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CLUE - Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe

Cities in Europe are facing many challenges in delivering sustainable solutions for a future with nine billion people globally. This includes the need to decrease the climate impact of cities. For example, Stockholm aims at being a 100% fossil fuel free city by 2050 and similar goals can be found across Europe. New urban districts, like the Stockholm Royal Seaport, Vienna’s Aspern+ and the 22@ District in Barcelona, are being planned to be in the technological forefront and a showcase for sustainable urban development with emphasis on climate mitigation and climate neutral development.

The project Climate Neutral Urban Districts in Europe tackles the challenges modern sustainable cities are facing. A climate neutral urban district uses innovative new technology and building techniques to reduce its carbon footprint.

The objective of the CLUE project is to increase the local and regional capacity in policy development which aim to facilitate the implementation and assessment of new solutions and technologies for a low carbon economy in urban areas. The consortium brings together local and regional authorities as well as universities from 9 European countries, which are developing climate neutral urban districts.

CLUE explores best practices in planning and implementation of systems, solutions and technologies for climate neutral urban districts as well as methods for measuring, monitoring, reporting, verifying and assessing climate mitigating efforts. The project activities result in best practice guides and policy recommendations on the integration of climate aspects in the urban development process. In addition, CLUE partners develop guidelines for measuring, reporting, verifying and assessing climate neutral technology as well as implementation plans for all participating regions.  

Lead partner: City of Stockholm - City Planning Administration

Duration: 01/2012 – 12/2014

Total budget: €1,895,431.36

ERDF contribution: €1,439,142.83


  • City of Stockholm - City Planning Administration (SE)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (DE)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE)
  • Municipality of Rome (IT)
  • Barcelona Regional (ES)
  • City of Turin (IT)
  • Delft University of Technology (NL)
  • Vienna City Administration, Department of Urban Development and Planning (AT)
  • Municipality of Paggaio (EL)
  • Marshal office of the Malopolska Region (PL)
  • Risorse per Roma (IT)


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