Dutch cities and regions are faced with important dilemmas. One is between their ambition to compete, prosper and offer a place for ever more inhabitants while maintaining high standards of social and environmental quality. Population growth, densification and economic wealth seem to be increasingly at odds with the health and happiness of inhabitants. Are there limits to urban growth and density in The Netherlands? What does it mean ‘to grow’ for large urban agglomerations? And what qualities and values really matter when we plan for growth? Experts from science and (inter)national practice will explore these questions with the audience.
Update: unfortunately Brechtje Spreeuwers is unavailable to attend. Instead of Bregtje, Hans-Hugo Smit will take part in the event.
The event is supported and sponsored by the sLIM foundation and the Center for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam.