City Engage is part of the +CityXChange project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
City Engage seeks to increase citizens’ understanding of the project by raising awareness of positive energy concepts and over time empowering citizens to take positive energy actions in order to lower their carbon footprint.
City Engage also seeks to increase collaboration between its citizens and Limerick City and County Council in order to co -create innovative solutions to challenges within the city.
The outcome of engagement activities will enable communities to share their vision for the future of Limerick with local authority decision makers, and will assist project partners in progressing the +CityxChange project to transform Limerick into a low carbon city.
City Engage Week 3 - Community Energy
26th - 30th April 2021
The theme for the week of events was Community Energy. Whether it be at an individual, business or community level, we can take steps towards a clean energy model.
In the preceding weeks the +cityxchange team recruited 24 Positive Energy Champions who had volunteered to take a journey with us over twenty weeks and explore how they can reduce their carbon footprint, making changes to how they consume energy.
City Engage Week 3 saw the Champions receive training and take part in workshops, which supported them on their energy journey.
The City Engage series is part of the +CityxChange (Positive City Exchange) project funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. The overall aim of the project seeks to create positive energy districts and influence citizen behaviour to meet the challenge of moving to a low carbon sustainable future.
To download the +City Engage Week 3 programme of events, click here.
City Engage Week 2 - Local Renewable Energy
14th - 18th September 2020
Urban Innovation in collaboration with +CityXChange partners hosted a full programme of nine online webinars and workshops over the course of the week.
Attendees got the opportunity to explore the potential and the challenges of installing renewables and creating positive energy districts in Limerick’s Georgian Quarter.
Participants mapped solar potential in the Georgian Neighbourhood, learned about the proposed tidal turbine in the Shannon and had the chance to build their own home energy monitor.
Presenters from Ireland and Europe shared their experiences of energy generation and creating energy communities. 195 attended and participated in events throughout the week, taking the opportunity to learn about the project and share their vision for a low carbon future for Limerick.
To download the +City Engage Week 2 programme of events, click here.
Architect, Caelen Bristow talks about her experiences in retrofitting a heritage building for energy efficiency.
Aoife Gallagher, Innovation Manager with ESB on how communities have the potential to generate significant power from waterways by using hydrokinetic power.
Roisin McCormack, GKinetic gives a detailed presentation about the proposed tidal turbine for the Shannon as part of the Cityxchange project.
Senior Plannner Kieran Reeves outlines plan for a Bold City Vision for Limerick City and County Council.
City Engage Week 1 - Limerick Laneways
16th to 22nd Sept 2019
As part of the +CityxChange EU project a series of Community Participation events took place around specific topics on collective thinking and action.
+CityxChange (Positive City Exchange) wants to create a community of individuals, groups, businesses and agencies who are looking at ways to develop smarter cities that are open and accessible for all. We are all about the positives. Working together to solve problems or to create a new vision. The overarching aim is to develop a series of demonstration projects on how to become a smart positive energy city for all together, through citizen engagement.
To download the +City Engage Week 1 programme of events, click here.