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Contemporary cities are fundamentally dependent on mobility. This dependence constitutes both a resilience and an environmental problem as transport systems are not only vulnerable to disruptions, but also highly destructive for the environment. With the aim of creating an alternative to this state-of-affairs, this participative workshop will engage the New Amsterdam Council in envisioning a post-mobile future for Amsterdam: one where citizens can, but do not need or even want to, travel or consume products from elsewhere.

Detail Summary
Date 11 March 2020
Time 18:30 -21:30

What does this post-mobile Amsterdam might look like? Which technologies, practices, and cultural understandings will make it a desirable and feasible (or perhaps undesirable and dangerous) future? This workshop – one of several promoted by the Post-Mobile Urban Futures Initiative funded by the Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam – will co-create answers to these radical questions!

The New Amsterdam Council is an independent advisory board consisting of 45 young people from Amsterdam born between 1980 and 2000. The members are experts from diverse fields such as education, healthcare, business, the media, science and culture. As an independent representation of a new generation of Amsterdam residents, the New Amsterdam Council meets several times a year to place new urban issues on the agenda and to offer recommendations on them.

Workshop Facilitators

  • Luca Bertolini – Full Professor of Planning, University of Amsterdam (key note speaker)
  • Jan Duffhues – Innovation Strategist, City of Amsterdam (workshop moderator)

Location

Pakhuis de Zwijger

Piet Heinkade 179

Amsterdam

Registration

This in an invitation-only event, except for 3 members of the Centre for Urban Studies network (places granted on a first come - first served basis). Please contact the CUS coordiator to make your request of attendance.