Powerpoor at the Urban Future conference!

POWERPOOR will be present at the annual Urban Future conference, which brings together a wide diversity of ‘city changers’. This year, the conference is taking place in Stuttgart (Germany) from 21-23 June 2023, and will be attended by urban development experts, politicians, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders who are making cities more sustainable.  

On 21 June, our partner ICLEI Europe will chair a session on tackling the energy crisis, while keeping emissions in mind. Since energy prices have skyrocketed, many more people are struggling to pay their energy bills. Even before the recent drastic price spikes, about 35 million Europeans had been unable to keep their homes adequately warm. Solutions are urgently needed, and municipalities seem to be relevant contact points for concerned citizens.

In this interactive session, we will discuss and learn from practitioners how tackling energy poverty in cities can be used to strategically boost renewables! Participants will discuss how to encourage the replication of support programmes dedicated to energy poor citizens while, at the same time, increasing the deployment of renewables in cities around Europe. A promising lineup of speakers include:

  • Eleni Kanellou, Research Associate, National Technical University of Athens (POWERPOOR Coordinator)
  • Cynthia Zurita, Consultant at S317 Consulting
  • Naomi C. Hanakata, Assistant Professor for Urban Planning at the National University of Singapore
  • Melinda Vedrődi, Project Manager at Energiaklub & Erik Suhajda, Student, Eötvös Loránd University
  • Vasilios Roussaki, Deputy Mayor of Halki in Greece

Discussions will be moderated by Arthur Hinsch, Climate Policy and Energy Governance Officer at ICLEI Europe.

Find out more information about the conference and buy your ticket here: https://urban-future.org/event/stuttgart-23/


If you have any comments or questions, write to the author!
Szabó Melinda [email protected]