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Spatial planning has a key part to play in creating urban environments that support less energy-intense lifestyles and communities, and spatial and urban planners have a pivotal role in developing energy strategies and action plans. The SPECIAL (Spatial Planning and Energy for Communities In All Landscapes) project has been set up to help bridge the gap between climate change/energy action planning and spatial and urban planning.

SPECIAL is funded by Intelligent Energy Europe and is an exciting partnership between eight Town Planning Associations (TPAs) and planning authorities from across Europe. It is a three-year programme with a focus on spatial planning for the deployment of local energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is the lead partner, with partner TPAs and planning authorities in Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, and Sweden.

Read more: European projects like ‘SPECIAL’ and ‘INDICATE’ are supporting the EU’s energy and climate change...

At a convention organised by the hospital, Ospedali Galliera partners recently presented material about the INDICATE project and its role as a design tool with regard to the redevelopment of the hospital. 

Read more: Ospedali Galliera Convention, Genoa, Feb 5th 2016

FAC presented an INDICATE poster at their stand and provided project information during the European Security Research – The Next Wave, 2015 Conference, held in Dublin in November 2015. (See


This project is supported by  the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme
Grant Agreement no. 608775