B-MINCOME and the Barcelona’s social and solidarity economy programme

Project : B-MINCOME - Combining guaranteed minimum income and active social policies in deprived urban areas
City : Barcelona
Short description
How to set up a city entrepreneurship programme in social, solidarity, and coop economy? Which challenges have been faced and which solutions the city of Barcelona has developed? This are just some of the themes addressed by UIA Expert Laura Colini, in this Journal edition of B-MINCOME project.

GUARDIAN stand and presentations at the International Fair for Efficient Water Management (EFIAQUA)

Project : GUARDIAN - Green Urban Actions for Resilient fire Defence of the Interface Area
City : Riba-roja de Túria
Short description
The GUARDIAN project has been showcased at Efiaqua, the International Fair for Efficient Water Management, through a dedicated stand and two round table presentations. Efiaqua is a forum in which all sectors for which water is a strategic resource are represented, such as the business world, local administration (cities), irrigation communities, technology companies, laboratories, equipment manufacturers, drinking and wastewater managers or desalination technology providers.

Thermal energy systems of the future - hot trends and cool solutions for cities

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
City : Gothenburg
Short description
Even though there are clear ambitions for cities to become carbon neutral as soon as possible, the path to decarbonisation is not a clear and straight road. At the Celsius Summit 2019 you will get concrete examples from real-life demonstrators as well as interesting discussions that will bring urgent issues concerning heating and cooling to light.

Co-City leads the way towards new urban commons approaches

Project : Co-City - The collaborative management of urban commons to counteract poverty and socio-spatial polarisation
City : Turin
Short description
The city of Turin, thanks to the Co-City project, is now considered one of the most advanced experiment in Europe for the creation of new forms of management of urban commons and commons-based urban welfare.

Market design for local energy systems of the future

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
City : Gothenburg
Short description
On the last day of October 2019, the Fossil-free Energy Districts (FED) project will be completed. The collaboration has, during three years, designed and implemented a local market for heating, cooling and electricity on the campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Magnus Brolin from RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, is one of the architects behind the system's market design and he is pleased with the result.

Invasive tree species in the forests of Slovenia

Project : APPLAUSE - Alien Plant Species from harmful to useful with citizens' led activities
City : Ljubljana
Short description
Foreign plants have been introduced into the new environment for various reasons, such as nutritional use, usefulness of plant parts, such as wood, ameliorative abilities, aesthetic value, research interest or other reasons. The first documented introduction of a considerable number of non-native tree species to the territory of present-day Slovenia took place at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. At first, species were planted in specialized plant collections, and their planting frequency was low. However, the planting frequency of some species was high since they were widely used for afforestation of degraded soils. In forests non-native tree species were more widely introduced in the period between the two world wars, and already at that time there were considerations of the suitability and possibilities of planting of larger number of non-native tree species.

Public opinion survey launched!

Project : CLAIRO - CLear AIR and Climate Adaptation in Ostrava and other cities
City : Ostrava
Short description
Is air quality an important issue for people in Ostrava? How do people rate air quality where they live and work? To find the answers to these questions (and more), a public opinion survey will be carried out in the streets of Ostrava and nearby towns during mid-October.

Circular construction in full swing

Project : Super Circular Estate - First Circular Social Housing Estate for 100% Material and Social Circularity
City : Kerkrade
Short description
The three circular test houses will be used as a pilot whether homes can be made from at least 90% recycled materials that originate from the SUPERLOCAL project area. The construction process is now about halfway through. The perfect time for an update about how the circular construction is going so far.