Space-energy patterns for smart energy infrastructures, community reciprocities & related governance

SPACERGY builds upon the need of planning authorities to develop new models to implement energy transition strategies in the urban environment, departing from the exploitation or reciprocity between spatial potential and energy systems. 

Based on urban morphology and energy use modeling, SPACERGY develops new tools and guidelines necessary to advance the implementation of energy efficient urban districts. The toolsets are tested in three urban areas under development in the cities of Zurich, Almere, and Bergen, acting as living laboratories for real-time research and action in collaboration with local stakeholders. The results of this research project support planners and decision makers to facilitate the transition of their communities to more efficient, livable and thus prosperous urban environments.


Programme:JPI Urban Europe
Overall budget:€ 1.108.624
Grant amount:€ 1.108.624
Contribution to TU Delft: € 248.211
Role TU Delft: Lead partner
Project duration:April 2016 - August 2019
TU Delft researchers:       Arjan van Timmeren
Daniela Maiullari

Project partners

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


Daniela Maiullari