- Time horizon:2018 - 2023
- Institution(s):Cartif Foundation (Coordinator), Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Gemeente Groningen, VTT Research, ECN-TNO Netherlands, Cooperatieve Vereniging Grunneger Power Ua, Stichting New Energy Coalition, Waarborg Mediacentrale NV, Stichting Nijestee, CGI Nederland, Sustainable Buildings Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Oulun Kaupunki, Oulun Yliopisto, Oulun Energia OY, Oulun Sivakka OY, Yit Rakennus OY, Jetitek OY, Arinan Kiinteistot OY, Comune di Bassano del Grappa, UNISMART - Fondazione Universita degli Studi di Padova, León City Council, Kadikoy Belediyesi, De Surdurulebilir Enerji ve Insaat Sanayi Ticaret Limited Sirketi, Mesto Poprad, University of Bratislava, Obshtina Vidin, Cluster Zelena Sinergiya, GMINA Lublin, LGI Consulting, R2M Solution, Green Building Council-Espana, CAP Digital, Mesto Trencin.
MAKING-CITY is a 60-month Horizon 2020 project launched in December 2018. It aims to address and demonstrate the urban energy system transformation towards smart and low-carbon cities, based on the Positive Energy District (PED) concept.
Today cities have an essential role to play in tackling climate change by significantly reducing their carbon emissions. The PED operational models developed in MAKING-CITY will help European and other cities around the world to adopt a long-term City Vision 2050 for energy transition and sustainable urbanisation whilst turning citizens into actors of this transformation. The PED concept will be tested and validated in two Lighthouse cities: Groningen (Netherlands) and Oulu (Finland). It will be then replicated in 6 Follower cities: Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Kadiköy (Turkey), León (Spain), Lublin (Poland), Trenčín (Slovakia), and Vidin (Bulgaria).
The technologies selected to be implemented in the project are mature or already on the market. The PED concept appears as a step beyond the current European building regulations by bringing major structural, societal, economical and technological changes in the cities.