On October 8, in Palermo, Consorzio Arca oganized the workshop “NEW ENERGY FOR NEW CITIES“, an idea generation lab for energy production, management, saving and distribution in urban environments. The session has capitalized the new approaches to urban energy management arising form european RTD project participated by the organizer.
Distributed energy generation, energy saving and harvesting, new building technologies, smart grids and microgrids are some of the examples of innovative systems that can help cities to become more sustainable and resilient, opening new economical perspectives for start-ups and existing firms.
Following a short introduction, participants has been invited to generate new ideas that will be uploaded into Netkite Open Innovation platform. Ideas has been shared and voted at the end of the lab. The ideas will be available as open knowledge to be considered for further development activities.
The event was held as part of the Urban Thinkers Campus, promoted by the United Nations with the aim of sensitizing and creating awareness among the citizens on urban issues, and prepare content that will be presented at the conference Habitat III “The city we need”.