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Newsletter #14 - December 2019

Dear readers,

City-zen is coming to an end. In the past five years, no less than 28 partners have been working on 20 pilot projects, aiming for an annual saving of an impressive 59,000 tonnes of CO2. Academics, industries and residents have been brought together to face the challenges of Amsterdam and Grenoble. An integrated methodology has been developed, as have roadmaps to sustainability for both cities.

We gained priceless knowledge, learnings and results that we want to share with a wide range of target audiences, from professional experts to interested citizens. Our final conference was held in Brussels, Belgium on November 14 and 15, 2019. It was an opportunity to tell the story of two cities that have combined forces on their way to carbon neutrality.

Because results are not an end in itself, we would also like to share with you some recommendations from great projects for deployement of similar initiatives on roadmaps, retrofitting, heating and cooling, smart grids, citizen empowerment and dissemination.

You’ll find on our website the latest publications (final booklet, and deliverables) that we hope, will inspire you to consider the many solutions available to tackle climate change in Europe and beyond.

On behalf of the City-zen consortium, we would like to thank you for your support and interest in City-zen.

City-zen Coordinators
Learn about City-zen's results: final publications

Final publications are now available on our website :

  • An interactive booklet that recounts five years of intensive work. The project wasn't always smooth sailing but it did achieve exactly what it set out, go discover how! Also available in French.
  • All the reports have been added on a dedicated page. They represent a massive knowledge for future endeavours.

Feel free to download and share!

Look back at the closing event : presentations and gallery

You have been many to come to learn about our experiences and results and share your insights on how to replicate our projects. Thank you!  And for those who were not present, you can still catch up by consulting the inspiring presentations online!

Let's keep in touch!

We are looking forward to seeing the learnings of City-zen replicated, deployed or in an other way put into practice. Let's continue to work towards a carbon neutral future!

For any information, you can contact VITO the general coordinator.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement N° 608702