City-zen roadshow starts in Belfast

From the 18th till the 22th of January the first City-zen Roadshow was officially in Belfast!

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The roadshow consists of a 5-days event in which technologies will be demonstrated, futures are mapped, sustainable propositions are designed then evaluated. This will culminate on the final day with a presented city vision for Belfast. Travelling with the Roadshow is an experienced team of internationally renowned sustainability experts, whose specialisms will combine with multidisciplinary stakeholder groups and students from each hosting city.


Impressions of the City-zen Roadshow in Belfast, part I


Capture d’écran 2016-01-26 à 14.53.22   Day 1: Among one of the introductory pitches, retrofitted housing designs developed by TU Delft are shown as examples to the attendees on the first day in the ‘heart’ of Colin Town in Western Belfast
Capture d’écran 2016-01-26 à 14.53.31 Clare McKeown, the Sustainability Development Manager at Belfast City Council, presenting to the Roadshow audience. Within her mini-lecture Clare describes Belfast current position on sustainability, outlining the various initiatives that are ongoing and planned. A good starting point for the Roadshow to begin work!
Capture d’écran 2016-01-26 à 14.53.41 Day 2: The early morning of Roadshow DAY 2! The Roadies and members of the community are planning to explore ‘Colin’ and gather site information and local knowledge that will aid them in Roadshow workshops running in parallel in the Colin Commmunity Hub, the base camp for the Roadshow.
Capture d’écran 2016-01-26 à 14.53.47   Residential areas are isolated in Colin. Neighborhoods are planned according to defense and control. The people we meet are the reverse, they’re open, friendly and curious.
Capture d’écran 2016-01-26 à 14.53.53 On our journey we arrive at the Colin Allotments. A great growing initiative built from recycled shipping containers. The community learns to prepare and cook the food grown here. This building will serve as the venue for the Final presentation on DAY 5.

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