbon offsetting, establish a local and regional renewable energy market or help citizen energy cooperatives to develop.
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.
Mayors will present and discuss their challenges to move forward the energy transition agenda with Members of European Parliament. The session will reflect on how European and national policies have helped territories to grasp the energy transition pathway. It will also highlight missing supporting measures and current policy gaps. To conclude, the French signatories of the Call for further energy decentralisation will hand over their proposals to the Minister for ecological and social transition.
Conclusion: Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the ecological and social transition