Building an online circular community

Project : Antwerp Circular South - engaging the community in an online and offline circular economy
Ville : Antwerp
Short description
As the success of Circular South strongly relies on the commitment of the residents, we regularly organise events to inform and engage the people of the New South district. On the 20th of June (future) residents were invited to an information session about the use of smart home-technology. The possibility to share a sustainable energy system was also presented.

Innovation project creates leverage for local businesses

Project : FED - Fossil Free Energy Districts
Ville : Gothenburg
Short description
FED project tests a new type of energy system, allowing smaller players in a defined area to participate in a local trade of electricity, district heating and cooling in order to reduce costs and the use of fossil fuels. As one of nine partners, Business Region Göteborg is tasked with strengthening the competitiveness of local businesses through the project.

Lahti presented its personal carbon trading experiment at the EU Green Week in Brussels

Project : CitiCap - Citizen's cap-and-trade co-created
Ville : Lahti
Short description
On Tuesday 22 May, the City of Lahti organised an interactive workshop in Brussels under the title Tackling Climate Change: Co-creating Personal Carbon Trading Scheme, presenting the carbon trading scheme developed under the CitiCAP project. The CitiCAP project team also went on a study tour to Ghent from 23–25 May.

City Drive announces Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City

Project : USE-IT! - Unlocking Social and Economic Innovation Together
Ville : Birmingham
Short description
Last month, USE IT! proudly supported the iSE facilitated CITY DRIVE week long programme of events to raise awareness, promote employment opportunities and encourage marketplace development for the amazing social enterprises we have across Birmingham.

Implementing the CO-CITY project in Turin: Get an update on what is happening on the ground in the second UIA journal

Project : Co-City - The collaborative management of urban commons to counteract poverty and socio-spatial polarisation
Ville : Turin
Short description
UIA Expert Christian Iaione has been collecting the knowledge stemming from the implementation of the innovative solution proposed by the City of Turin that is transforming abandoned structures and vacant land into hubs of resident participation in order to foster community spirit as well as the creation of social enterprises with the aim of contributing to reduce urban poverty in different areas of the city.