Smart Cities

Public Programme Summer School 'Thinking City'

15July2014 20:00 - 22:00


The central theme of this evening will be 'Sustainable Growth in the City'. Maarten Hajer will talk about the challenges in sustainability for cities, while Bjarne Mastenbroek will give his vision on Amsterdam-Noord.


19:30 Opening

20:00 Introduction

20:05 Lecture 'Smart about Cities: what are the challenges for a 21st Urbanism' by Maarten Hajer

20:40 Lecture by 'Bjarne Mastenbroek'

21:25 Lecture by 'Pete Jordan'

22:00 The End.  

Maarten Hajer

Maarten Hajer is the director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL – Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving). In this capacity, Hajer is responsible for the strategic assessments and policy evaluations to facilitate political deliberation and decision making, ranging from environment, nature, land use to water and transport. Since 1998, he has also been professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam.

Bjarne Mastenbroek

Bjarne Mastenbroek is founder of SeARCH, and with director, Uda Visser, has been successfully designing projects in the Netherlands and abroad. SeARCH stands for Stedenbouw en ARCHitectuur (Urban Planning & Architecture). Through careful consideration of the surrounding environment, SeARCH is able to introduce a high degree of sustainability and awareness into our projects.

Pete Jordan

Dishwasher Pete is the pen name for Pete Jordan, author of the popular Dishwasher zine as well as the book of the same title, whose goal was to wash dishes in every state in America. For more than a decade, he moved from city to city, state to state, washing dishes in restaurants, hospitals, cafeterias, ski resorts, camps, communes, a fish cannery, an offshore oil rig, a dinner train and just about anywhere where dishes were dirty. He was once invited to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. He did not wish to be on national television, and so a friend of his took his place on the show, pretending to be him. Later, while promoting his book, Pete himself appeared on Letterman and the two discussed the earlier "appearance."



Prins Hendrikkade 600

1011 VX Amsterdam 


Admission is free, but please register via the Summer School's  FacebookPage

This event is part of the public programme of the Summer School: 'Thinking City. The Dynamics of Making Amsterdam'.  


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