Belfast, Ireland

Focus neighbourhood: Colin

The Belfast Roadshow took place in the western part of the city in a neighbourhood called Colin. The Colin community Hub donated a small, friendly and ideally located base. The City Vision concentrated on retrofitting appropriate active and passive systems to the many houses clustered in the north of Colin. The urban plan of these concentrated communities was originally designed for protection and lock down during ‘the troubles’.

belfast-colin

The urban solution was to carefully engage these areas with the redevelopment of a new commercial and pedestrian friendly high street. In addition, a new mixed-use energy and food productive residential landscape was proposed to lower laying south end of the environmentally upgraded high street. The original mind-set of the community would be to improve the logistics and speed of vacating Colin in order to get to the more vibrant and economically  successful city centre of Belfast. The Roadshow’s city vision changed this perception physically and mentally by decelerating this migration by creating a environmentally friendly and family orientated landscape that vastly improved the economical potential of the area, encouraging both locals and visitor to stay within the community they love.

belfast3

Interested to learn more about the Belfast Roadshow outcomes in more detail? Download the City Vision here: 1. CITY VISION – PART 1 (Workshop 1) and here: 2. CITY VISION – PART 2 (Workshop 2)  

  • 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