KaDEr Gelderland 'Zutphen' Roadshow

  • Martin, C. L. (Chair of programme committee)
  • Zijlstra, H. (Member of programme committee)
  • Hendrik Haafkens (Member of programme committee)
  • Anton de Lange (Member of programme committee)
  • van den Dobbelsteen, A. A. J. F. (Member of programme committee)
  • Greg Keeffe (Member of programme committee)
  • Riccardo Pulselli (Member of programme committee)
  • Broersma, S. (Member of programme committee)
  • Gommans, L. J. J. H. M. (Member of programme committee)
  • Fremouw, M. (Member of programme committee)
  • Paul Thissen (Member of programme committee)
  • Peter Drenth (Member of programme committee)
  • Eva Boswinkel (Participant)
  • Mathijs ten Broeke (Participant)
  • Laura Werger (Participant)
  • Annemieke Vermeulen (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The roadshow travels with a team of internationally recognized experts, in the field of energy planning, urban and architectural design to help define a sustainable future vision for cities, neighbourhoods and their families. The overall aim of the roadshow team is to work closely with people from the hosting city, whether they be city leaders, energy planners, local architects, professionals, academics, students and most significantly, citizens. The roadshow is a 3 day co-creative onsite initiative held in each hosting city, delivering energy and urban design interactive events in which all local stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to join and to take ownership of the final outcomes. Outcomes that will allow their city's resources, both people and energy, to be directed effectively, by highlighting the energy challenges and potentials to be found in their neighbourhoods.

After being postponed twice due to the measures taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the energy transition roadshow in Zutphen would take place in September 2021 (6-8). A group of interested parties, participants, civil servants and administrators was present in Broedrenklooster (A renovated 14th Century monastery, now hotel/restaurant in the centre of the monumental city). The Broedrenklooster would be the home base for three days of workshops in Zutphen. Following on from the Elburg roadshow a few days earlier every evening the results of that day were combined, plans were made that were further discussed and worked out the next day. Ten students from the SWAT studio were also involved in each city. Under the leadership of Professor Craig Martin (TU Delft), there was an atmosphere of working together, venting ideas and testing solutions. Also under the roadshow leadership of Craig Martin the specialized teachers Michiel Fremouw, Siebe Broersma and Leo Gommans collected, calculated and processed the first intermediate results in a total plan. Professor Greg Keeffe (Queens Universitty, Belfast) worked with student facilitators to visualize concrete design proposals and Professor Riccardo Puselli (University of Florence) translated all the data into a model in which the CO2 production of the municipalities was translated into areas of forest that should be compensated. Professor Andy van de Dobbelsteen (TU Delft) calculated which possibilities would be realistic at both locations to meet the energy demand in the future in a sustainable way.

The sustainable city vision for the energy transition of Zutphen was presented on 8 September in Zutphen's monumental Burgerzaal building.

Zutphen roadshow summary:
- For Zutphen, 313 km2 of CO2 production equivalent to forest must be compensated, which is 5 times the area of ​​the municipality [AFB 8.16].
- It makes the most sense for the city center to install a heat network based on a high-temperature heat network. The residual heat from industry is used and the temperature decreases via a cascade to the peripheral areas [AFB 8.17 and 18].
- The production of hydrogen is necessary to provide the industry with sufficient energy.
- The IJssel can produce energy through the flow via turbines [AFB 8.19].
- There is a lot of emptiness between the different residential areas of Zutphen. This could be activated, creating an attractive living environment for all age groups.
- If all proposed solutions are implemented, CO2 production can be reduced to almost zero.
In Zutphen, efforts are already being made to produce hydrogen, but the way in which this can be used should not go to the city center, but to industry. So that requires a different approach.

There are two challenging aspects for these two Gelderland cities. The challenge within the KaDEr project was to include the historic city center in particular in the roadmap for the municipality. What is now necessary is that the board organizes that involvement at all levels of the city, that the energy conversation continues, and that a coherent plan and planning is made for each municipality. For Elburg and Zutphen, a flying start has been made with the roadshows. They can serve as an example for all municipalities in The Gelderland.

Period6 Sep 20218 Dec 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationZutphen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Societal Challenges
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Carbon Neutrality
  • Co-creative Design
  • Energy Transition
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Architectural Heritage
  • Monumental Architecture