City-zen: New Urban Energy: Dubrovnik 'City-zen Roadshow' REPORT

C.L. Martin, A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen, Riccardo Pulselli, Tine Stevens, Han Vandevyvere, Greg Keeffe

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The City-zen Roadshow travels with a team of internationally recognized experts, in the field of energy planning and design to help develop a sustainable agenda for cities and their neighbourhoods. The overall aim of the Roadshow is to work closely with people from the hosting city, whetherthey be city leaders, entrepreneurs, energy planners, local architect, professionals, academics,students and of course the citizens themselves. The Roadshow devotes 5 days in each hosting city to deliver energy and urban design workshops in which all local stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to join and to take ownership of the final outcomes. Outcomes that will allow the cities resources, both people and energy, to be directed effectively, by highlighting the energy challenges and potentials to be found in their neighbourhoods, and to finally present a sustainable ‘City Vision’.
The following report will describe the activities and outcomes of the Roadshow that took place at the DURA offices in Dubrovnik, Croatia, between the 31th Oct & 4th Nov 2016.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission, Directorate General Environment
Number of pages92
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventCity-zen: New Urban Energy: Dubrovnik 'City-zen Roadshow' - City of Dubrovnik Development Agency (DURA) , Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 31 Oct 20164 Nov 2016

Bibliographical note

The Dubrovnik Roadshow would not have been possible without the commitment and energy of two individuals. Those persons being Andrea Novaković (Director - City of Dubrovnik Development Agency DURA) and Goran Krajacic (Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb). Both Andrea’s and Goran’s unwavering support during the preparations for the SWAT Studio and later Roadshow were pivotal in their joint success. The Roadshow team would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of Andrea’s colleagues at DURA. Marko Cosmai, Ana Marija Pilato and Tomislav Matković, all three major factors in the success of the event. We wish them every success in taking the zero energy outcomes of the Dubrovnik (Gruž) Roadshow to the next level of realization.

The DURA offices on 15 Branitelja Dubrovnika would be the base of the Roadshow during its cocreative efforts to develop a sustainable city vision for Dubrovnik. Their staff worked tirelessly to ensure that the objectives of the Roadshow were met. A special mention must also go to Viktorija Dobravec (PhD candidate - University of Zagreb) whose daily support during the 2-week intensive SWAT Studio was highly appreciated by both TU Delft staff and students. Finally, a mention for Dr Siir Kilkis (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) who originally nominated the City of Dubrovnik to be a Roadshow city.


  • Societal challenges
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Co-creation


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