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
The MAKING-CITY Guidelines for PED design is a publication wrote by Beril Alpagut (Demir Enerji) and Andrea Gabaldon (Cartif), two MAKING-CITY partners. You’ll find in this document an approach for…
With many people spending more time than usual in their homes this year, how can the environmental cost of heating them be reduced? When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy…
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…
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.