Interactive database for mapping and comparing PED experiences around Europe

Giulia Turci is an architect and she is currently enrolled as a PhD student at Bologna University in the field of Architecture Technology.

The purpose of the Virtual Mobility (VM) was to collaborate within ‘PED-EU-NET’ COST Action to acquire information, data and tools for the development of an interactive, updatable and user-friendly PED-Database. The Database was conceived as a tool that allows to map and compare existing concepts, strategies, case studies, projects and innovative solutions related to Positive Energy Districts in order to favour their planning and implementation in European countries. Through the analysis of different international experiences and through the participation in interactive and multidisciplinary meetings and workshops, the VM offered methodological and operative support in the definition of the PED-Database structure and, at the same time, allowed Giulia to improve her research skills, deepen PEDs knowledge and enrich her experience as a researcher.
Methodologically, the VM took advantage of a continuous and fruitful collaboration among a core team of experts with an interdisciplinary background, who have collaborated continuously on the development of the PED-Database. The work can be summarised in two main phases. In the first one, the team focused on the definition of a shared and comprehensive framework for PED-Database development, while in the second one, a list of PED relevant initiatives and projects in which COST members were involved was analysed and a screening was performed following some predefined categories and parameters. 
The result is the definition of a Database that aims to raise awareness on PEDs by exchanging best practices on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of these districts, by transferring knowledge of innovative solutions and by connecting this COST Action with other PED-related EU projects and initiatives to synthesise experiences and consolidate expertise.

For additional information please feel free to contact Giulia Turci: giulia.turci3@unibo.it

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For a special issue of the Norwegian Journal of Geography Stavanger, Norway – 24 & 25 March 2022 Workshop programme Note on format: We devote 45 minutes to each paper, with three papers per 150-minute session, and 5-10 minute...
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Invitation: Rome, Italy – 6 & 7 October 2021 Cities with diverse cultures, forms, structure, and histories are already implementing planning, design, and management approaches to optimize the contribution that positive energy districts (PED) can provide in terms of...
Invitation:  14 September 2021, 9:00-11:00 CEST WHAT: An online 2-hour-webinar designed to: i) introduce PED interested audiences to PED-EU-NET on- going research activities (PART I); and ii) activate preliminary exchanges on selected topics of interest between PED-EU-NET members...
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The application for Virtual Mobility Grants (VMG) is now open. The VMGs aim to foster virtual collaboration within the Action network during this difficult time when possibilities for physical research exchange are limited. Successful applicants are expected to...
The application for STSMs is now open, successful applicants are expected to undertake the proposed scientific missions between 01 July and 15 September 2021. A maximum of 2000 EUR can be awarded for each grant. In this open...
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We are delighted to announce our 1st Conference Session as part of the 13th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, which will take place on 15-17 September 2021 in Split, Croatia (SEB-21). The Special Session is...
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Action in SEB-21 We are delighted to announce our 1st Conference Session as part of the 13th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, which will take place on 15-17 September 2021 in Split, Croatia (SEB-21). The...