Pakhuis de Zwijger focuses its programs on the future of cities, the metropolitan region, our country and the world. We do this together with the two branches New Metropolis ‘Nieuw-West’ and ‘Zuidoost’. Our approach to large and complex issues and challenges is value-driven. Through seven main topics – social, spatial planning, sustainability, technology, economy, democracy and creative industry – and twenty ambitions formulated by us, we create programs together with our partners and realise projects that contribute to better living environments for all.

Fair
In the world of tomorrow, everyone has access to quality and affordable education, good care, work and a home. Power and property are distributed fairly.

Inclusive
In the world of tomorrow, everyone participates and all preferences, appearances and backgrounds are represented. The diversity of the society is visible at all levels and in all institutions.

Democratic
In the world of tomorrow, everyone has a say. Control, ownership and responsibility are evenly distributed. The government works for and with the inhabitants of the city.

Flourishing
In the world of tomorrow there is space for companies and individuals to do business. The value that is created flows back to the city and benefits all its inhabitants, in the form of money and knowledge.

Liveability
Tomorrow’s world is a pleasant place to live. The air is clean and there is plenty of green. Careful consideration is given to scarce space, residents and visitors can meet in public spaces and children can play safely on the streets.

Safety
In tomorrow’s world, everyone can live a carefree life. It is a place with room for differences of opinion without resulting in violence, exclusion or radicalisation. Everyone feels free, at home and safe and takes responsibility for each other’s safety.

Health
In tomorrow’s world, everyone has access to good and appropriate healthcare, nutritious and varied food, clean air, a green environment and sports facilities. Everyone can lead a healthy, active, dignified and happy lifestyle.

Caring
In tomorrow’s world, no one will be left out. People look after each other and there is a listening ear for everyone. The government offers an accessible social safety net.

Affordable
In tomorrow’s world, everyone is provided for. Everyone has sufficient resources for a home, transport, healthy food, information and leisure.

Accessibility
In tomorrow’s world, accessibility is a universal reality. The infrastructure is designed from a human perspective and does not take up unnecessary space.

Skill
In tomorrow’s world, there is good education for everyone. There is lifelong opportunity for personal development to grow alongside the labor market. Everyone’s talent is seen and used.

Enterprising
In tomorrow’s world, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation are stimulated. Local, sustainable and social enterprises ensure a resilient and inclusive urban economy.

Circular
In tomorrow’s world, all raw materials will be reused locally and economic growth is not the ultimate goal. There is no more waste and a next life is central to the design of goods.

Green
In tomorrow’s world, people live in harmony with nature. There is sufficient space in the city and surrounding areas for local food production and biodiversity is promoted.

Climate neutral
Tomorrow’s world will no longer contribute to climate change. We will live in balance with our natural environment and leave behind a liveable city for future generations.

Climate proof
In tomorrow’s world, we are prepared for the changing climate. The urban environment is designed for extreme rainfall, drought, heat or sudden temperature changes.

Smart
Science, innovation and new technology will be stimulated In tomorrow’s world. It is a place of research and inspiration. Anyone who wants to can be part of the open and reliable digital society.

Creative
In tomorrow’s world, art is valued and imagination is encouraged. There is a lot of room to color outside the lines. Creation, innovation and design are central issues.

Vibrant
In tomorrow’s world there is plenty of room for a diverse range of art, culture and nightlife. There is room for fun and relaxation, creativity and experimentation

Beauty
In tomorrow’s world, functionality and beauty complement each other. Architecture and the public arena are consciously designed for everyone, without losing sight of the importance

 

 

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Kringwijs presenteert: training voor buurtbewoners 3
Iemand Erbij
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Doevendansen met Nieuw-West 9
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Maandelijks gesprek tussen stadsdeelbestuurder Sandra Doevendans en bewoners over thema’s die spelen in Nieuw-West. 
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Morgen, 19.30
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Music performance
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Morgen, 20.00
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Fifth Friday Sisterhood presents: Creed 4
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Morgen, 20.00
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Kringwijs presenteert 1
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za 1 jun, 11.00
Gebiedsontwikkeling special
Samen Groen Ondernemen
Hoe verenigen we duurzame ondernemers bij elkaar in een al dan niet gedeelde ruimte in de plint van een gebouw?
ma 3 jun, 16.00
Reserveer
Special
Unpacking Labour Export Policy
Understanding and improving the complexities surrounding labour export policies and the rights of migrants and activists.
ma 3 jun, 19.30
Reserveer
Designing Cities for All: RE-generation 25
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Exploring the experiences of first-generation non-Western Dutch communities in the context of belonging, inclusion and equity.
ma 3 jun, 20.00
Reserveer
Groene Transitie 41
Veevoer zonder boskap
De aanstaande Europese ontbossingswet zorgt voor grote uitdagingen voor de veevoerketen. Hoe bereiden soja-importeurs en verwerkers zich hierop voor?
ma 3 jun, 20.00
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Documentaire & nagesprek
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De Staat van de Stad 2024
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di 4 jun, 20.00
Koop kaarten
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di 4 jun, 20.00
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Dissident Talks
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di 4 jun, 20.00
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The Future of Europe Festival
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wo 5 jun, 12.00
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