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Re-imagining Urban Spaces - ELEEP-POCACITO Workshop on Post-Carbon Cities

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4 March 2014
Washington, DC
United States

Under the auspices of the POCACITO project and the ELEEP program, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council convened a workshop on post-carbon cities and the reimagining of urban spaces in Washington, DC. A group of experts working on different aspects of urban design and sustainability gathered to discuss current urban trends in the US and the EU (as well as...Read more

Linking Transit and Urban Development: ELEEP's Portland-Seattle Study Tour

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27 January 2014 to 31 January 2014
Portland, Salem (Oregon) and Seattle (Washington)
United States
Ten ELEEP Members traveled to the Pacific Northwest of the United States to find out how communities use planning, policies, investments, and other measures to establish low-carbon, sustainable transportation systems. This tour took a broad perspective, moving beyond a focus on transportation systems in isolation to consider the larger economic development, urban/rural, and social implications of transit and transportation planning.Read more

Biodiversity and Urban Landscapes - Strategies for Berlin

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19 February 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Nature conservation is often thought of only with respect to forests and meadows. However, cities often have a greater species diversity than rural areas. What does that mean for Berlin? In this fifth event of the series Biodiversity - local/global, Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik, from the Technical University Berlin, and Ingrid Cloos, from the Senate Department for Urban Development and...Read more

Cities and Global Climate Change - Can Urban Green Spaces Help us Adapt?

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6 February 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Ecologic Institute, the Urania Berlin, and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin present the event series "Biodiversity - local/global" to offer a better understanding of biological diversity and its socially-relevant facets. Read more

Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook (POCACITO)

January 2014 to December 2016
In the transition to a post-carbon economy and sustainable societies, cities will be faced with unique challenges. POCACITO focused on uncovering how to improve the resilience of cities and regions in order to reduce existing and emerging conflicts over resources and their use in light of societal mega‐trends, environmental deterioration and climate change.Read more

Learning for Sustainable Agriculture: Urban Gardening in Berlin

Recent years have shown a boom of urban gardening initiatives in Berlin. Among the core motivations of many gardeners has been the wish to actively experience and contribute to sustainable agriculture. Within the European FP7 research project SOLINSA the Ecologic Institute conducted a case study about urban gardening initiatives in Berlin. The study, authored by Stephanie Wunder, analyses the role that sustainability plays among other motivations in these initiatives, identifies success factors and barriers and eventually draws conclusions about the transferability of experiences to other regions. The study and a poster presentation are available for download.Read more

A Photographic Wildlife Expedition through Berlin and Brandenburg

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24 January 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Ecologic Institute, the Urania Berlin, and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin present the event series "Biodiversity - local/global" to offer a better understanding of biological diversity and its socially-relevant facets. Read more

The Energy Transition in Germany

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17 June 2013 to 22 June 2013
Berlin and Hamburg
Germany
From 17 until 22 June 2013, Ecologic Institute implemented a program on the German Energy Transition for 20 international experts and journalists. Participants were able to speak with representatives from ministries, parliament, think tanks, and NGOs in Berlin and Hamburg. Both national policies and examples of local and regional implementation of the German energy policy were highlighted during the tour.Read more

Indicators on Light Pollution for Policy Making

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21 June 2013
Erkner
Germany

Lucas Porsch, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was asked to comment on presentations regarding the economic costs of light pollution held during the conference "The bright side of the night." In his comments, Lucas Porsch set out the criteria for light pollution indicators to be usable in practical policy making. He explained the type of valuations of environmental damages used in the assessment tool developed for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). He also summarized the potential inclusion ofRead more

Sustainable Lifestyle - InContext Poster Series

As part of the project InContext, Ecologic Institute has designed four posters concerned with sustainable lifestyle initiatives in the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria. The posters, illustrated with photos and maps, provide in-depth information on the process and results of the initiatives. They were displayed at the final project conference of InContext and are available for download.Read more

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