Register now for City-zen Closing Event, Brussels 14-15 November 2019!

City-zen’s Closing Event will take place in the heart of Brussels on the 14th and 15th of November, 2019. This event marks the end of the City-zen program and will discuss the learnings of no less than 20 projects aimed at CO2 reduction that have taken place in Amsterdam and Grenoble in the past 5 years.

Please join us for “A Tale of Two Cities: How Amsterdam and Grenoble combined forces on their way to carbon neutrality”!

On Day One we will look back on themes ranging from Smart Grids and Heat/Cold solutions to sustainable Retrofitting and Citizen Empowerment. You will see the story unfold of two cities with a similar mission yet entirely different approaches and, consequently, different outcomes. Along the way we will display a wide range of results and learnings. Some of these are city-specific or project-specific, others are shared.

Day Two will function as a springboard towards the future. Keynotes and deep-dives, workshops and brainstorms, from inspiration to replication, from Amsterdam to Grenoble; participants ranging from EU delegates and sustainability experts to ordinary citizens will leave armed with indispensable knowledge and fuelled by insights.

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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