A POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework (POCITYF)
POCITYF supports the Lighthouse cities of Evora (PT) and Alkmaar (NL) and their Fellow cities Granada (ES), Bari (ΙΤ), Celje (SI), Ujpest (HU), Ioannina (GR) and Hvidovre (DK) to address their urgent need to deliver positive energy blocks and districts in their cities, towards rendering their mixed urban environment (also including the case of cultural protected buildings) into cheaper, better accessible, healthier and more reliable. By demonstrating in overall 10 integrated solutions (ISs), comprising 73 individual innovative elements (technologies, tools, methods), rooted under existing City Information Platforms (CIPs), POCITYF quantifies their value, and connects interests of many different stakeholders in innovative business models, allowing for upscale and replication of those solutions in a form of a validated roadmap for sustainable cities across Europe and world-wide.
POCITYF – a positive city transformation framework, towards smarter and greener cities
The key to making cities safer, greener and more responsive to the needs of their citizens, businesses and organisations is to add layers of smartness as regards infrastructures, technologies and services. The EU-funded POCITYF project will deliver a set of positive energy blocks in the lighthouse cities of Alkmaar (Netherlands) and Évora (Portugal), and their fellow cities Hvidovre (Denmark), Ioannina (Greece), Ujpest (Hungary), Bari (Italy), Celje (Slovenia), and Granada (Spain). These blocks refer to a limited and socially well-embedded geographic area where the average local renewable generation exceeds its consumption. POCITYF aims to transform these cities’ mixed-urban environments, with a strong emphasis on cultural and historical protected areas, into healthier and more accessible, reliable and competitive spaces for their citizens with a strong emphasis on cultural and historical protected areas.