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02 April 2020

Webinar results PVE Heat transition vision Utrecht

Webinar results PVE Heat transition vision Utrecht

The Municipality of Utrecht aims to have 40.000 homes and other buildings in the city gas-free by 2030. The municipality is already working on 18.000 homes, so there are still 22.00 homes to be made gas-free. To come to a plan and include residents, the municipality had a Participative Value Evaluation (PVE) carried out, in which 617 residents participated. Coming Tuesday 7 April, from 3.30 pm – 5 pm, we will present the results of the PWE that has been carried out for the heat transition vision of the Municipality of Utrecht. This is done in the form of a webinar, via Zoom.

26 March 2020

PVE as a source for co-creation in the sustainable heating transition

PVE as a source for co-creation in the sustainable heating transition

Heating is a fundamental aspect of the human need for shelter in our colder climates. Heat is a cultural service that cannot be seen through the lens of economic efficiencies and return on investments only. In the transition to sustainable heating, homeowners and local communities therefore form essential parts of the system. Their contribution to this low carbon transition by adopting sustainable heating technology for their homes and buildings is key to making it happen, and co-creation provides the space.

12 March 2020

The influence of residential location in PVE

The influence of residential location in PVE

Are people influenced by the location they life when participating in a PVE for transport projects? The answer is yes, according to Lisa Volberda, who graduated from her master Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure last Wednesday 11 March. In her thesis, she identified the distribution of citizens for the allocation of the public budget towards spatial- infrastructure projects, by making use of Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE).

05 March 2020

What is the biggest advantage of choosing PVE for the energy transition?

What is the biggest advantage of choosing PVE for the energy transition?

On 3 March we presented the PVE method at the Learning Platform Energy and Environment (LEO) in Utrecht. LEO was initiated by the energy sector in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs to improve cooperation between the parties involved in the energy transition. The meeting was focused on ‘smart participation’, and therefore we focused our presentation on how the involvement of diverse citizens and middle groups can work out better through applying a PVE.

28 February 2020

The future of energy in Súdwest-Fryslân

The future of energy in Súdwest-Fryslân

The municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân has different visions about the role of energy in the future. The municipality wishes to involve citizens’ advise in their energy plans. To achieve this end, the municipality decided to work together with the TU Delft and conduct a Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE). PVE is a suitable method for evaluating citizens’ preferences in the energy transition and can be used by the municipality to get more insights.