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E_Profil – Neighbourhood Profiles for Optimised Energy Technical Transformation Processes

Research field: Urban Transformations Towards Sustainability: A Law and Governance Perspective

This multidisciplinary research project, which is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), aims at developing an orientation framework for the governance of energy related transformation processes in urban neighbourhoods. To this end, the project aims at legal and socioeconomic parameters. This approach is applied to two neighbourhoods in the city of Linz, for both of which an implementation path (a roadmap) is drawn up. The team of the Research Institute for Urban Management and Governance analyses legal footing and avenues for developing (further) legal instruments to be used in energy and resource efficient urban development in existing neighbourhoods. A number of legal instruments and their interaction are analysed: in addition to building and spatial planning law, the project focuses on energy law, state funding and connections to housing and tenancy law. In addition, the project analyses in how far lessons from international examples may be applicable in the Austrian context and whether and how such instruments could be further developed in the future.

WU Project Lead: Univ.Prof. Dr. Verena Madner

Partners: TU Wien (Institute of Spatial Planning of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning), Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Mecca Consulting Dr. Johannes Franz Schaffer e.U., LINZ AG für Energie, Telekommunikation, Verkehr und Kommunale Dienste, Linz City Administration – Geschäftsbereich Planung, Technik und Umwelt (PTU)

Funding: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Duration: 01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017