Clever Area Development
The goal of the project is to realise a social, democratic and economically just energy transition in Gaasperdam. Elements that are linked to this are creating a new interplay between systemic and lifeworld, further developing local citizens’ initiatives towards a more longterm vision, and connecting the social basis to ecological awareness.
The work is divided into 4 work packages that have the following goal settings:
- WP 1: projectplanning and dissemination
- WP 2: the social energy transition
a. Improving the socio-economical position of the neighbourhood and its inhabitants
- WP 3: the democratic energy transition
a.Linking urban area development to strategic neighbourhood development
- WP 4: the technical energy transition
a.Improving the quality of houses, housing facilities and facilities in general in the built environment
b.Improving of the energy quality of houses, among which making existing build and newly build houses natural gas free
01 April 2021 - 31 December 2023
For this project different research groups are combining their expertise in the different work packages. In work packages 2 and 3 the focus is on inventorying the skills in the neighbourhood, looking at the needs of the residents and how to establish a sustainable form of local governance where residents gain permanent decision-making power in local decision-making processes.