City Engage is part of the +CityXChange project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
The overall aim of the CityxChange project is to meet the challenge of moving to a low carbon sustainable future by creating positive energy districts and influencing citizen behaviour around energy use. Limerick was chosen as a lead city for the project, with Trondheim in Norway, and tasked with finding innovative ways of working with citizens to change the way we use and generate and share energy.
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 1 - Limerick Laneways
16th to 22nd Sept 2019
City Engage Week 1 - Limerick Laneways, 16th to 22nd Sept 2019.
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.
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.
If you would like to learn more about City Engage Please contact:
Urban Innovation Department
Cecil Street Upper
Limerick V94 TN32
Phone: +353 61 557182