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STEP UP Final Newsletter

Our final STEP UP Newsletter has just gone out to our subscribers.  The newsletter has information updating you on each city's progress, SEAP and recent events and achievements. Click here to view our newsletter.

Celsius Smart Cities Workshop- 16th September 2015

This interactive workshop will bring together excellence from several advanced European Smart Cities projects that will put forward their expertise and their project results on integrated planning, energy efficiency and district energy solutions, among others.

MSc Global Sustainable Cities Brochure

The Institute for Future Cities (IFC) has published a new brochure for the MSc Global Sustainable Cities.

The STEP UP partner cities have carried out reviews, interviewed representatives from their respective learning networks and compiled a list of topics where training in sustainable city planning is required. Training courses designed to disseminate the lessons and approaches learned from the STEP UP process and methodology but which also benefit from the experience of industry professionals and government representatives engaged with STEP UP have been delivered across the four STEP learning networks. The STEP UP cities have used a variety of different methods of delivering training for their learning network, suited to local contexts, priorities and interests, including workshops, webinars and seminars.

Training sessions are grouped by key theme below, with key materials, resources and webinar recordings (where applicable) available by following the hyperlinks; you can also navigate to specific training courses via the left hand menu.

Integrated Energy Planning

• Energy Planning with a City Development Focus

• Energy Strategy Mapping

SEAP Development

• City Benefits of Producing a SEAP

• Lessons Learned on SEAP Development

• Sustainable Energy Action Plans for Municipalities in Latvia

• Enhanced SEAP: CO2 emission calculations and scenario building 

Stakeholder Engagement

• Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement: Tools and Approaches

• Stakeholder Engagement: Empowerment of Stakeholders; Access to Technologies; Good      Practices; Learning from Experience 

·     • Stakeholder Engagement: Gaining Political and Stakeholder Support for Sustainable City Planning 

District Heating

• District Heating & Technological Lock-Ins in Urban Development

• District Heating in Scotland

Energy from Waste

• Heat from Wastewater

Energy Service Companies (ESCos)

• ESCo Opportunities

Business Models and Finance

• Business Models and Financing for Low Carbon Projects

• Market Models for District Heating

• Business Models and Financing for SEAP Actions 

Political Support

• Gaining Political Support for Sustainable City Planning

• Stakeholder Engagement: Gaining Political and Stakeholder Support for Sustainable City Planning 

Tools for Project Planning and Development

• Problem/Solution Tree Analysis: Tools for Identifying City Challenges and Opportunities

STEP UP Guides for Cities

In addition to the training courses listed above, STEP UP has also produced guide for cities, building on two key areas of the project’s work – follow the links below to read them online:

Developing Sustainable Energy Projects

Developing enhanced Sustainable Energy Action Plans





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