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By David Thomas, Ahonen Anna-Maija, Dorfner Johannes, Nagy Zsofia, Nuorkivi Arto, Peters Christoph, Schönsteiner Karl, Vautz Sarah, Wiltshire Robin, Zöld Andras

This record summarises the results of a 30 months length carrying on with schooling undertaking entitled city Planners with Renewable power talents (UP-RES). The venture was once conducted through a multi-disciplinary overseas consortium with the purpose of informing planners and similar execs approximately energy-efficient and CO2 lowering applied sciences, practices and platforms that may be constructed throughout city parts to serve complete groups.

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Optimally coordinated with the tram service are 26 bus lines taking passengers from the most important interchange points to surrounding areas In a few years to come, thanks to intensive use of public transport and optimised routes, public transport will no longer need subsidies but it will cover its costs by means of the ticket sales revenues only. This is exceptional for public transport companies in German cities. Figure 11: Extension of public transport network (red) to be reachable by the inhabitants living within less than 500m walking radius.

Source: SaAS) 45 Making Cities Energy Efficient Lessons to learn: • Use of waste energy (vapor from the incineration plant) • Refrigeration with nearby sea water • Professional and highly specialized technical team • Predictive and proactive maintenance • Correct demand planning • DHC network implementation in existing city can be successful if well planned • Flexible solutions in urban planning to promote private initiative and investment: Previous public investment in infrastructures and investment return through connection rights.

33 Making Cities Energy Efficient The professional training requirements of urban planners have their legal basis in the professional tasks, which are mentioned in the laws of the chambers of architects. These professional tasks are • • • • designing, technical, economical, social and ecological urban and spatial planning, in particular the development of urban development plans, coordination, guidance, steering of planning and the implementation of projects, planning and processes, consulting, support and representation of the contractor in all matters relating planning and the implementation of projects, preparation of expert opinions.

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