Invitation to autumn lecture: City of the Future

How can a city become more sustainable? What are the possibilities for energy and climate in the built environment? For answers to these questions, come to the autumn lecture De stad van de toekomst ('City of the Future’) on Thursday 3 September. The evening’s speakers will be Rob Roggema, landscape architect and Professor of Spatial Transformations at the Research Centre for Built Environment NoorderRuimte, and Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology.

Date:          Thursday 3 September
Time:          8 pm
Location:    Junushoff Theatre, also through live streaming


You must register to take part in this evening. The number of seats at the Junushoff is limited due to the coronavirus measures, but you can also watch the lecture at home via a livestream. Register by sending an email to In the subject line, please write ‘registration for September 3 autumn lecture’ and indicate in the body of the email whether you would like to attend in-person or watch the lecture via the livestream.


Rob Roggema is Professor of Spatial Transformations at the Research Centre for Built Environment NoorderRuimte. He specialises in designing and researching how urban environments and landscapes can become more sustainable. Important aspects of this include how to deal with future uncertainties, but also how cities and countries can be made continuously adaptable, and how the environment can be made more than circular with cycles of food, energy, water and materials that give more back to the environment than they extract from it. Rob frequently publishes his work about the future of sustainable urban development in international and domestic journals and presents his work at symposia and conferences around the world.

Andy van den Dobbelsteen is Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology. With his team, Andy leads and conducts many research projects in the field of energy, climate and sustainability in the built environment. Andy teaches students energy-neutral, circular design through the optimal use of local conditions and renewable energy potential. He is responsible for the Zero-Energy Design MOOC (massive open online course) and ProfEd (professional education course), which teach people all over the world how to (re)design CO2-neutral buildings. 


The municipality wants to work together with the people of Wageningen to create a vision for the built-up area, paying special attention to the city centre. We have therefore asked interesting speakers to give lectures on three evenings to provide knowledge and inspiration to everyone. The first event was held on Thursday 5 March. Because of the coronarvirus measures, the other two events have been moved. Thursday 3 September will be the second in a series of three lectures, and each evening has its own theme. For more information, go to (in Dutch).