Urban areas, historic buildings and climate change – these issues are being explored in the 3ENCULT project. Results and research experiences will be represented at the Resilient Cities 2012 Conference held from 13 to 15 May in Bonn, Germany.
This 3rd Global Forum of the Urban Resilience and Adaptation brings together municipal representatives and scientists from all around the world to discuss relevant issues and exchange knowledge.
Results from 3ENCULT will be shared – linked to other research and development projects and exchanges. The project addresses smart solutions for energy efficiency in historic buildings, as a crucial component for a comprehensive and integrated resilience strategy. Not only do most European cities and towns have a historic town centre and many buildings of cultural heritage, but all of them will experience climate change and need to plan and respond appropriately. Results of multi-disciplinary research collaboration, such as 3ENCULT, are valuable to help local governments and other key actors explore proven options – from policies and strategies to energy relevant technologies and materials.
Ms. Astrid Kaemena, from the European Commission DG Research and Innovation, will represent 3ENCULT and other Seventh Framework Programmes (FP7)
research projects´ experience, in her role as facilitator of the session C3 on building capacity and getting results with research collaboration on Monday, 14 May. The role played by DG Research FP7 projects in this specific field is especially valuable and aims to reinforce excellence, dynamism and creativity in European research.
More details are available on the Resilient Cities conference programme
, including adaptation and resilience strategies from city cases shared in the Reality Check Workshops
(featuring Copenhagen in Denmark, Sorsogon in the Philippines, La Paz in Mexico and Ancona in Italy).