Croatia’s capital Zagreb is the country’s largest and most economically significant city. Located along the Sava river and bordered by the Medvednica mountain and its nature park, Zagreb has rich natural features.
The Living Lab: Sesvete
The Living Lab is within the Sesvete district in the East of Zagreb at the foothills of the Medvednica mountain. With its 70,000 inhabitants, Sesvete has the youngest population (average age 38) in Croatia, and a strong community and entrepreneurial spirit.
Located on various key European traffic routes, Sesvete has an industrial past and present, with a particularly active car and construction industry. Distinctive, tall silo buildings form part of Sesvete’s skyline and industrial heritage. In particular, the site of the former meat-processing factory, Sljeme, is the core of the Living Lab, with green plans in place for the silo buildings themselves and the surrounding areas.