Academia meets reality: City-zen Roadshow visits Amersfoort

In October 2019, the City-zen Roadshow visited Amersfoort. Invited by one of the city’s sustainable front-runners, Jo Pieters, the team really looked forward to working with stakeholders in this city known for its sustainability ambitions. The municipality of Amersfoort aims to be without waste and completely CO2-neutral in the next ten years and certainly has a focused group of stakeholders driving towards that goal. Most important outcome of the Roadshow? That the largest barrier is not a technical one, but a social one.

Read all about the Amersfoort Roadshow, and its many outcomes, in this article.

  • 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