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  •  environment

Lahti Energy Choice: supporting citizens’ choices for more energy efficient buildings

The project ‘Energy Choice’, was launched by the city of Lahti in 2016 to encourage citizens to renovate their properties through providing information on the potential financial and CO2 savings as a result of adopting energy-efficient solutions.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Mur|Mur : Retrofitting private buildings to reduce energy consumption

Mur|Mur is a major private housing renovation scheme developed by Grenoble Metropole. The first campaign aimed at reducing energy consumption through the retrofitting of condominiums built between 1945 and 1975. 4,467 dwellings in 84 condominiums were renovated, and in total 173 condominiums benefited from tailored support because of Mur|Mur from 2010 to 2014. The renovations resulted in 5,200 tonnes of saved CO2 emissions, which translates to savings of €135-250 per year.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

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case study date : 18-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - U-area for all

Within U-Lab, the local Living Lab inaugurated in Bologna in 2017 thanks to the ROCK project, ‘U-Area for All’ started in March 2019. This co-design process will create and experiment with a service in the form of guided tours inclusive and accessible to both tourists and people who live in the area. The service considers accessibility as autonomy and empowerment over information about the use of public space.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lisbon - Beato and Marvila Interpretive Centre

Through the ROCK project, the Lisbon municipality is working on the social transformation of a remote neighbourhood (Marvila/Beato) with a strong identity linked to its industrial and rural heritage. The mix between rural and industrial heritage created a complex set of cultural traditions and societal behaviours in Marvila and Beato. These traditions still resonate today.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon- Let there be light! Cultural heritage and light management

Lyon has for a long time an outstanding relationship with light as an urban issue and tool. The city of Lyon realised in the early 1990s that it could amplify its cultural and heritage offer by working with the medium that brings that culture to people, and since then Lyon has been at the forefront of cities experimenting with light. Light has changed the image of the city, increased its attractiveness and transformed its nocturnal landscape over the years.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

Turin - Abbonamento Musei

Turin’s cultural heritage at your fingertips! First developed back in 1995 by the city administration, the Abbonamento Musei is a single card with a low annual payment for accessing the city and surrounding region’s cultural offer.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

Vilnius - The colour of data

Vilnius is revitalising its Old Town area, a UNESCO cultural heritage site, by using cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth, turning underused cultural heritage into a resource to be taken advantage of. To achieve this, Vilnius is using open data and tools including video neuroanalytics, which measures the emotional and psychological states of residents and visitors. This information is used to improve the city’s cultural offer, by showing how happy people are at cultural...

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  economy

Unleash innovative thinking to address long-term unemployment – city guidelines based on lessons learnt from local practices

Getting inspiration from Lille Metropole’s innovative practice - Job Factory (‘La Fabrique de l’emploi’) and building on their experiences in addressing long-term unemployment (LTU), practitioners from 14 cities have met on 23-25 May 2019 in Lille Metropole to share lesson learnt in the process of creating new and innovative actions at local level.

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case study date : 11-03-2020

  •  environment

Dresden, a heat resilient city

HeatResilientCity in Dresden uses a living lab to bring the city, experts, and residents together to develop a better understanding of climate adaptation issues related to extreme temperatures, and to codesign solutions to these issues.

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case study date : 22-01-2020