case studies list for participation

  •  cooperation

Cities in action: Amsterdam opens up democratic process

Amsterdam has a vision to make local democracy more dynamic and interactive. Starting small, it is learning from pilot projects how best to mobilise citizens and enable participation in order to develop a toolbox for collaboration that will allow the scaling up of its open government approach.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Athens engages citizens in reform

Athens has seen the value of harnessing the active civil society that has emerged during Greece’s financial and social crisis. Its synAthina social innovation platform is facilitating novel community-led solutions for local problems and a new culture of public policy making.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

Cities in action: Leeds supports migrants’ strengths

Leeds has harnessed the strengths of migrant communities to help growing numbers of new arrivals fleeing war or looking for a better life settle into the city. By enabling migrant volunteers to come up with their own support solutions, the city is benefiting from better-informed, happier and more employable new citizens and more cost-efficient services and harmonious communities.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

Cities in action: Leeds supports migrants’ strengths

Leeds has harnessed the strengths of migrant communities to help growing numbers of new arrivals fleeing war or looking for a better life settle into the city. By enabling migrant volunteers to come up with their own support solutions, the city is benefiting from better-informed, happier and more employable new citizens and more cost-efficient services and harmonious communities.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES smart cities: Munich develops flagship smart city district

Together with Lyon and Vienna, Munich will be a European flagship location for the development and implementation of smart city solutions.

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case study date : 13-06-2016

  •  environment

Cities in action: Utrecht's City Talks on Sustainable Energy

Utrecht initiated a democratic experiment to share and broaden responsibility for creating an energy plan to help it become climate neutral by 2030. Entrusting this task to citizens has shaken up traditional thinking, generated novel ideas and created ambassadors for sustainable energy.

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case study date : 01-03-2016

  •  environment

Cities in action: The Bristol Method

Bristol has created an online toolkit enabling cities around the world to understand and apply the lessons it has learned in becoming a more sustainable city. With guidance on everything from creating a vision to measuring success, The Bristol Method represents a valuable legacy of the city’s year as European Green Capital.

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case study date : 30-11-2015

  •  environment

Cities in action: Masterplan Energy Transition Dortmund

Dortmund has responded to Germany's energy revolution by implementing a city-wide plan that has achieved far more than acceptance of the need for change. It has also inspired participants to generate fresh and relevant ideas for energy systems and savings.

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case study date : 30-09-2015

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Interactive energy classification map, Vilnius

An innovative interactive energy map lets Vilnius citizens access and compare energy performance data for every apartment block in the city, online.

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case study date : 14-04-2015
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  •  environment

Cities in action: energy efficiency through participation, Malaga

Gaining the trust of residents was the biggest success factor in the Los Limoneros energy refurbishment programme. Los Limoneros is a social housing complex in one of Malaga's most deprived neighbourhoods, which thanks to the project, has significantly improved its energy rating.

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case study date : 04-02-2015
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