ECTP/ Young Planners Workshop 2014

Programa de la nueva edición 2014 del Taller de jóvenes urbanistas “Planificación y Energía” que organiza en su tercera edición el Consejo Europeo de Urbanistas (ECTP-CEU). Se trata de un proyecto compartido con la organización del “10th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards” mediante la celebración de una sesión conjunta entre los participantes y los premiados durante la jornada de  entrega de los premios el día 5 de mayo 2014 en Bruselas.

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Young Planners Workshop: an ECTP-CEU project

ECTP-CEU (the European Council of Spatial Planners – le Conseil Européen des Urbanistes), founded in 1985, brings together 40 000 spatial planners with 27 professional town planning associations and institutes from 25 European countries. It is an umbrella association providing its members with a common framework for planning practice, planning education, continuous professional development and the definition of professional responsibilities. ECTP-CEU sets standards of education and conduct for the planning profession; identifies, celebrates and rewards examples of good planning all over Europe, and engages in dialogue with local, national and European governments. In accordance with these objectives the initiative of this third edition of Young Planners Workshop on Spatial planning and energy seeks to set out young planners perspectives and experiences in frame of new European cities paradigms for energy saving.


A project shared with 10th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards 2013-2014

This Edition of Young Planners Workshop is a project shared with 10th European Urban and Regional Planning Awards 2013-2014 organized by ECTP-CEU along with the Committee of the Regions and SPECIAL Project co funded by Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. In this framework, the ECTP-CEU Young Planners workshop proposes the same topic as the 10th European Urban and regional Planning Awards: planning and energy. This offers to young planners the possibility of working on new solutions for new paradigms of planning and energy. The 2014 Young Planners workshop will also take advantage of the Award Ceremony on the 5th May in Brussels to hold a common meetingworkshop together with Ceremony’s participants and Awards winners. The organization has scheduled a previous and specific session the day before of the Awards Ceremony for presentations of projects developed by young planners in order to promote discussions and conclusions. As conclusion of workshop, the ECTP-CEU will publish an e-book with all projects and works developed and presented in the framework of Young Planners Workshop.

Project description

Transport and housing account an important percentage of urban contamination. Transport and housing account an important percentage of urban pollution and energy intensive so cities have important challenges in order to reduce urban pollution and energy consumption.
Recent Directive 2012/27/UE on energy efficiency, recognizing that buildings account for 40% of final energy consumption in the European Union requires Member States long-term strategy aimed at mobilizing investment in the renovation of residential and commercial buildings, to improve the overall energy efficiency of the housing.
In the years to come, States and Municipalities should implement actions for new models of planning and housing specially for housing rehabilitation in order to adapt housing to energy saving requirements by means insulation of buildings, adapting heating and power supply facilities.
But rehabilitation for saving energy will not suffice;, the cities challenge is to become an energy:

– Buildings can change from consuming to producing energy
– Cities can reduce energy use and increase energy production
– Net nil balance can be achieved
– Energy production – Energy use = 0

To address these challenges, urban/spatial planning should be an important tool to promote new requirements of buildings, rehabilitation of neighbourhoods or buildings to improve energy efficiency, sustainable urban mobility, urban design, including urban land uses that allow new forms of urban energy production. According to these challenges for planning, the Workshop will propose to young planners four possible project topics: Young planners will be able to presents both researches and projects which show or highlight:

– How planning can help to deliver sustainable energy solutions?
– How spatial planning can promote buildings rehabilitation to adapt it to energy efficiency.
– Can spatial planning create the Energy Neutral City’?
– How spatial planning can promote design of cities -morphology of plots, model of housings- in order to avoid private transport?
– New tools that allow integrated rehabilitation of adapting buildings for energy efficiency: ways of financing, utilities, buildings owners participation in the preparation of plans and projects.

The contents of the projects must pay particular attention to:

– strategies, tools and instruments for integration of spatial planning and sustainable energies
– detailed possibilities for implementation of sustainable energy supply and infrastructure in spatial planning at regional and local level
– stakeholder inclusion, participation processes and communication

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