Cittaideale organises retreats for professionals who want to learn how to make a futureproof and breakthrough plan and learn the skills and methods how to achieve this. Cittaideale designs and facilitates design charrettes for complex spatial problems with a mixed group of stakeholders. And Cittaidealesupervises professionals, students and PhD-candidates by developing content and personal growth. 



  • Fukushima design charrettes
  • Sea Lake and Bendigo design charrettes
  • Groningen and Sydney design charrettes
  • SmaakPark Design Retreats


Keep me in touch with all your ideas!

Design retreat

Ontwerp retraite

Cittaideale organiseert in samenwerking met Smaakpark Ede ontwerpretraites voor professionals. In een inspirerende omgeving wordt kennis, werkmethoden en samenwerking aangeboden hoe je in complexe...


The Design Charrette

This book was written to support community involvement in the design process, to help prevent negative outcomes that can result from a top-down design approach. The combination of community...

Design charrette

Identification of space for urban agriculture through transformative governance

Current food production takes place in cities only marginally. For several good reasons (environmental, social) food should be produced closer to where it is consumed, i.e. closer to urban areas....


Keynote meeting the energy leader

series at Delft University of Technology, Rob Roggema presents a holistic view on redesigning the landscape for renewable energy, water...

“Rob underlines radical solutions for climate change with deep research methods and uncompromising senior project management skills.” - Bob Verheijden, Head of Department of Design, Minerva Art Academy
“Working with Rob is always exciting, he addresses the big challenges engaging a range of different experts, understanding systems, finding synergetic solutions and translate this into conceptually simple yet innovative spatial visions, local designs and academic outputs.” - Nico Tillie, Delft University of Technology
“Cittaideale brings creativity and design thinking to a range of projects. This design-based approach allows the development of a series of future scenarios that can be tested in relation to future opportunities and risks. The work is always grounded in current scientific thinking and is positive in its outlook. Cittaideale is focussed around Rob’s knowledge of landscape and landscape processes particularly related to climate change, and is brought to life by Rob’s ability to engage a wide range of audiences, from students to professionals and stakeholders through inspiring lectures and participatory workshops.” - Greg Keeffe, Queen’s University Belfast
“Rob is in zijn denken en doen een ware force for good. Hij richt zich met veel verbeeldingskracht op wat mogelijk is, ziet kansen die anderen niet zien, zoekt de samenwerking en houdt daarbij nuchter het grotere doel voor ogen: een gezonde, natuurrijke en duurzame samenleving.” - Folef van Nispen tot Sevenaer

Latest projects


Keynote meeting the energy leader

series at Delft University of Technology, Rob Roggema presents a holistic view on redesigning the landscape for renewable energy, water sensitivity, biodiversity and foodscapes. This viewpoint is...

Design charrette

Lectorale rede

Om ons heen zien we een diversiteit aan veranderingen en, voor sommigen, bedreigingen. De problemen zijn serieus en kunnen niet worden onderschat. Die vergen meer dan compromispolitiek en...


Spatial transformations

In this book several research projects that were undertaken in 2019-2020 are highlighted. This gives only a small overview over the sort of research the professorship is concerned. Moreover, it...