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

C.L. Martin, Greg Keeffe, A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen, Han Vandevyvere, Leen Peeters

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Abstract

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. It will visit 9 cities in total over a 5-year period who are seeking expert guidance on how to become more sustainable and wish to move towards energy neutrality. The overall aim of the Roadshow team, known as ‘Roadies’, is to work closely with people from the hosting city, whether they be city leaders, energy planners, local architects, professionals, academics, students and of course the citizens themselves. The Roadshow spends 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 recourses, 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 in Bornova, a municipality of the city of Izmir (Turkey) between the 4th & 8th of April 2016.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission
Commissioning bodyEuropean Commission, Directorate General Environment
Number of pages80
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventCity-zen 'Izmir' Roadshow - Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016
http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/demonstration-sites/izmir-turkey-focus-neighbourhood-ataturk-mahallesi/

Keywords

  • Societal challenges
  • Urban sustainability
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Co-creative design
  • Energy transition

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