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5,025,547.24 €
EU Funding
8,375,912.10 €
Total Budget
Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg & France

Project summary

Transforming Territorial Planning with Local Digital Twins

Embracing Change in Territorial Planning

In the midst of the transition towards sustainability and digitalization, local and regional public authorities are facing increasingly complex challenges in planning their territories. To ensure resilience and a high quality of life for humans, animals and environment (One Health), it's essential for these authorities to innovate their decision-making processes systematically.

What are Local Digital Twins (LDTs)?

Local Digital Twins (LDTs) are virtual representations of territories, such as cities, created using advanced technology that models and simulates real-world data. These twins serve as powerful tools for innovation, allowing for the visualization, analysis, simulation and prediction of territories in ways previously unimaginable.


T4R aims to:

  • Improve understanding and capacity: Providing civil servants, planning companies, and citizens with comprehensive knowledge about the benefits and limitations of using LDTs.
  • Support inclusive deployment: Making sure that LDTs are integrated democratically, affordably, and sustainably into decision-making processes across various public authorities.
  • Close the gap: Bridging the divide between cities already using LDTs, those considering them, and those unaware of their potential.

Expected Outcomes

T4R is working towards:

  • A Joint Strategy and Action Plan: A collaborative roadmap for implementing LDTs effectively, covering technical design, governance, ethics and democracy, and training and education. 
  • 8 Pilot Actions: Eight initiatives developed jointly by different authorities and thematic clusters to test innovative solutions. The Pilot Actions will be implemented by City of Utrecht, City of Amsterdam, Rennes Métropole, Dublin City Council, Flanders Environment Agency, Brussels City, Intermunicipal association Leiedal and Municipality of Schuttrange. 
  • Collective Training: A training program for 300 participants to share knowledge,  foster innovation, and achieve sovereignty in setting up and dealing with Local Digital Twins.

International Collaboration

T4R brings together stakeholders from across North-West Europe to ensure its impact goes beyond borders. By working together and engaging with external partners, T4R aims to make a difference beyond its immediate reach.

Join us

Rather than just developing technology, T4R focuses on building capacity and empowering individuals and governments to navigate change effectively and sustainably in territorial planning. Let's work together to reshape territorial planning, promoting resilience, inclusivity, and sustainability across North-West Europe and beyond.

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