Integration of energy issues in the official renewal of urban planing documents

Project information

Index: 1112R4
Acronym:IMAGINE
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Figueres Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01.01.2012

Topic of the practice

Local authorities city planing documents

Good Practice Information

The city administration seized the opportunity to link the IMAGINE project to the public consultation process organised in the framework of the revision of the urban planning documents. Three local forums were organised to allow citizens and energy experts to contribute to elaborating the new urban plan and energy model of the city. One forum gathered interested citizens. The second forum gathered
local energy experts (Researchers, representatives of energy companies, of professional associations and energy experts). All participants of the previous events were invited to a third forum with the aim to discuss a synthetic draft of the energy vision and define a roadmap showing the ways to implement this vision.
An online survey was also placed on the local authority’s webpage.

Evidence of success

For the first time, the energy model of the city was discussed officially and linked to urban planning issues. The decision was made to define clear standards and rules for energy efficiency in buildings and to produce energy from local renewable sources. Professionals (architects, planners) participated in the process and have become aware of the importance of energy for their field of activity.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Xavier Turro

City of Figueres

XTURRO@figueres.org

www.figueres.cat/

Annex completed on: 09-18-2014

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