UP2030 is a project funded by the same call as Re-Value and aims to support cities in driving the socio-technical transitions required to meet their climate neutrality targets by leveraging urban planning and design.

Within the project, city stakeholders and local authorities will be supported and guided to put neutrality on the map of their communities in day-to-day actions and strategic decisions.  An innovative methodology (5UP-approach) will be developed and applied through the co-development and implementation of science-based - yet practical - tools, and methods. 

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About the project

Unlike fragmented innovation processes that focus on the deployment of a specific solution to achieve incremental progress, UP2030 proposes that cities should themselves be at the centre of the innovation approach to drive transformative change. The 5UP methodological framework will support cities in

  • (i) UP-dating those policies, codes, regulations that need to be left behind to make room for the new vision
  • (ii) UP-skilling, through building the capacities of the entire city stakeholder ecosystem that shall deliver actions
  • (iii) UP-grading, through the development of solution prototypes (digital and physical) at selected neighbourhoods,
  • (iv) UP-scaling to achieve city-wide impact by shaping the enabling governance arrangements and matching project portfolios to financial resources, and
  • (v) UP-taking, by engaging with the Mission and sharing best practices across European cities.

Learn more about Up20230 on its website

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