Practical information

Date: Tuesday, 14 January
Time: 13:00 – 17:00h
Location: Room 0009, Energy Academy Europe (Nijenborgh 6)

Cities consume two thirds of the energy supply and 70% of CO2-emissions come from urban environments. Being part of the problem means being part of the solution; Today cities have an essential role to play in tackling climate change by significantly reducing their carbon emissions.

Join the Smart City masterclass:

  • Get to know the ins and outs of the Making Cities project
  • Reflect on today‚Äôs urban policies for energy transition
  • Learn more about the Positive Energy Districts
  • Discuss new ways to smarten our cities

Currently, urban policies for energy transition are designed within a 2030 horizon, which can be considered as a mid-term plan. Nevertheless, we can learn from the past, that planning the future of cities for more than the next few years, appears to be a real need.

Urban development must move from mere building solutions to Positive Energy Districts (PED) to reach the European energy and climate targets. These are district with annual net zero energy import and net zero carbon emissions, working towards an annual local surplus production of renewable energy.

Today we will focus on the Positive Energy Districts (PED) of the future cities. How can we smarten our urban environment? And how do we see different disciplines coming together in this process? Think of law, engineering, behavioural science, business, communication, geography, history, and many more domains that play a role.

This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.