The Spanish Regional Living Lab has participated at the 54th edition of the International Congress of ISOCARP, which took place in the Norwegian city of Bodo on 1 – 5 of October, in order to present the results of the INTENSSS-PA project through the case of Castilla y León.
ISOCARP is the International Society of City and Regional Planners, a global association with a multi-angle perspective which brings together recognised and highly-qualified planners. The 54th edition of its annual world congress is focused on sustainable planning and energy turnaround under the topic name “Cool Planning: climate change and our urban future”. The purpose of the congress is to improve urban and regional planning facing the challenges of the current environmental situation. It is organized in 6 parallel tracks of different topics and it includes three plenary conferences developed by Jeremy Rifkin (“Toward a Smart Third Industrial Revolution”), Peter Newman (“Cool planning: cities and climate change”) and Herbert Girardet (Regenerative cities – making cities work for people and planet”), who are international recognised experts on sustainability and ecological planning.
Our colleagues Juan Luis de las Rivas, Miguel Fernández and Sergio Cantero, representatives from the Spanish Regional Living Lab, have presented the INTENSSS-PA project approach and the results of the Integrated Sustainable Energy Plan in the case of Castilla y León region. The presentation was part of the track 5 of “Social Networks” and distinguished as keynote track for the specific session of “Smart Cities”. It has allowed to publicize the project work of the last 30 months in front of the international community of planners, receiving great feedback.
The paper presented was titled “INTENSSS-PA: a Governance Approach for Integrating Energy and Spatial Planning. Its Results in Castilla y León (Spain)” and can be seen in the section of Journal Papers of this website.
You can find more information of this congress and see all papers in the ISOCARP website