• A Tale of Two Cities : interactive pdf now available

    December 1, 2019

    At the request of many visitors, you can now download the booklet distributed at the City-zen Closing Event: A Tale of Two Cities (interactive pdf) The interactive PDF allows you to navigate to the section of your interest with a simple mouse click. Feel free to download and share! French version (this version has been […]

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  • City-zen Closing Event: Knowledge To Build A Future

    November 30, 2019

    On 14 and 15 November 2019, the City-zen Closing Event took place in Brussels. The two-day event marked the end of the City-zen program. It was a showcase of accumulated knowledge of five years of City-zen projects. The sessions at the event were aimed at integration of results, sharing of learnings and identifying barriers for […]

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  • On the importance of Urban Leadership: Keynote by Joan Fitzgerald

    November 29, 2019

    To jumpstart the second day of the City-zen Closing Event, Professor Joan Fitzgerald of Northeastern University delivered a keynote on Urban Leaderhip. In her presentation she drew from her forthcoming book, Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change (Oxford University Press) in which she argues that cities need to act more urgently in reducing greenhouse gas […]

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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've learned by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Achieved 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