On October 7 and 8, 2021, the UPV’s open days will be held in the Nexus building of the Polytechnic University of Valencia in response to the València Ciutat Neutra mission. Among the 12 chairs of this university that will join with the aim of proposing initiatives for the decarbonization of Valencia, is the UPV team in the Interuniversity Chair of New Green Transition. Within this framework, on Friday, October 8, the creation of a climate Living Lab at the UPV will be addressed, a new space to mobilize the UPV and the urban innovation eco-system at the service of a just ecological transition.

As a first step towards the creation of this Living Lab, in Friday’s session, the team of the New Green Transition Chair at the UPV co-organizes the workshop Co-design a climate Living Lab at the UPV. It will be a participatory workshop in which attendees will be invited to contribute their ideas on what the objectives, the actors and the possible forms of governance should be to begin to collectively build a Living Lab on ecological transition at the UPV. Some experiences carried out so far will also be presented, such as the mapping of ecological transition initiatives at the University, which was coordinated by the team of the Chair at the UPV last June. The university’s students will participate in this workshop and the vice-rector for Sustainable Development of the Campuses will be present.

The programme will start at 9 a.m. on the 7th with an inauguration by the Mayor of Valencia and the Rector of the UPV, in which the university-city binomial and the process of decarbonising European cities will be discussed. This will be followed by a discussion on how to make València a neutral city, with municipal policies for decarbonisation and fair energy transition, and proposals from the Chairs to face the challenges of sustainable agri-food, zero emissions and urban energy transition.

The alliance of the 12 UPV Chairs for the ecological transition is made up of: Chair of Urban Energy Transition, Chair of Climate Change, Chair of Sustainable Earth, Chair of New Green Transition, Chair of Energy Transition in the Valencian Community, Chair of Open Data, Chair of Planet and Sustainable Development, Chair of Governance of the City of Valencia, Chair of Innovation in Housing, Chair of Valencian Economy, Chair of Water of Valencia and Chair AVANT UPV Valencian Anti-Population Agency.

You can register here and take part in these initiatives to make Valencia and other cities a better place to live in!