During this evening, at Pakhuis de Zwijger, a panel of experts will engage in an open debate with the audience on the future of urban resources. This public event is part of the Masterstudio: The Common City?
|Date||15 January 2020|
Dutch cities and regions are facing a crucial challenge. Urban economic growth has reached century high peaks with the leading sectors being real estate, knowledge and infrastructure. This growth puts high pressure on those resources that are crucial for the long-term resilience of the Dutch economy. Land, biodiversity, air and soil-quality, energy, cultural diversity and affordable housing are just some of those resources that are under great pressure. Which alternative forms of financial and institutional cooperation can be created between government, civil society and market players in order to maintain those resources? Are cooperative forms of property rights seeking a sharing of responsibilities between public and ‘third’ sectors an alternative to existing public vs private paradigms? What are the new frontiers of commons in contemporary cities? How can the built environment be designed around principles of commoning?
During this evening, a panel of experts will engage in an open debate with the audience on these questions.
Gerard Roemers is co-founder Housing cooperative de Warren and Metabolic
Mara Ferreri is a researcher at Northumbria University and ‘Commoning Housing’ project at University of Barcelona
Edwin Buitelaar is Professor of land and real estate development at Utrecht University
Martine de Jong is a researcher at the Urban Future Studio
Rens Smid is real estate developer
Bob van der Zande is the former Director of Housing for the City of Amsterdam
Jacob-Jan Koopmans is treasurer of the housing cooperative de Warren and economist
This public event is part of the Masterstudio: The Common City? Organized by Federico Savini and Zef Hemel.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam