The Institute presented at the 58th ISOCARP WORLD PLANNING CONGRESS in Brussels

At the 58th ISOCARP WORLD PLANNING CONGRESS, Institute had the opportunity to present our working projects at hand and support the project’s partners in the special session.

The +CityxChange project hosted a special session, Pathways from Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) to Climate-Neutral Cities, with a special focus on future-oriented innovation management and stakeholder involvement. The session was organized around presentations by Dr. Dirk Ahlers of +CityxChange, and Mark van Wees, of AtelierH2020, both Horizon2020 Scalable Cities projects. The +CityxChange presentation focused on pathways to decarbonization, exploring how to facilitate effective knowledge transfer and alignment of project results, and the role of new initiatives in the current innovation ecosystem. The ATELIER presentation dived into how innovation occurs within the project, discussing co-creation and stakeholder involvement topics. The session ended with an interactive debate on co-creation when building PEDs, exploring the form that this may take and the value of co-creating solutions. 

 The JUSTNature project special session consisted of presentations and an interactive discussion that provided information on the role of distributional and procedural/recognition justice considerations for NbS. The discussion session adopted a ‘House of Commons approach to stimulate interactive discussions on given motions. The session was run by Sonja Gantioler of EURAC and Martina van Lierop of Technical University of Munich -TUM.  

During both special sessions, Samir Amin supported the discussion, and Taliah Dommerholt presented a case study for the +CityxChange.

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