An integrated planning framework for the development of sustainable and resilient cities (InSMART)






(This webinar took place on 11 October 2017. To watch the recording and download the presentation, please click HERE).

The InSMART project — financed by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration — used an integrated approach and sophisticated tools for developing municipal energy plans in 4 cities of the EU: Nottingham in the UK, Cesena in Italy, Évora in Portugal and Trikala in Greece.

Rocco De Miglio and Alessandro Chiodi will introduce their novel step by step approach for developing city plans, starting from (1) involving relevant stakeholders and analysing future building and transportation needs, to (2) using GIS tools and Times model for scenario analysis, and finally (3) discussing the project results with local politicians.

Rocco and Alessandro will also highlight advantages of their bottom-up approach driven by urban specific needs and integrated with the urban planning vis-à-vis top-down methodologies utilized by other initiatives.

The webinar will be held in English language, from 14:00 to 15:00 CET. Participation is free. To register, please write an e-mail to

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Rocco De Miglio

Energy System Modeller and Analyst, E4SMA, Italy

Rocco is an expert in the development and the application of decision support systems in the energy sector. As energy system analyst and modeller, he works with different decision science techniques and tools in several countries. He coordinated the integrated modelling work at city level for the INSMART European project, and he has an extensive experience in European-funded technical assistance activities (European Member States, Egypt, Ukraine) and policy analysis projects.


Alessandro Chiodi

Energy System Modeller and Analyst, E4SMA, Italy

Alessandro has worked for 8 years at the University College Cork (Ireland) contributing to the development of the Irish TIMES model — an integrated energy systems model of Ireland — and to inform on key energy and climate policy developments. Alessandro has been involved in all phases of the EU FP7 funded project INSMART, which brought together institutions (municipalities) and technical partners (universities and companies) to establish a common methodology for enhancing local sustainable planning through an integrative and multidisciplinary approach.