Dutch cities and regions are facing a crucial challenge. Urban economic growth has reached century high peaks with the leading sectors being real estate, knowledge and infrastructure. This growth puts high pressure on those resources that are crucial for the long-term resilience of the Dutch economy. Land, biodiversity, air and soil-quality, energy, cultural diversity and affordable housing are just some of those resources that are under great pressure. Which alternative forms of financial and institutional cooperation can be created between government, civil society and market players in order to maintain those resources?
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Are cooperative forms of property rights seeking a sharing of responsibilities between public and ‘third’ sectors an alternative to existing public vs private paradigms? What are the new frontiers of commons in contemporary cities? How can the built environment be designed around principles of commoning? During this evening, a panel of experts will engage in an open debate with the audience on these questions.