Who are forerunners?

Forerunners are municipalities who already tested and implemented integrated planning solutions, either on a municipal or a district level, and already have some interesting experiences and results to share. By integrated solutions we mean solutions combining elements of:

  • sustainable energy planning (e.g. implementing local regulations supporting energy efficient construction and RES development, implementation of comprehensive refurbishment programmes),
  • sustainable transport and mobility (e.g. implementing solutions reducing motorized individual traffic, development of cycling infrastructure)
  • sustainable land-use planning (e.g. development of blue and green infrastructure, ensuring access/proximity to basic goods and services of daily needs)
  • to reach the overall goal of energy efficiency and creating liveable place for the citizens.

What is the role of forerunners?

  • Participation in the peer-to-peer learning scheme and share their expertise and experience with committed cities, willing to follow their example;
  • Participation in targeted workshops and other project events;
  • Help in gathering model solutions and guidelines for integrated urban planning that could be used also by other cities willing to contribute to the European energy transitions
  • Engage in exchanges also with other forerunners for the mutual benefit and increasing own knowledge and capacities.

Meet our forerunner cities

A number of municipalities from 7 European countries are directly involved in the project, participating in networking and peer-to-peer learning scheme, dedicated trainings and study visits. Here you have the chance to get to know them by clicking on the map and start your journey through descriptions of integrated planning solutions across Europe!