How do you want to live, work and travel in the future?
That’s the question we asked citizens across European cities. Together the information we gathered went to inform cities and decision makers of the best local options for a future with clean air and lower carbon emissions. Uniquely, this project put the power in the hands of citizens to determine the best local solutions. Read our story.
ClairCity engaged citizens across Europe to better understand their environmental behaviours in their local contexts. The project was curious to know how they travelled, how they heated their homes and their future aspirations. Were citizens interested in adopting greener lifestyles? And if so, how would this affect carbon emissions and air pollution by 2030 and 2050? Importantly, would their involvement in decision making processes accelerate the transition to a clean air, zero carbon futures?
The engagement process consisted of three parts. First, establish a baseline of behaviours in each of partner cities and regions and explore the policy and governance landscape to understand how this impacts on citizens behaviours. Second, engage citizens in various creative ways and use cutting-edge modelling to understand what happens to air quality and carbon emissions when their suggestions are incorporated into decision making. Third, feed back this knowledge to policy makers, citizens and influential organisations in each city and region.
The project produced a series of webinars on the ClairCity method. You can read more about the modelling approach and the engagement tools and techniques we used in our outputs section.