Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Rethinking Urban Growth

Public event

16Jan2019 20:00 - 22:00


Are there limits to urban growth and density in The Netherlands? What does it mean ‘to grow’ for large urban agglomerations? And what qualities and values really matter when we plan for growth? Experts from science and (inter)national practice will explore these questions with the audience.

Dutch cities and regions are faced with important dilemmas. One is between their ambition to compete, prosper and offer a place for ever more inhabitants while maintaining high standards of social and environmental quality. Population growth, densification and economic wealth seem to be increasingly at odds with the health and happiness of inhabitants.

Location and organisation

This event takes place at Pakhuis de Zwijger and is part of the Masterstudio: The Post-Growth City? New Principles for Urban Change, organised by Federico Savini. Admission is free of charge, but please register with Pakhuis de Zwijger via the page below.

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