The Urbanism lectures in the 1Lectures series coming academic year are addressing the point at which Amsterdam is at the moment – moving from a mid-size city to a metropolis. This has consequences on all levels of urban development from intensity to resilience, from economy to democracy and culture. In four lectures under the titles ‘Intensity & Flexibility’, ‘Economy & Autonomy’, ‘Ecology & Sustainability’ en ‘Democracy & Variety’ we will explore – with the help of a wide range of esteemed urbanists from abroad – how other cities around the world have been addressing the issues arising and what solutions or ideas could serve as a source of inspiration and become guiding principles for Amsterdam.
As a second speaker on this subject, the Dutch architect Rogier van den Berg informs us on the basis of his worldwide experiences working for UN Habitat in Nairobi about the aspects that can be useful for the growing city of Amsterdam.
About Rogier van den Berg
Rogier van den Berg (1975) has been working for over 16 years as an architect, urban planner, consultant, entrepreneur and academic. Currently he leads the Urban Planning and Design Lab at UN-Habitat; the United Nations Human Settlements Program. The Lab operates from Nairobi and works in 50 cities in 40 countries in all continents. Previously (2003-2013) he was director of the renowned architecture and urban design firm, Zandbelt&vandenBerg in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has been head of the department of Urbanism at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture from 2008-2012 and lecturer a Delft University of Technology from 2001-2008. Besides his work at the UN he is owner of a boutique architecture and design firm BERG + KLEIN.
Date: 5 October
Time: 8 PM
Location: Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Waterlooplein 213
Tickets: €5,- (single lecture) €35 (passe-partout for eight lectures and get one lecture for free!)
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