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MOLOC [CLOSED] | Low Carbon Urban Morphologies

What are the means of action to adapt urban morphologies to the impacts of climate change and energy transition ?
How to overcome isolated experimentation and build a coherent model of low-carbon city ?
In this challenging context, MOLOC aims to develop a new city building approach, associating quality of life and energy efficiency. MOLOC stands for MOrphologies Low Carbon and will explore the brakes that limit the impact of local policies and actions in their ambitions to change current urban morphologies in the light of sustainable urban development.

Six partners, involved in energy transition strategies, will collectively design and test innovative ways of achieving low-carbon cities through a three steps program:

  • 2017-2018: comparative analysis
  • 2019: design of local action plans
  • 2020-2021: action plan's implementation and monitoring 

Low-carbon city 

A low-carbon city is an urban model, which fits the new climate context and develops solutions to energy challenges. Integrated low-carbon strategies are needed to identify suitable actions in cities and to increase awareness of citizens. 

City actions

Each city involved in the project will elaborate and implement an action plan for a low-carbon strategy, co-designed with local partners. The action plans will reflect mutual exchanges that are taken place within the project (study visits and exchanges of best practices).
The realisation of efficienct action plans will contribute to the improvement of policy instruments, addressed by the project. Each partner has set up a local stakeholder group to co-design their action plan. Inspired by a bottom-up approach, partners will pay attention to citizens needs, appropriation by local stakeholders within the whole process and a wider dissemination.

Scientific Referent R3C

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