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cittaideale is inspired by Federico, Duke of Montefeltro, who was not only a successful general and meacenas, but also an urban designer avant la lettre. He surrounded himself with a broad spectrum of scientists, artists, architects and craftsmen to develop the Ideal City, La Cittá Ideale, projected in Urbino, Italy.

My ideal city is based on this thought: bring together experts from many different origins and design collaboratively a sustainable future for the city. It is a city that bubbles of vitality, where people feel engaged and are engaged and involved in the creation of an inspiring environment. Where one makes good use of the creativity of people in finding creative solutions for urban and social problems: La citta ideale is also a creative city.

cittaideale is a small office to help you with developing regenerative plans for neighbourhoods, cities and landscapes. It specialises in landscape-driven design for  urban and rural environments, nature-based solutions, climate adaptation and water sensitive regions, food-landscapes and –strategies, and energy-landscapes. citta ideale is the developer of novel spatial concepts, such as Swarm Planning, Double Defence (the second row Barrier Islands in front of the Northern Dutch Coast), the Sydney Barrier Reef, the Floodable Landscape, the Bushfire Resilient Landscape, the FoodRoofRio, the Zero-Fossil Region, Nature-rich Netherlands and more. Further, cittaideale offers the design, organisation and facilitation of design charrettes for an engaging design process for complex design problems.

cittaideale provides inspiring lectures and interactive presentations how to improve the resiliency of the way we live and has authored several books and numerous articles about these subjects.

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Rob Roggema

Dr. ir. Rob Roggema is Landscape Architect, Professor Landscape-driven Design at InHolland University of Applied Sciences, and founder of Cittaideale, office for adaptive design and planning, and visiting professor at Queens University Belfast. He is lead-author of the Architecture, Urban Design and Planning chapter of the third assessment report of the UCCRN. He held several professorship positions at VHL University (Professor of Design for Urban Agriculture 2014-2016), University of Technology Sydney (Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments 2016-2018) and Hanze University Groningen (Professor of Spatial Transformations 2019-2021). Between 2010 and 2013 he was inaugural visiting research fellow of the Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne. Before 2010 he worked for the province of Groningen and municipalities such as Almere, Breda and Rotterdam on the design of ecological and sustainable cities and landscapes. Recently, he led the design of a Nature-Rich Netherlands, the climate adaptive design 2021 for the Groningen region, he initiated the FEW-nexus project ‘the Moveable Nexus’, and he designed the Edible Park in Ede, the Netherlands. Currently he is the lead-landscape architect of Greening Arabia project. Rob is  series editor of ‘Contemporary Urban Design Thinking’ (Springer), has facilitated over 40 design charrettes worldwide and has presented his work at conferences and symposia all around the world. 

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