PED-ACT Joins DUT Conference in Brussels

PED-ACT Joins DUT Conference in Brussels

Towards the 2030 Sustainability Goals, the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership DUT Conference gathered international leaders and experts to Brussels. They kick-started 48 projects to support EU mission of climate-neutral cities, EU Green Deal, and the EU’s Urban Agenda.

The DUT programme highlights were;

1️⃣Discover the key instruments deployed by the DUT Partnership to amplify the impact of research and innovation.
2️⃣Learn from cities at the forefront of implementing the 15-minute City, Circular Urban Economies, and Positive Energy Districts strategies.
3️⃣Be inspired by Urban Doers and novel approaches in projects financed by DUT.
4️⃣Get new insights from expert panels on drivers behind change and new research areas in mission driven context.
5️⃣Celebrate the DUT projects funded in the first DUT call.

Our PED-ACT Project Team was there to present our work and our project poster, and discuss the key challenges to tackle for a sustainable future. PED-ACT’s unique cases for Sweden, Austria, and Turkiye presented to have an open conversation about #urbantransformation and #energytransition within the #ped framework.

We would like to thank our partners from Högskolan Dalarna, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, and wonderland platform for european architecture for representing us in this fruitful event.

PED-ACT Stakeholder Workshop at Karşıyaka, Izmir

PED-ACT Stakeholder Workshop at Karşıyaka, Izmir

Last week we had the time to collaborate and think together about İzmir! PED-ACT’s WP6 “Co-learning Processes and Co-design Strategies” leader wonderland platform for european architecture organized this workshop which is hosted by Karşıyaka Belediyesi and facilitated by İzmir Institute of Technology.

This stakeholder engagement workshop at the Karşıyaka Synagogue Building had attendees from public bodies, citizens, NGOs, the private sector, academia, and local government.

Several bodies from Karşıyaka Municipality attended the workshop as the Climate Change and Zero Waste Directorate, Planning and Project Directorate, Urban Vision Unit, and Citizen Participation Unit, as well as representatives from Demir Enerji Danismanlik and İzmir Institute of Technology. Ozlem Senyol and Alp Erdoğan have presented their work regarding the district of Karşıyaka. PED-ACT project goals and progress were briefly presented by Eylem Keskin (IZTECH).

Wonderland’s Bahanur Nasya moderated the workshop with their collaborative framework for PED-ACT. Each participant joined the discussion and steered the conversation into the prolific realms of co-creation.

Yilmaz Vurucu played their short film in the scope of Open Heritage, the Stara Trznica Old Market Hall. Bahanur Nasya (moderator) and Yilmaz Vurucu have also filmed interviewing actors for the PED-ACT project.

The PED-ACT team also visited the demo site for an updated feasibility study and also examined the Solar Power Plant in the north. We are hoping to deliver more good news from Izmir!


We would like to thank all of our participants and our team members for this fruitful event!

Karşıyaka/İzmir Stakeholder Workshop

Karşıyaka/İzmir Stakeholder Workshop

In the PED-ACT project, we aim to make energy consumption and production sustainable in regional units. This project, which is carried out at an international level, carries out studies in five different prototype regions in three countries. It is investigating ways to transform these regions into Positive Energy Regions (PED).

Now, it is time to collaborate and think together about İzmir! PED-ACT’s WP6 “Co-learning Processes and Co-design Strategies” leader Wonderland is going to lead this workshop, hosted by Karşıyaka Municipality and facilitated by Izmir Institute of Technology (WP8 Leader).

The workshop will take place in Karşıyaka Municipality building Kal Kadoş Synagogue on 26th of March, Tuesday starting at 9:30.

We are hoping to meet our guests there!

PED-ACT Team Members at IEA-EBC Annex 83 Working Meet at Pamplona, Spain

PED-ACT Team Members at IEA-EBC Annex 83 Working Meet at Pamplona, Spain

PED-ACT’s coordinator Prof. Xingxing Zhang (Dalarna University) and WP8 doctoral researcher Eylem Keskin (Izmir Institute of Technology) attended to the IEA-EBC Annex 83 Working Meeting on 26-27 February 2024 in CENER Headquarters Pamplona, Spain.

As one of the Subtask A leaders Prof. Xingxing Zhang has been working on definition development and development of a classification of PED typologies. For the Subtask A parallel session, doctoral researcher Juveria Shah (Dalarna University) has presented our work online about the PED stories of PED-ACT. Shah elaborated on PED-ACT project as it fosters a collaborative environment through bilateral learning and co-design processes among stakeholders in four specific cities of Borlänge, Umeå, Karşıyaka/Izmir, Ankara and the county of Schönbühel-Aggsbach.

For the PhD Talks Session of Annex 83 Working Meeting, PhD Candidate Eylem Keskin has presented her work “Campus as a Living Lab: Case of IZTECH”.

CENER (National Renewable Energy Center) as the host institution of Annex 83 Working Meeting, Pamplona organized a technical tour on day two to its two important renewable energy research centers: Wind Turbine Test Laboratory and Hygrin Lab: Innovation for Green Hydrogen in Sangüesa; and Biorefinery and Bioenergy Center in Aoiz.

PED-ACT Team would like to thank to the heartwarming hospitality of CENER and the coordinators and other participants of IEA-EBC Annex 83 for their support.

For more information: https://annex83.iea-ebc.org/event?EventID=8684

Webinar with KOJENTÜRK

Webinar with KOJENTÜRK

We have published our first webinar online!

Bahanur Nasya from the Wonderland Platform for European Architecture, moderated this session on behalf of our project. Our first guest was our stakeholder Turkish Cogeneration Association (KOJENTÜRK).
Yavuz Aydın and Yağmur Bozkurt represented KOJENTÜRK for this webinar. 
We would also like to thank our partners from Karşıyaka Belediyesi, Özlem Şenyol and Yasemin Şentürk.

You can check it out on our YouTube channel!

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