NetZeroCities is the driving force working on behalf of the European Commission to advance the EU Mission for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities. NetZeroCities does this by adopting a cross-sectoral approach and aligning with cities' actual needs, fostering collaboration among local authorities, citizens, businesses, investors, and regional and national authorities. It aims to create synergies with existing initiatives, ensuring its activities are relevant and effective in driving sustainable urban development.
Re-Value is funded by the European Union in order to support the Cities Mission, specifically working on innovative urban design and planning approaches in our waterfront pilots.
In recognition of the shared goals and complementary expertise, Re-Value is forming a strategic partnership with NetZeroCities and other projects supporting the Mission. This partnership leverages the strengths and offers of NetZeroCities and the specific experiences made in Re-Value and like-minded projects to accelerate the transition towards sustainable and climate-neutral cities across Europe.
Re-Value, working in our nine waterfront pilots, is committed to sharing key lessons and experience from the project, and at the same time is exploiting the opportunities to learn from other cities engaged in the Mission. Specifically, the Re-Value cities will demonstrate how climate neutrality and urban quality can be aligned by re-valuing the cities' connection to their waterfronts, making the urban transition irresistible for citizens and professional stakeholders.
The Re-Value Community of Practice will utilise the NetZeroCities Portal as part of the project’s Capacity Development and Exchange Programme. The Portal’s “one-stop-shop” design concept will enable them to both connect and collaborate with one another as a closed group, as well as exchange knowledge and foster joint initiatives with the wider Mission community