Contact: Daniela Maiullari

SPACERGY builds upon the need of planning authorities to implement new models for integration of ‘prosumers’ and smart mobility departing from the exploitation of their reciprocities in future patterns of urbanization. Several policies are made by each EU nation, but effective and practical implementation tools are missing. SPACERGY focuses on the role of optimized mobility, spatial morphologies, infrastructural elements and local community participation in regards to the smart use of local resources and addresses a knowledge gap in relation to interactions and synergies between spatial programming, energy and mobility systems planning and stakeholder involvement necessary to improve models of development and governance of urban transformations. Based on spatial morphology and energy use modelling SPACERGY will develop new toolsets and guidelines necessary to advance the implementation of energy efficient forms of development. New toolsets will be tested in three urban areas under development in the cities of Zurich, Almere, Bergen, and verified by action research in Brescia, acting as living laboratories for real-time research and action in collaboration with local stakeholders. The results of this research project will help planners and decision makers to facilitate the transition of their communities to a more efficient, liveable and thus prosperous urban environment.

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Project Coordinator:

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Project Partners:

  • Bergen University College, The Public Road Administration of Norway and Municipality of Bergen (Norway)
  • ETH Zurich and Municipality of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • AMS Institute, Municipality of Almere (The Netherlands)

Project objectives

  • Re-thinking urban environments as spatial structures for the production, storage and exchange of energy
  • Optimizing urban morphological patterns and community involvement in the transition towards renewable energy;
  • Developing smart tools and innovative Spatial-Energy community strategies for more efficient, inclusive and liveable Cities




Three urban areas under development in the cities of Zurich, Almere, Bergen as living laboratories for active research in collaboration with local stakeholders.

Living Lab ETH-University campus ‘Hochschulquartier’ Zurich(Switzerland)Spacergy 2

Living Lab Floriade 2022+ legacy ‘Growing
Green’ residential district, Almere (The Netherlands)Spacergy 3

Living Lab Mindemyren area, Bergen (Norway)Spacergy 4