Urban Conference

Strategies on How to Make the City of Tomorrow

Dit programma is in het Engels.

There are many urban challenges facing our cities today. They may arise from the continuous growth of our cities, climate change or the fact we are reaching the limits of non-renewable resources. Larger societal dynamics like globalisation, migration, and digitisation affect changes in the urban economy, the social composition of neighborhoods and the way we work. Around the world, we see an increased awareness that in order to tackle challenges of that scale, we need to work together. 

We set the stage for the five-day WeMakeThe.City festival and we will look at approaches that successfully experimented with the collaboration between multiple stakeholders through a variety of lenses. We learn how this is not just a strategy to solve problems but a way to pursue innovation. Amsterdam has a rich history of multi-stakeholder approaches, initially meant to protect the city from being flooded by the high sea level. But over time, this has resulted in a fertile ground for collaboration, now known as the Amsterdam Approach. In 2016 Amsterdam won the Innovation Capital of Europe award, because of its urban innovation ecosystem consisting of stakeholders from public, private and non-profit sectors, which work together to make the city better. Collaboration pays off and makes our future cities more resilient, successful and inclusive. 


13.30 - 14.00
This afternoon programme will be kicked off by Rutger Groot Wassink (City of Amsterdam / Deputy Mayor on democratic innovation) and Ger Baron (City of Amsterdam / Chief Technology Officer) with their vision on how to develop the city in a people-centered way together with all related stakeholders using accurate digital tools (Amsterdam Approach).

14.00 - 16.00
Talks and dialog with Gabriella Gomez- Mont (Mexico City / Laboratorio Para La Ciudad), Rupali Gupte (Mumbai / architect), Priya Prakash (London / Design for Social Change), Dan Hill (London / Mayors Design Advocate), Flor Avelino (Rotterdam / Drift - Erasmus Universiteit) and Matthijs Bouw (Amsterdam - New York / One Architects).

16.00 - 16.30
Final thoughts

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Wednesday 20 June

13:30 - 16:30

Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC, Amsterdam

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Sprekers op deze conferentie

Kaveh Yazdifard
Ger Baron
Dan Hill
Marcella Arruda
Rupali Gupte
Rutger Groot Wassink
Priya Prakash
Matthijs Bouw
Gabriella Gómez-Mont
Flor Avelino