About the program
Cities and citizens play a pivotal role in realizing the EU targets on climate and energy. Urban areas, currently responsible for three-quarters of the global energy demand, are the logical starting point for people to co-create energy efficient, low carbon places. Places where people can use their resources in an optimal way and enjoy a good quality of life.
TRANSFORM supports those local stakeholders, responsible for investment and policy decisions, to turn their CO2 ambitions into a Transformation Agenda and into tangible Implementation Plans. Plans that focus on both the strategic and long term horizon, combined with executable projects. Plans that focus on both the city and regional level, combined with interventions in specific neighborhoods. Plans that take into account all relevant energy flows, environmental aspects, urban mobility, water and waste.
TRANSFORM stands for an integrative approach to smart city development, including strong stakeholder involvement, data analytics and smart tooling, financial strategies and methodologies for co-creation, like service design thinking. The outcomes set standards for future European Smart City projects.
TRANSFORM works with…
A consortium of:
- Leading European Cities including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Genoa, Hamburg, Vienna and the urban community of Lyon. The cities are committed to strengthen their low-carbon energy agendas – all with ambitious targets to reduce CO2, increase renewables and improve energy efficiency.
- Energy and grid companies, commercial partners and knowledge partners that support the six cities with quantitative and qualitative support to improve and integrate their current energy strategies and help implement these strategies in the urban context.