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 reach the limits of non-renewable resources. Larger societal dynamics like globalization, migration and digitization 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.
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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 hs
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 hs
Talks and dialogue 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), Marcella Arruda (A Cidade Precisa de Você), Kaveh Yazdifard (Tehran – Urban Innovation Office), Flor Avelino (Rotterdam – Drift – Erasmus Universiteit) and Matthijs Bouw (New York – One Architects).
16.00 – 16.30 hs Final thoughts
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Vegetarian lunch: €12,50