• City-zen Days: Roadmaps & Roadshows

    May 20, 2019

    Signals are coming at us from left, right and center: when it comes to climate change, we need to act NOW. But where do we start? And which way should we go? City-zen offers possible avenues for exploration. For example, the energy transition roadmap for the municipality of Amsterdam (exemplified in detail for two neighborhoods) […]

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  • City-zen Days: Retrofitting for the Future

    May 17, 2019

    Retrofitting projects formed an important part of the discussions during City-zen Days. To venture beyond the theoretical, actual participants in these projects were asked to offer their opinions and share experiences in panel discussions. And to complete the transformation from theory to practice, City-zen Days visitors went on field visits to see a handful of […]

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  • City-zen Days, FuckUp Nights: Timing is Everything

    On April 2nd, together with the FuckUp organization, City-zen organized an evening filled with stories of professional failure. Instead of sharing success stories that are often hard to identify with and even harder to replicate, sharing stories of failure has proven to be insightful, educational and entertaining at the same time. Here are two prime […]

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Expected Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid