A H2020 PROJECT
Coordinated by the CARTIF Foundation, MAKING-CITY is a 60-month Horizon 2020 project launched in December 2018. It aims to address and demonstrate the urban energy system transformation towards smart and low-carbon cities, based on the Positive Energy District (PED) concept.
Today cities have an essential role to play in tackling climate change by significantly reducing their carbon emissions. The PED operational models developed in MAKING-CITY will help European and other cities around the world to adopt a long-term City Vision 2050 for energy transition and sustainable urbanisation whilst turning citizens into actors of this transformation.
The PED concept will be tested and validated in two Lighthouse cities: Groningen (Netherlands) and Oulu (Finland). It will be then replicated in 6 Follower cities: Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Kadiköy (Turkey), León (Spain), Lublin (Poland), Trenčín (Slovakia), and Vidin (Bulgaria).
The technologies selected to be implemented in the project are mature or already on the market. The PED concept appears as a step beyond the current European building regulations by bringing major structural, societal, economical and technological changes in the cities.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
In Oulu, the second MAKING-CITY Lighthouse city, the district of Kaukovainio was selected to implement the PED concept. Located 3 km away from the city center, this urban area gathers nearly…
For the design and implementation of a plan for a successful energy transition of cities towards a low-carbon future, the MAKING-CITY project is working on the definition of a holistic…
Mandatory renovations for city-owned buildings and numerous lobbying wins makes for ambitious proposal. The Renovation Wave proposal from the European Commission landed on Oct. 14th and cities, for better or worse, will be…
The MAKING-CITY consortium brings together expertise from 34 partners: 9 city councils, 5 universities, 4 research centres, 4 clusters and foundations, 4 rental housing administrators, 4 SMEs, 3 energy companies, and one construction firm.