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dc.contributor.authorUrrutia-Azcona, Koldo
dc.contributor.authorMolina-Costa, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, Iñigo
dc.contributor.authorMaya-Drysdale, David
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Madruga, Carolina
dc.contributor.authorFlores-Abascal, Iván
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-20T14:54:17Z
dc.date.available2021-09-20T14:54:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-07
dc.identifier.citationUrrutia-Azcona, Koldo, Patricia Molina-Costa, Iñigo Muñoz, David Maya-Drysdale, Carolina Garcia-Madruga, and Iván Flores-Abascal. “Towards an Integrated Approach to Urban Decarbonisation in Practice: The Case of Vitoria-Gasteiz.” Sustainability 13, no. 16 (August 7, 2021): 8836. doi:10.3390/su13168836.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1201
dc.description.abstractHow can local authorities effectively approach the decarbonisation of urban environments? Recent efforts to redirect cities into a less energy-intensive model have been mostly approached from a sectoral perspective, with specific energy policies and plans being issued without deeply considering their ties with other urban aspects. In this sense, well-established urban planning procedures have not been part of those, with the consequence of barriers in the implementation phase of those energy plans. The Cities4ZERO methodology was developed to guide effective integration between urban planning and energy policies, plans, and practices. It provides a holistic approach to strategic municipal processes for urban decarbonisation in the mid-long term, which includes key local stakeholders’ engagement into integrated energy planning processes, as well as tools for effective energy decarbonisation modelling. This paper analyses the application of the Cities4ZERO decarbonisation methodology on its strategic stage in the development of Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Action Plan for an Integrated Energy Transition 2030 (APIET 2030). It suggests that in order to accelerate urban decarbonisation, it is critical to: (a) foster interdepartmental collaboration; (b) allow for flexibility on the land-use planning regulations; (c) back decisions with detailed urban-energy models; and (d) truly engage key local stakeholders in the planning and implementation processes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission for funding SmartEnCity project, the frame of this research, and Basque Government for its significant support to the Basque research and innovation paradigm.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleTowards an Integrated Approach to Urban Decarbonisation in Practice: The Case of Vitoria-Gasteizen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su13168836en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/691883/EU/Towards Smart Zero CO2 Cities across Europe/SmartEnCityen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsDecarbonisationen
dc.subject.keywordsUrban transformationen
dc.subject.keywordsEnergy transitionen
dc.subject.keywordsIntegrated planningen
dc.subject.keywordsSmart citiesen
dc.subject.keywordsSmart zero-carbon cityen
dc.subject.keywordsForesighten
dc.subject.keywordsClimate change mitigationen
dc.identifier.essn2071-1050en
dc.issue.number16en
dc.journal.titleSustainabilityen
dc.page.initial8836en
dc.volume.number13en


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