The city Delft wants to be energy-neutral by 2050.
The neighborhood of Schieoevers will be the flagship neighborhood of the municipality of Delft as a new climate neutral neighborhood. By 2030, the current business park will have been transformed into a unique mixed urban area, where people live, work and re-create at the same time.
How and at what speed Schieoevers Noord is going to change will depend on the opportunities and initiatives that will arise.
To realize this climate neutral neighborhood at a high pace with no-regret decisions and room for innovation, there is a need to ensure that during this process stakeholders (developers, citizens and the municipality) stay focused on the ambitions and cooperate.
In order for this to happen, stakeholders need real-time insights on the progress towards achieving the ambitions and insight on the impact of their decisions and behaviour throughout the process. The goal is to bring the environmental interests into the decision-making process early and fully, and make it clear at an early stage which developments are possible in the area.
Solutions should focus on:
A holistic view on crucial elements of a neighborhood such as:
- Renewable energy generation (heating and electricity)
- Social Cohesion
- Circularity of resources
- Which aspects of citizen's daily lives should be assessed for the monitoring of the sucess and progress of climate neutral neighborhoods?
- How can the benefits of climate neutral development (derived from real data) become visible and attractive for project leaders and/or policy makers?
- How can insights into the consequences of decisions be presented to citizens in order to incentivize climate neutral behaviour of citizens?