This report is providing an overview of the activities, organisation and implications of energy communities as participants across the energy system. It identifies them as contiguous processes of both the energy transition and social innovation. Paths for future policy implications and research initiatives are analysed and informed. The European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans Package is stated as the indicator of the role prosumers and their collective forms will play in the future energy system.
ABCitiEs: Area Based Collaborative Entrepreneurship in Cities is a european project fostering urban regeneration at the level of local businesses. Promoting inclusive growth, cooperation and cohesion, the project aims to address the negative impacts of globalization such as economic restructuring, income inequality and the decline of urban areas.
“Colouring London” is a a pioneering project by the Bartlett’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), aiming to gather information on every building in London through the contribution of citizens. By 2021, it aims to be the first port of call for open data on the characteristics of London’s buildings, reflecting the different data through colour changing of buildings.
The ‘Botellón no me deja dormir΄ project is a collaborative project co-created by the community of neighbours in Plaça del Sol and technology activists from the project Making Sense EU. A diverse group of people collaborated in order to measure the levels of noise pollution in an attempt to claim a more convivial and inclusive public space.
This chapter provides theoretical empirical information regarding methods and tools that can make co-production of public services a more efficient process. Through an exploration of six pilot case studies, authors find out that, apart from methods and tools, other skills as well as the capacity to manage the governance of co-production are crucial for this objective.
In this book, Martijn de Waal and Gabriele Ferri report on the methods and approaches used by five leading living labs that attended the Design & The City event organized last year at the Knowledge Mile Amsterdam. Its key question is how can citizens be included as ‘actors’ when designing smart city technologies and services and what methods could designers use to conceptualize citizens not simply as ‘users’ but as ‘full human beings,’ with their personal histories, desires, emotions, and sometimes conflicting interests and complex needs.
Buildx, a collaborative platform focused on building sustainable homes; Feelif, a multimedia tool that allows visually-impaired people to feel shapes on a touch screen; and SAGA, a peer-to-peer learning platform that gives students the opportunity to learn from industry experts – have been announced as the winners of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition, ‘Equality Rebooted’, at an awards ceremony in Brussels. Selected from nearly 800 applicants from more than 40 countries, each project will receive a €50,000 prize from the European Commission.