Discussion Paper: Enhancing the quality of life in Polish cities with energy and resource efficient revitalization

Poland is not exempt from the burden of negative urban pattern. As a result of nearly 80 years of unsustainable development Polish cities are facing major challenges in regard to congestion, low-stack pollution and depopulation.

This discussion paper by adelphi and the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) aims to support the overall upgrade in the quality of life of citizens in Polish cities and infuse energy and resource efficiency into the heart of Polish revitalization practice by:

  • introducing the legal and conceptual framework for revitalization in Poland and on the European level;
  • overviewing the social, economic and environmental benefits of a holistic approach to the revitalization processes, which focuses on energy and resource efficiency;
  • featuring selected good practices of successful revitalizations from Poland and Germany.

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REVIPOWER – Energy and Resource Efficient Neighbourhood Renewals in Polish Cities