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INSPIRATION & APPROACH                                                             CeNSU Centro
The development of urban and rural landscapes constitutes                                                                                                           Nazionale
a pioneering era with novel combinations between energy                                                                                                             Studi
production and consumption and the upcoming changes                                                                                                                 Urbanistici
in the urban and rural fabric including the associated
socioeconomic uses. Moreover, the energy initiatives are          Contact detials:
more viable for development and less vulnerable to failure        Web:
and societal resistance if they are well-integrated in the        Email:
local and regional contexts. However, institutional questions     Disclaimer:
remain regarding the required level of integration, while         This project has received funding from the European
simultaneously the sustainable energy planning involves           Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
actors with diverse and conflicting objectives that must          programme under grant agreement No 695982.
come to a consensus.                                              Neither the European Commission nor any person
                                                                  acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible
Inspired by these ascertainments INTENSSS-PA developed            for the use which might be made of the following
an holistic energy planning environment that provides             information. The views expressed within this article is the
structured expert support with the involvement of: (i) a          sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily
technical facilitator within each RLL, (ii) an interdisciplinary  reflect the views
expert group to provide methodological tools and                  of the European
guidelines and (iii) a Database of Practice that includes         Commission.
training materials and case-studies to support and inspire
the RLLs. Overall, INTENSSS-PA’s implementation approach
aims to develop a transnational network of RLLs that within
their ecosystems energy planning process is supported
through a systematic and structured methodology, and
to identify ways of integrating this planning environment/
approach in the institutional framework for energy planning
of the Member States/Regions.

1. Multilevel Governance has a decisive role in the

    successful implementation of integrated sustainable
    energy planning.

2. Public authorities and societal actors have realized the
    capacity that participatory decision making provides for
    regional development and energy transition.

3. Viability of RLLs requires the development of appropriate
    business-models or their introduction to an institutional

4. Societal actors have perceived the importance of energy
    initiatives on socio-economic and regional development;
    therefore there is an emerging need of introducing a
    good balance of top-down and bottom up measures,
    initiatives and regulations for expediting energy
    transition. l
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