17.09.2015 - 00:00:00
Conference and Joint Workshop in Lyon: Cities in Energy Transition – Comparative Analysis of Policies and Stratigies in Europe and Asia
Paul J. Scalise, Mira Schüller and Xiaoli Lin, IN-EAST School Of Advanced Studies, and Helmut Demes, IN-EAST, visited the Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies for a conference and a joint PhD Workshop.
The two days conference ''Experimenting Smart Communities in Europe and Japan'' on September 16-17, 2015, organized by the Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies and the Transport Economics Laboratory, provided an open platform for discussions regarding the eco community planning experiments in Japan, France as well as other European countries. The purpose of this conference was to present the Japanese Smart Communities program and discuss its main outcomes in the different areas of energy management, transport and mobility initiatives, comparing the outcomes with those in the Lyon Confluence districts as well as other cities such as Malaga in Spain, Manchester in the UK and Los Alamos in the USA. Experts from academia and industry participated in the conference.
Japan has several programs to support the development of sustainable cities such as the ''Demonstration of Next- Generation Energy and Social System'' launched by the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), which has given birth to ''Smart Communities''. Under the supervision of NEDO, it has also initiated several experiments abroad including that of the Lyon Confluence district. Linking energy and urban challenges, 'smart communities' experiments aim to test out technologies (including that of the smart grid) in limited areas, seeking ways to co-ordinate them while at the same time collecting data that will inform solutions which, ultimately, could be extended to cover entire cities. Please find the program of the conference available for download here: http://www.ens-lyon.fr/actualites/experimenting-smart-communities-in-europe-and-japan-266170.kjsp?RH=ENS-LYON-FR
Joint PhD Workshop
Following the conference, the Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies and IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies held a joint PhD workshop on September 19, 2015. Two PhD presentations from Lyon University are directly related to the Japanese Eco Community planning projects with a focus on governance issues and public participation process during the Eco community experiments in Japan. Paul. J. Scalise, Mira Schüller and Xiaoli Lin presented their research. Please find the program of the workshop available for download here: https://www.uni-due.de/in-east_former_website/fileadmin/news/Full_size/Cities_in_Energy_Transition_Einladung.pdf
Presentation Title: Restructuring and the German Energy Market
This presentation provided an overview of the restructuring efforts in the German energy markets, looking at both consumption and supply. It examined the decision-making institutions, evolving post-war energy mix, Germany’s liberalization efforts, and its pursuit of a new energy policy that emphasized renewable energy, demand management, reduced carbon emissions, and a nuclear phase-out.
Presentation Title: Analysis of driving pattern in urban areas and drive system evaluation for electric vehicle design comparing Germany and China
The presentation introduced a simulation model based evaluation of different drive trains. In addition to technical criteria, local framework conditions for Germany and China were considered. The analysis was based on real world driving data, which were logged from electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the Ruhr metropolitan area.
Presentation Title: Green Transport Issues in Tianjin Eco City Planning: Gaps Between Planning Vision and Implementation
The presentation has introduced the Chinese Eco community Planning practice, it choose Tianjin Eco city as an example in analyzing Chinese land use development projects' spatial typology and those impacts on residents mobility choice.