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The Next Economy for Vital Cities [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 17


The Healthy City, from Cure to Care
Limited Capacity seats available


The population of Utrecht is considered one of the healthiest in the Netherlands. However, within the city there are stark contrasts. In addition, and strictly within its current city limits, Utrecht expects to grow from 330,000 to 400,000 inhabitants by 2030. IABR–Atelier Utrecht, set up by the IABR and the Municipality of Utrecht, has identified critical success factors for a healthy an socially inclusive city. What happens if, instead of concentrating on the institutions that take care of the city’s sick and elderly, we redirect our focus to how the city, by promoting public and semi-public facilities, can contribute to the (future) health of its inhabitants? Hetty Linden, Public Health Director at the Municipality of Utrecht and Joachim Declerck, lead designer of the IABR–Atelier Utrecht, will reflect on the research and design results of the Atelier and share their lessons learned.


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Joachim Declerck

Member Curator Team IABR-2016 and architect, Architecture Workroom Brussels
Joachim Declerck is founder and partner of the Architecture Workroom Brussels. Declerck’s activities focus on innovation within the disciplines of architecture and urban design, while exploring their role within the transformation of the built environment. He has participated in... Read More →
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Hetty Linden

Public Health Director, City of Utrecht
Hetty Linden is Public Health Director at the Municipality of Utrecht. This organization focusses on policy making and activities regarding Healthy Urban Living. She was initiator of the Healthy Neighborhood Approach, where she actively supported purposeful collaboration between all... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:15 - 12:00
4. Zeelenberg Zaal


Beyond Gentrification
Limited Capacity filling up


The transformation of Katendrecht in Rotterdam, the grand-scale redevelopment of the inner harbour and industrial site into an urban residential and living area, is characterized by a long lead time, and a large and diverse group of stakeholders who determine the success of the present and the foreseeable future. What can we learn of the collective history? Can we think of a feasible and practicable model in which the local value added and existing quality are taken as starting points?

The session Beyond Gentrification explores a new development logic that fits the Next Economy that respects the needs of the real estate developer, both old and new residents, and entrepreneurs. A context where new collectives of individuals and small players, DIY builders and real estate developers, can exist side by side.

The session takes place in the middle of the exhibition of IABR-2016-THE NEXT ECONOMY and is organized by Heijmans, AIR and the IABR.


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Maarten Hajer

Chief Curator, IABR-2016-
Maarten Hajer is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and currently serving a 7-year term as Director–General of the... Read More →
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Petra Rutten

Directeur Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling, Heijmans
Petra Rutten is the Director of Social Development at Heijmans. She is specialized in complex inner-city areas and operating at the interface of commercial and social issues. She prefers working in multidiscipline partnerships, always with space and attention for local investors and... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:45
7. Van der Vormzaal