№ 344/2012 from Nov 14, 2012
A particular focus of the workshop will be on the integration of skills and providers, political levels and financial resources. Examples of civic participation will be addressed, as well as the interaction of local and regional planning.
The workshop is part of the Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue (TUCD), organized by the FFU. Over a two-year period, policy makers and experts from companies, associations, and academia in North America and Germany meet regularly in a dialogue. This dialogue seeks to deepen understanding about shared transatlantic challenges with local energy and climate policy development and implementation. Specific themes to be covered over this two year dialogue include energy efficient buildings, building retrofits, district energy systems, renewable energy development and financing, and regional restructuring. The workshops will be accompanied by excursions. The TUCD is organized by the FFU and receives financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
The workshop on "Sustainable Mobility" is the third one held by the TUCD. The first one on "Urban Redevelopment in the Ruhr Region and Integrated Local Energy Planning" was held in October 2011 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A second one, devoted to "Renewable Energies and Implementation Actions in Community Energy Planning" was held in May 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A. The fourth workshop is scheduled to be held in the spring of 2013 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It will address "Implementing and Financing Community Energy Planning, and Testing International Benchmarks."