Two of the four workshops will take place in Germany (Ruhr Region and Stuttgart). The other two workshops will be held in the U.S. (Northern Virginia) and in Canada (Guelph, Ontario). The explicit purpose of each workshop will be to highlight the development and performance of German, Canadian and U.S. community energy planning practices within unique thematic contexts (e.g. energy efficient buildings, building retrofits, district energy systems, or regional redevelopment) and to evaluate the transfer of innovative practices between Germany and selected North American metropolitan regions. The four workshops will be accompanied by site visits.
In expert talks with renowned speakers, an intensive exchange of ideas and methods for integrating sustainable mobility in spatial and regional planning was held. In addition, Environment Minister Franz Untersteller presented the "Integrated Energy and Climate Action Plan of Baden-Württemberg".