ENERGY PLANNING IN MEDITERRANEAN CITIES: RESEARCH PATHS AND INNOVATION PRACTICES
PIANIFICAZIONE ENERGETICA NELLE CITTĂ DEL MEDITERRANEO: PERCORSI DI RICERCA E PRATICHE INNOVATIVE
Â The seminar has been organised in the framework of the E-Resplan project (Innovative Educational Tools for Energy Planning. Enhancing digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work at various levels), funded by the Erasmus+ Programme under the âStrategic partnershipsâ strand.
The project involves universities and energy agencies in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal, and aims at developing and testing innovative educational tools and new learning techniques in order to increase cross-disciplinary abilities of graduates and undergraduates in the field of energy planning in urban areas.
The seminar intends to be an occasion for presenting case studies and research paths on energy planning in the following sectors: energy efficiency of public and private buildings, development of renewable energy sources in urban areas, strategies for urban resilience, sustainable mobility.
Â Il seminario Ă¨ organizzato nellâambito del progetto E-Resplan. Innovative Educational Tools for Energy Planning. Enhancing digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work at various levels, finanziato dal programma Erasmus plus â strategic partnership.
Il progetto, che coinvolge universitĂ e agenzie per lâenergia in Slovenia, Croazia, Italia, Malta, Spagna e Portogallo, mira ad approntare e sperimentare strumenti educativi innovativi e nuove tecniche di apprendimento destinati ad accrescere le abilitĂ interdisciplinari di neolaureati o laureandi nella pianificazione energetica, utili a predisporre percorsi di trattamento integrato della risorsa energia in ambito urbano.
In considerazione di tali finalitĂ , il seminario vuole essere una occasione per una cross-fertilization tra percorsi didattici e di ricerca innovativi nellâambito della pianificazione âenergeticaâ nei seguenti settori: efficienza energetica del patrimonio edilizio pubblico e privato, sviluppo delle FER in ambito urbano, strategie di resilienza urbana, mobilitĂ sostenibile.
ABOUT E-RESPLAN PROJECT
Architecture and planning traditions are often not well-integrated within the recent development of new technologies in the energy field. Conversely, the experts in energy and RES development do often not have skills to properly integrate new plants in urban contexts and in cultural and ecological valuable landscapes.
The integration among these competencies is more and more required, especially considering the relevance of integrated tools and strategies, at European, national and local scales, as in the case of SEAPs â Sustainable Energy Action Plans, in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors.
The starting point is twofold: on the one side, the project will address the issue of integrated planning and energy planning, which is crucial in local, national and EU strategies; on the other side, it will address the need of specific and interdisciplinary educational tools and activities in this field.
E-RESPLAN is a Strategic Partnership for Higher Education, dealing with issues such as: Energy and Resources; Quality and Relevance of Higher Education in Partner Countries; Environment and Climate Change, aiming at providing young professionals and experts with innovative tools in order to reinforce their interdisciplinary skills in the field of energy planning, Renewable energy sources (RES) development and spatial planning.
The project aims at filling this gap in higher education programmes, proposing an alternative learning method focusing on both renewable energy sources and spatial planning, with the aid of âconcept mapsâ as a means to develop a holistic approach, encourage the sharing of knowledge, and create collaborative learning tools.
The project deals with energy planning issues, RES technologies, landscape and environmental assessment, energy potential mapping and governance, in order to qualify the work in public sector and to support the access to job market for newly graduated or close to graduation participants.