Achieving Smart Energy Planning Objectives. The Approach of the Transform Project

  • Ilaria Delponte University of Genoa DICCA – Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental
Keywords: Smart municipal agenda, Urban energy planning


Cities play a dual role in the field of energy and integrated planning. They function as institutional planning and decision making bodies and interfere as actors, e.g. as project developers or launching customers. In the first case their attempts at integrated plans are often unsuccessful in integrating vision, goals and instruments of all stakeholders so that waste, water, energy cycles, urban planning and budgets proceed with no connection to each other.  TRANSFORM Project “Transformation Agenda for Low Carbon Cities” (FP7) tries to improve the integrated energy policy and decision making process of cities, both at a strategic and operational level, by providing the cities with a framework based on overall planning experiences and on-the-field projects and qualitative and quantitative analysis support models. The project intends also to make a step further in the quality of research, by providing a replicable and tested framework for the production of a strategic Transformation Agenda for the city as a whole, combined with district Implementation Plans.


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Author Biography

Ilaria Delponte, University of Genoa DICCA – Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental

Engineer and PhD in Town and Territorial Planning, her research interests are addressed to mobility and harbour planning. She carries out scientific activities for the Department DICCA at the Polytechnic School of Genoa, where she has been teaching “Town and Territorial Planning” since 2008. Recently she has become a member of the Operational Committee of the Pole of Advanced Research in Safety, Security and Intermodality in Transport Systems - T.R.A.N.S.I.T. and she is also the local coordinator (University of Genoa) of the Project “TRANSFORMation Agenda for Low Carbon Cities” (FP7 Smart Planning).


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How to Cite
DelponteI. (2014). Achieving Smart Energy Planning Objectives. The Approach of the Transform Project. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment.