PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

1. An overview of data protection

 

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
 

Data recording on our website

 
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
 
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
 
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
 
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website.
 
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
 
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
 
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”
 

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

 
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
 
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.
 

2. General information and mandatory information

 

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
 
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
 
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
 

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

 
The data processing controller on this website is:
 
Klaus Hoppe
Flaunserstraße 11
D -79102 Freiburg
 
Telephone: 0761 68 199 091
Email: info@klaushoppe-consulting.de
 
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
 

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

 
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

 

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

 
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
 
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
 

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

 
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
 

Right to data portability

 
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
 

SSL and/or TLS encryption

 
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
 
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
 

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

 
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
 

Right to demand processing restrictions

 
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
 

3. Recording of data on our website

 

Cookies

 
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
 
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
 
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
 
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
 

Contact form

 
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
 
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
 
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
 

4. Plug-ins and Tools

 

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

 
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

 

SITE NOTICE

SITE NOTICE

Information provided according to Sec. 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG)

Klaus Hoppe
Klaus Hoppe Consulting
sustainable solutions for cities
Flaunserstraße 11
79102 Freiburg
 

Contact

Telephone: +49 (0) 761 68 199 091
Telefax: +49 (0) 761 68 199 093
Email: info@klaushoppe-consulting.de
 

VAT

VAT Id number according to Sec. 27 a German Value Added Tax Act:
DE 06104/53363
 

Responsible for contents acc. to Sec. 55, para. 2 German Federal Broadcasting Agreement (RstV)

Klaus Hoppe
Flaunserstraße 11
79102 Freiburg
 

Dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS): https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Please find our email in the impressum/legal notice.
 
We do not take part in online dispute resolutions at consumer arbitration boards.
 

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.
 
Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
 

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.
 
The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
 

Copyright

Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require a written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only.
The commercial use of our contents without permission of the originator is prohibited.
 
Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.
 

Picture credits

Home, Change Management: Christoph Eberle, Büro für visuelle Kommunikation

Challenges, Contakt: Klaus Hoppe

References: AHK Colorado Chapter, Denver, USA

Profile: Bernard Prigge – PHOTOGRAPHY by BASISLAGER 8; www.fireplace-chat.com

 

PRESENTATIONS AND FURTHER TRAINING

PRESENTATIONS AND FURTHER TRAINING

2018
Title: Making Smart City strategies work; Urban Futures Conference – Vienna, Austria
Content: Local governments: What can we learn from tactic, strategic and cooperation changes in modern football
Contakt: Gerald Babel-Sutter, Urban Futures Global Conference


2017
Title: Post-Carbon-Cities of Tomorrow – Vortragsreise nach Las Vegas, Denver, Phoenix, USA
Content: Workshops, presentations and moderated talks on local cli-mate change policies in Europa and North America
Contakt: Ecologic-Institute; Max Gruenig, Washington, USA


2017
Title: Urban Labatory: Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities – Belgrad, Serbia
Content: Energy and City Planning – Municipal Processes and Structures
Contakt: Harald Müller, Ambero Consulting


2016
Titel: Urban Futures Conference – Graz, Austria
Inhalt: Digital Innovation – Are our city´s structures overwhelmed by the speed of change?
Kontakt: Gerald Babel-Sutter, Urban Future Global Conference


2016
Title: Tirana City Council Workshop on Waste Management – Tirana Albania
Content Waste Management and Waste to Energy – Part of an integrated city development strategy
Contakt: Dubravka Bosnjak, giz ORF, Sarajevo


2016
Title: Royal Town Planning Institute- Conference – London, Great Britain
Content: The Freiburg Project. Integrating Low Carbon Policies on Local Level
Contakt: Adrian Hewitt for RTPI, Oxford


2016
Title: IES-Abroad EU – Students from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Content: Towards Renewable Energies – The (German) Energy Transition
Contakt: Almut Meyer zu Schwabedissen, IES Abroad, Freiburg


2015
Title: National Forum “Green Economy and Energy Efficiency” – Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Content: Sustainable Energy Action Plans – Instruments for cooperation between communities and industry!
Contakt: Dagmar Ecer , giz Ukraine


2015
Title: World Future Cities Council: Future Cities Forum – Tianjin, China
Content: Freiburg Sustainability Policies – Challenges and Opportunities
Contakt: World Future Council, Hamburg


2014
Title: Energy-Safe Cities – East Asia Program, Freiburg, Germany – webin
Content: Making things happen – The Freiburg Example
Contakt: Iclei, International Office, Bonn


2013
Title: Transatlantic Urban Climate Dialogue
“Catalyzing Neighborhood-Scale Energy and Economic Redevelopment” – Berlin, Germany
Content: Integrating Energy Aspects in City Planning – Chances and Obstacles
Contakt: Miranda Schreurs, Director of Environmental Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin


2012
Title: Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference – Memphis, USA
“Catalyzing Neighborhood-Scale Energy and Economic Redevelopment” – Berlin, Germany
Content: Energy Security, Economic Growth, and Renewable Energy Policy – Perspectives from the Local Level
Contakt: Transatlantic Climate Bridge


2012
Title: GIZ Training – “Cities and Climate Change ”
“Catalyzing Neighborhood-Scale Energy and Economic Redevelopment” – Berlin, Germany
Content: “Cities and Climate Change: Strategies and actions for Technical Cooperation to contribute to sustainable urban development”
Contakt: Carmen Vogt, GIZ Sector Project Policy Advice for Urban Development, Eschborn


 

PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS

  • Beyond Smart Cities: How Modern Football Helps Develop New Forms of Cooperation in Cities and Municipalities – Blog Article 2017: Link. PDF for download.
  • The Smart City approach, challenges and opportunities for cities and municipalities: An essay in conjunction with the Climate Alliance (2015). PDF for download.
  • Capital Cities towards Sustainable Energy, with Dubravka Bosnjak and Johhannes Elle, giz – 2014. PDF for download.
  • Klimaschutz und Bauleitplanung – Handlungsoptionen für die Praxis (Climate Action and Building Planning – Options for Action in Practice); in Chanc/ge Magazin, No. 3 – 2013. PDF for download.
  • Ecological Waste Management – A modern waste management approach; with Edith Wild; in Local Governments and Climate Change; Maryke van Staden, Francesco Musco – Hrsg. – 2010.

 

MUNICIPAL PROJECTS

MUNICIPAL PROJECTS

Sustainable Energy Action Plan – City of Freiburg
2001-2014
 
Topic
Coordination of the overall process involving municipal departments and local stakeholders; action plan responsibility; sectoral measures and prioritisation ac-cording to short-term, mid-term and long-term implementation and budget, leading the city´s steering committee coordinating the overall process and regular monitoring of progress
 
Task
Project coordination in cooperation with several municipal departments, municipal societies, energy company and stakeholders
 
Link


Financing Strategies for Energy Projects – City of Freiburg
2001-2014
 
Topic
Local climate change policies in Germany are mandatory only partially. So, the crucial question is to find ways to finance additional voluntary measures.
Idea development and design of a procedure, using 10% (currently 20%) of the yearly concession fee from the energy supply company to finance additional measures; Steering the city´s regular selection procedure including the report to and preparing of the approval by city council.
 
Task
Project development in coordination with financial department and regional energy supply company
 
Link


Integrating Energy Aspects in City Planning Procedures – City of Freiburg
2004-2007
 
Topic
According to the German Building Code (2004) and with the intention to mainstream best practice examples like the neighbourhood of Vauban, a procedure to integrate energy aspects in an early stage was developed in cooperation with the planning department.
Coordination of workgroup, design of procedure, preparation of city council decision, continuous implementation with every new neighbourhood project, com-munication with building companies and investors.
 
Task
Project leadership in cooperation with planning department, legal department and building authority
 
Link


Neighbourhood Energy Approach – City of Freiburg
2007-2014
 
Topic
The neighbourhood level is crucial when it comes to implementation of energy strategies (new and especially the existing ones). Energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy measures were introduced in residential areas and industrial areas (Green Industry Park). In cooperation with the regional energy supplier, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy and the municipal business development unit stakeholder meetings and workshops were organised to evaluate oppor-tunities and implement ecologically sound measures.
 
Task
Project coordination in cooperation with local stakeholders and energy company
 
Link


Energy Building Standards – City of Freiburg
2004-2011
 
Topic
The City of Freiburg was one of the first cities in Germany requiring energy standards for new buildings (1992). According to EU announcements and practical experience a further improvement of the Energy Building Standard towards Nearly Zero Emission Building was necessary: Contracting and assessment of a feasibility study, stakeholder involvement, leading the municipal process of coordination, preparation of city council decision, design of information and training programme for craftsmen, architects and engineers
 
Task
Project development in cooperation with planning department
 
Link


Integrated Solid Waste Management – City of Freiburg and rural district Bad Dürkheim
1994-2010
 
Topic
Conception and implementation of sustainable waste management measures to reduce waste, increase recycling and to process organic waste according and in addition to the national framework; waste management calculation; regional cooperation for waste treatment and disposal; waste to energy solutions on a local and regional level in cooperation with energy provider; design of public relation strategies to assure citizens´ participation
 
Task
Project conception and coordination of project implementation
 
Link

 

ORGANISATION OF EXPERT TOURS AND EXCURSIONS (SELECTION)

ORGANISATION OF EXPERT TOURS AND EXCURSIONS (SELECTION)

  • 2014: Expert Tour for Radolfzell City Council – Building Planning and Energy
  • 2013: City Analysis Singapore – Analysis of success factors for sustainable development, Fraunhofer Society, Singapore
  • 2012 & 2016: Expert tour for municipal representatives – Jiangsu Low Carbon Development, giz, Freiburg/Munich
  • 2012: Expert tour for municipal representatives from Montenegro – Structures for sustainable urban development, focusing on climate action management, giz

 

MODERATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

MODERATION OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

TWINS Conference Ruhr – COP 23 – Essen: Cities in Climate Change
City of Essen, Regionalverband Ruhr und KlimaEXPO.NRW – Roman Mendle (Iclei)

6 – 8 November 2017
 
Topic
The conference marks the beginning of a long-term cooperation between the participating cities and sets the foundation for the Urban Transitions Alliance, a global city network organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. The focus is on the international exchange of the so-called TWINS cities on cli-mate protection and sustainable urban development.
 
Task
Conference moderation, with 200 participants from 22 countries – presenting the workshop and support topic-related preparations
 
Link


Building Standards and Building Planning: Workshop on Energy-Efficient Building
City of Constance – Lorenz Heublein

25 October 2017
 
Topic
The City of Constance is growing. As part of a climate action plan, the city council wants to improve existing building standards. An expert report was produced by Büro Ebök in Tübingen. The results were presented and discussed with the various stakeholders.
 
Task
Task: Providing support in topic and design-related preparations, and moderating the workshop to aid further development of building standards in Constance.
 
Link


Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum – Intent to Action Workshop Transforming Municipal Processes and Structures – Towards the Local Energy Transi-tion – Vancouver, Canada; Simon Frazer University (SFU)
May 2017
Project Manager: Keane Gruending (SFU)
 
Topic
As city administrations are facing transformation challenges, identifying roles and role conflicts associated with existing municipal structures vs. change man-agement requirements are increasingly important. The interactive workshop focussed on mapping lessons learned and the question of how to develop future strategies – building findings of changes in cooperation in modern team sports.
 
Task
Workshop design and implementation, additional presentations in connection with the conference on sustainable development policy in Freiburg and development of energy-efficient building standards at municipal level.
 
Link


Moderation of 50 climate action workshops in connection with the development of municipal climate action plans in Baden-Württemberg – badenova (regional energy utility)
2013 – 2017
Project Manager: Manuel Bauer
 
Topic
Municipal climate action plans (including rural districts) thrive on local stakeholder participation. Citizens’ climate action workshops are used to integrate citi-zens’ questions and ideas into the development process for climate action plans promoted as part of Germany’s National Climate Initiative.
 
Task
Preparing and moderating the climate action workshop with local citizens
 
Link


International Conference of Climate Action (ICCA) – Local Governments Driving Transformation
Federal Environment Ministry – Hanover, Germany, Minu Hemmati, Marcus Andreas, adelphi

2015
 
Topic
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety organized a two day conference to highlight the role of cities and communities with several workshops
 
Task
Designing and conducting a workshop on how local climate action requires changes in organisational structures and the requirements for future cross-department cooperation as an example of transformation processes: modern football as a metaphor for changing the ways we communicate and cooperate, and how creativity can improve a city’s environmental portfolio.
 
Link


Alliance for Change: Achieving Local Transformation – Climate Alliance Annual International Conference in Luxembourg
7 – 14 April 2014
Climate Alliance – Ulrike Janssen
 
Topic
Participation in urban planning: Stakeholders and decision-makers – what participative formats are currently in use? How can energy and climate action be integrated into urban planning?
 
Task
Workshop design, moderation of interactive workshop attended by experts from municipalities belong to the network.


Conference on 100% Renewable Energy Regions – Kassel, Germany
deENet – Katharina Schenk

11 – 12 April 2014
 
Topic
When it comes to the regional-level energy switch, wind and biomass play an important role. How can processes for integration and acceptance of wind and biomass be designed, and what can be learned from experience gained in this field?
 
Task
Workshop moderation, with expert presentations and discussion
 
Link


CONFERENCE: LOW CARBON FUTURES – MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES
10 November 2010
Royal Institute of British Architects and Green Register – Lucy Peddler
 
Topic
The event, organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Green Register 2010, focused on the opportunities and challenges financing local energy action involving local and regional stakeholders.
 
Task
Presentation on regional value creation by means of climate action, moderate a workshop and participate in a podium discussion.
 
Link

 

MUNICIPAL CLIMATE ACTION MANAGEMENT

MUNICIPAL CLIMATE ACTION MANAGEMENT

Sino-German Urbanisation Partnership Project (SGUP) –
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Peter Sailer

2018
 
Topic
The partnership is designed as a platform project and promotes the exchange of experience, best practice and expertise between cities and provinces of the two countries on current issues of integrated and sustainable urban development.
 
Task
Discussion with the SGUP partner CSCEC (a state owned developer and construction company) to comment on an existing urban design of a mix-use quarter in the city of Changde, Hunan. In the light of examples of power (and heating), concepts that have proven to be successful on quarter, district, and city level shall be presented as well as a general overview of the topic of “Energiewende” on local level regarding the infrastructures necessary” be given.
 
Link


Municipal Climate Action Management –
badenova AG, Regional Energy Supplier – Manuel Baur

2013-2017
 
Topic
Development of climate action and neighbourhood plans for municipalities and rural districts (LK Tuttlingen)
 
Task
Developing guiding principles, strategic preparation of neighbourhood plans (analysis of current situation, preparatory talks and workshops with stakeholders)
 
Link


Munich 2050 – Climate Change Target and Strategy – In Cooperation with the Öko-Institute, Freiburg
State Capital Munich – Dr. Sylvia Franzl

2015-2016
 
Topic
Further development of Munich’s climate action strategy with involvement of city administration players: Analysis of existing climate action policy, review and improvement of available data, evaluation of activities in respect of the targets set, scenario development and proposals for action
 
Task
Interviews with key stakeholders concerning Munich’s climate action policy in general and also its future role (opportunities/challenges), preparation, design and moderation of workshops with key players, develop measures for implementation in energy and building planning, establish an energy agency
 
Link


Develop a Neighbourhood Plan for Freiburg’s Twin City – Lviv in Ukraine
City of Freiburg im Breisgau – Günter Burger

2016-2017
 
Topic
The mayors of Freiburg and Lviv have agreed to cooperate closely on their environmental and climate action plans. As part of a pilot project, energy efficiency and energy education measures are to be introduced in a district of Lviv.
 
Task
Working with those responsible in Lviv to identify a pilot district, developing potential measures in various sectors (energy optimisation, consultation and school projects), and preparing and coordinating a joint funding application. From 2018, providing consulting services in connection with project management and implementation in Lviv.


Municipal Climate Action Coaching – In Cooperation with the Climate Alliance, the German Federal Environmental Foundation and Ifeu Institut, Heidelberg
Climate Alliance, Dag Schulze

2009 – 2013
 
Topic
The first step can often be the most difficult to take. How can local climate action be designed and developed in inexperienced municipalities, especially where capacities and funding are limited or scarce? The project’s aim was to develop a policy instrument to enable a pragmatic climate action approach – from initial implementation to full-blown management of the action plan.
 
Task
Developing ideas and designing the basic coaching programme against the backdrop of available experience (workshop design and development of materials), preparation and moderation of climate action workshops with 10 selected pilot municipalities and their respective stakeholders.
 
Link


Energy-efficient Urban Redevelopment – Energy Strategy for Existing Urban Districts –
City of Frankfurt, Energy Department – Wiebke Fiebig

2016
 
Topic
The City of Frankfurt wants to implement a climate action strategy at district level. As part of a pilot project in Frankfurt-Westhausen – a typical housing devel-opment built at the start of the 20th Century – an energy-efficient district plan is to be implemented as a blueprint for replication in other parts of Frankfurt.
 
Task
Providing support in preparing a project proposal: Content structure, strategy for involvement of municipal actors, housing development companies and residents.


Further projects

  • 2016: Energy-efficient urban redevelopment in the town of Kirchzarten – citizens’ workshop and preparing funding application
  • German-Japanese-American Twin Cities Project – Federal Environmental Agency (2008/2009): knowledge transfer of best practice examples (technical, to and from Japan and America
  • Local Renewables – Iclei (2007-2008): German-Indian-Brazilian city project to improve the use of local renewable sources, transfer of best practice solutions, Freiburg as a role model

 

SMART CITIES

SMART CITIES

Integrated Urban Development and Co-Production for Indian Cities (IGSI) – Funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research – in cooperation wiht TU Berlin, InnoZ and various architectural and engineering companies
TU Berlin (Coordination) – Professor Elke Pahl-Weber, Marcus Jeutner

2017
 
Topic
The Indo-German Smart City Network is an interdisciplinary think tank aimed at supporting urban development processes in India. Integrated planning and inclu-sion of relevant stakeholders link infrastructure with spatial planning and socio-economic development – particularly in connection with the Smart City movement.
 
Task
Co-moderation of workshops on sustainable urban development in Delhi (Connaught Place) and in Coimbatore (Karunya University Campus) – held in urban labs using Urban Design Thinking tools. Focus: Localised waste management solutions.
 
Link


Digitalisation and Smart City: The Impact of ICT on Municipal Services – Practice, Knowledge and Experience Transfer
German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) – Jens Libbe

8 – 9 May 2017
 
Topic
What role does digitalisation play in urban infrastructures and what are the challenges involved in urban development and infrastructure planning? How do these impact services?
Seminar for municipal managers and specialists working in urban development, energy management and transport planning, as well as infrastructure operators and members of the city council.
 
Task
Kick-off presentation: City 4.0 – Digitalisation and its impact on spaces and city functions
 
Link


Horizon 2020 – Smart Cities and Communities (SCC1) Lighthouse Projects
European Commission – Damian Bornas-Cayuela

2015, 2017
 
Topic
Sustainable development of urban areas is a challenge of key importance. It requires new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. Integrated innovative solutions for Positive Energy Blocks/Districts will be developed, tested and performance monitored in the Lighthouse Cities. Projects will consider the interaction and integration between the buildings, the users and the larger energy system as well as implica-tions of increased electromobility, its impact on the energy system and its integration in planning.
 
Task
Independent or team evaluation of each of the 150-page proposals (consortia of three Lighthouse Cities) to ascertain whether the expected impacts are good or excellent, and to assess the quality and efficiency of the proposals’ implementation.
 
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Support and Advice in Developing a Smart Energy Cities Strategy Document and Business Plan
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) – Gerhard Stryi-Hipp

2014-2015
 
Topic
In connection with the Smart Energy Cities initiative, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) plans to systematically expand and offer its portfolio and expertise in the areas of research, development, consulting and services for cities and municipalities wanting to make their energy systems more sustainable.
Task
Analysing existing approaches used in the ISE and combining them into a joint, cross-sectoral product, developing the Institute’s special characteristics and strengths (USP) – especially with regard to energy scenario modelling, analysing municipal needs, market analysis, cooperation approaches with municipal play-ers, co-design of internal and external workshops for potential clients, and producing marketing and informational material.
 
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Morgenstadt/City Insights Initiative: Research Trip to Singapore and National Platform on Future Cities Fraunhofer Society
2013 – 2015
 
Topic
The Morgenstadt-City of Tomorrow project by the Fraunhofer Society was a preliminary survey of the German National Platform for Future City Development. Main research focus regarding the City Insights Study Singapore was on the organisational structure and legal regulations of the city state.
 
Task
Expert interviews and analysis with the Singapore city administration, other stakeholders and university laboratories (MIT), member of the working group on research and cities of the National Platform for the City of the Future
 
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Working Group on 2050 Energy Supply
Climate Alliance – Dr. Dag Schulze

2012-2015
 
Topic
The Climate Alliance 2050 Energy Supply Working Group focuses on issues involving future energy supply in cities. It serves exchange and dialogue between and further training of experts in Climate Alliance cities.
 
Task
Drafting a working paper and moderating expert workshops on the topic of Smart City, its role and the associated technological solutions for local climate action and local climate action plans.
 
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT DESIGN AND SUPERVISION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT DESIGN AND SUPERVISION

Energy efficiency in small municipalities in Ukraine – in cooperation with integration experts and international experts in other fields
Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Volodymyr Peregudow

2018 – 2019
 
Topic
Energy efficiency in the country’s building stock plays a key role in Ukraine. Rising energy prices and high levels of energy use make improvements indispensable in private and public buildings. The introduction of municipal energy management systems in small Ukrainian municipalities is designed to optimise public buildings and serve as best practice for replication in privately-owned building stock.
 
Task
Project implementation coordination, topic-related training supervision and aligning training to the needs of the project municipalities in cooperation with the national trainers and commissioning bodies, reporting and evaluation of project results.
 
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China Integrated Waste Management (IWM) for Nationally Approved Mitigation Actions (NAMA)
Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Mingyu Qian

2018
 
Topic
The transformation of the urban waste collection and disposal sector towards a low-carbon path with reduced carbon emissions and co-generation of energy is a crucial task within China’s environmental strategy. Through piloting the Best Available Technology (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) of IWM systems in three demonstration municipalities, capacity building and regulatory policies will be strengthened. Further repli-cation in other municipalities can drive the change in this sector.
 
Task
Participation in the project´s Kick-off Conference; Presentation of European best practice and moderation of a workshop with municipal examples from Chi-na; first discussion with Chinese experts for the development of adapted Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for future measurement and monitoring of the NAMA project; supervision of the selection application document.
 
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Energy Efficiency in Small Municipalities in Ukraine – In cooperation with eza!, Energie- und Umweltzentrum Allgäu and the West-Ukrainian Regional Train-ing Center, Lviv
Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Volodymyr Peregudow

2017
 
Topic
Energy efficiency in the country’s building stock plays a key role in Ukraine. Rising energy prices and high levels of energy use make improvements indispensable in private and public buildings. The introduction of municipal energy management systems in small Ukrainian municipalities is designed to optimise public buildings and serve as a best-practice for replication in privately-owned building stock.
 
Task
Definition of energy management for small municipalities and competition for participation in the energy management training project, onsite needs analysis for small municipalities in conjunction with the respective city mayors and project developers, design of basic workshops, evaluation of the Ukrainian energy services market and development of a promotional programme, consultant to giz during the concrete training phase.
 
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Establishing Energy Agencies in Ukraine
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Robert Künne

2014-2017
 
Topic
Experience gained in Europe shows that the involvement of local and regional energy agencies can significantly improve energy supply in various sectors (e.g. buildings and heating). Most of all, these agencies’ neutral advisory function leads to great acceptance among cooperation partners and local residents alike.
 
Task
Project development and management: Support in establishing an energy agency in Odessa, management of the entire process to develop the sustainable energy action plan, support in implementing and developing a business plan, development of a final brochure and initiation of international projects and cooperation partnerships.
 
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Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine
Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz)/Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft – Matthias Brandt

2016-2017
 
Topic
Climate action as a sub-component or plan plays a key role in integrated urban development. In the four Ukrainian project cities, no experience has been gained to date with regard to planning and communication policies for use in climate action and energy supply in building planning and neighbourhood development.
 
Task
Integration of the existing sub-plan on climate and energy into the Integrated City Development Plan, analysis of the relevant municipal processes and structures, and the various sub-plans for completeness and cooperative further development with the project managers, inclusion in regular municipal budget planning. Presentation and training on integrating energy-related topics into urban development planning and the development of new development areas in the project municipalities.
 
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German-Chinese Cooperation on Renewable Energy
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) /Nationale Energy Agency China (NEA) – Sandra Retzer, Paul Recknagel

2015, 2017, 2018
 
Topic
Climate action plans and sub-plans are still the exception in Chinese municipalities. The project thus follows the strategy of using German experience with energy and climate action plans in municipalities in the form of three pilot projects. Design and experience in developing these pilot plans is to be replicated and dissemi-nated over time.
 
Task

  • 2018: Participation in a planning workshop for the three project phases: Presentation of German experience, support in project design and expert talks regarding the design of guidelines for municipal climate action plans
  • 2017: Analysis and evaluation of the energy plans against the backdrop of municipal expectations, demands and the implementing stakeholders
  • 2015: Development of a city competition for climate action plans, focusing on renewable energy (entry criteria and requirements), development of struc-tures and stakeholder environments for one of these special municipal tasks, stakeholder organisational chart and inclusion of German expertise in the development of plans, basic project organisation and ideas to promote ongoing implementation after the pilot phase

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Network for Energy Efficient Cities in South-East Europe (NEEC)
Open Regional Fund (ORF), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) – Dubravka Bosnjak

2009-2016
 
Topic
The Balkan capitals – Podgorica/Montenegro, Sarajevo/Bosnia-Herzegovina, Skopje/Macedonia, Zagreb/Croatia and Tirana/Albania – have joined the Covenant of Mayors. In line with their obligations to develop and implement their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), giz supports the city administrations in both technical and organisational terms.
 
Task

  • Advising the municipalities in the building of structures and processes for municipal climate action, providing support in developing their Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) as members of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) and in project implementation
  • Establishing municipal management structures, presentations on specialist topics, organisation of expert tours and excursions, individual consultation services and design of workshops in the partner cities
  • Moderation of strategy workshops with the client on further developing the network

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