On 6–7 June 2013, the final conference of InContext, together with the Informed Cities Forum 2013, took place in Berlin. It provided a creative platform for local initiatives, policymakers, and researchers to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences on transition processes. At the core of the conference was the question of how to create space for change and move towards better...Read more
Even though the "Energiewende", the long-term energy transformation, may be the talk of the town, what happens in transport policy is at least as important for the success or failure of German climate policies. The situation is complex: on the one hand, there is a range of promising projects, initiatives and innovative solutions for sustainable transport. On the other hand, transport volumes are growing along with the economy, and individual mobility is on the rise. As part of the Brühl expert discussion, a panel of distinguished experts, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the EcologicRead more
On 28 November 2012, Dominic Marcellino of Ecoligic Institute DC and Max Gruenig of Ecologic Institute Berlin presented at the AICGS workshop "Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Systems: Financing and Planning" and compared options and best practices for financing sustainable transportation projects from the US and Germany, with a focus on the Northern Virginia and Stuttgart Regions.
From 26 to 28 November 2012, a delegation led by governmental representatives from Northern Virginia, Guelph, Canada, the Rhein-Ruhr region, and Stuttgart held the third workshop of theRead more
On 22 November 2012, Ecologic Institute organized a side-event entitled ‘European Innovation for Sustainable Water Management: Users meet Researchers’ at the IWRM Karlsruhe 2012. The event presented five European research projects and their innovative outputs, covering the topics of sustainable urban water management and the adaptation of freshwater ecosystem management to climate change. Ulf Stein and Johanna von Toggenburg organized...Read more
In light of the growing importance of climate change adaptation, the project objectives are to assist the City of Hamburg in the preparation of their adaptation strategy to climate change. Adaptation to climate change must be decided and implemented mainly on the regional and local level. An economic evaluation of possible climate change adaptation measures is essential to their implementation. In times of limited public and private budget, only cost-effective measures can be implemented. In this project, the current knowledge on the economic evaluation of climate change costs and of theRead more
This conference served to discuss the concept of 'smart city' using an integrated approach that encompasses the innovative, sustainable and inclusive dimensions of an intelligent city. A number of smart city case studies and solutions were presented, with a view to sharing knowledge and insights across different domains: energy, mobility, buildings, citizenship, financing, etc.
Co-hosted by Ecologic Institute.Read more
A group of ten selected ELEEP (Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy) Network members met in Stuttgart, Germany, and Paris, France, from 30 September through 5 October 2012 to explore how the two regions are implementing visions of sustainable transportation policy and to investigate the ways that businesses and civil society are contributing to the evolution of the concept...Read more