The cities of Brussels, Vienna and Stockholm are working together with academia, experts in innovation and researchers in citizen participation. Together they are exploring how cities can adapt and use their planning and implementation processes and tools to support the development of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs), which produce more energy as they consume.
It will as well be analysed whether specific organisational structures can play a facilitating role and how citizens and other local stakeholders can actively participate in PEDs at neighbourhood level. The findings will be reflected within the three cities and with a larger group of cities, the "community of practice" across the EU.
UIV is the local coordinator for Vienna and other cities in Austria. In addition, UIV leads the stocktaking process of existing PED projects in European cities and sets up the theoretical framework for the project. Together with the City of Vienna, in particular the MA 20, local and national implementation projects are analysed and discussed in local stakeholder workshops. The results from the workshops are fed into EU-wide working groups, consisting of the city partners.