City-zen Closing Event

  • Energy
  • Europe
  • Five years of City-zen have yielded heaps of learnings in two separate locations with varying and unique circumstances. The learnings need to be shared with a wide range of target audiences, from professional experts to interested citizens.

    City-zen will tell the story of two cities with a similar mission yet entirely different approaches and, consequently, different outcomes. Along the way City-zen will display a wide range of results and learnings. Some of these are city-specific or project-specific, others are shared. The story ends with concrete recommendations based on collected experiences, learnings and insights thus forming an ideal springboard for future endeavours.

    Program November 14th, 2019

    13:30 – 18: 30 hrs


    • Opening – the Prologue of Our Story with Eric Lecomte (Policy Officer European Commission) & Charles-Henri Bourgois (VITO)
    • Workshops: Achievements and Learnings of Demonstrations in PechaKucha style by City-zen Consortium Partners
    • Outcomes and Recommendations: Social & Technical Monitoring and Roadshows with a.o. Liselotte van Balen, Rudy Rooth (DNV GL) and Andy van den Dobbelsteen (TU Delft)
    • Retrospective, integration of results and panel discussion with Vincent Fristot (Deputy Mayor Grenoble), Nina Tellegen (Amsterdam Economic Board), Marjolein Bot (Coordinator Amsterdam) & Nathalie Moyon (Coordinator Grenoble)
    • Everybody’s F*ckUps and leaving them behind with Froukje Jansen (moderator)
    • Closing Cocktail

    Program November 15th, 2019

    08:30 – 12:30 hrs


    • Opening with Froukje Jansen (moderator)
    • Keynote: Urban Leadership withJoan Fitzgerald (Professor at Northeastern University)
    • Workshop: Paths to Successful Deployment with Anneleen Vanderlinden (Th!nk E) & Marc Gramberger (Prospex Institute)
    • City-zen’s Paths to Successful Deployment with Han Vandevyvere (VITO)
    • Recommendations to Other Cities & EU with Haitze Siemers (DG Energy European Commission)
    • Wrap Up with Froukje Jansen (moderator)

    12:30 – 13:30 hrs

    Lunch & Farewell