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DDW Talks: Future Cities

How do we improve the livability of our urban environments?

Ketelhuisplein at DDW 2021 — © Max Kneefel

As more and more people live in cities, consider how we can adapt architecture and urban design to the changing needs of all life forms.

Future Cities

As the human population keeps populating this planet and its cities, consider how architecture and urban design can create carbon-neutral and nature-friendly solutions. How do we create buildings, cities and spaces that include the needs of nature as well as humans?

Moderators: Charlotte Thomas & Afke Laarakker | editors at de Architect

Speakers:
• Dirk van der Peijpe | Founder De Urbanisten
• Marjan van Aubel | Solar designer and founder of The Solar Movement
• Klaas Jan Wardenaar | Landscape architect and ecologist and co-founder and owner of SMARTLAND landscape architects
• Mirjam Schmull | Programme manager at Merwede LAB Utrecht
• Marco Broekman | Architect and urban designer at BURA urbanism
• Johannes Barckmann | Head of global events & showcars EDAG

Programme Friday 28 October:
09:00 | Doors open at Fifth, The Stage (NRE Terrein, Gasfabriek 5, Eindhoven)
09:30 | Start DDW Talk
11:30 | Stay for coffee, tea and a light lunch at Fifth
12:30 | End programme

Good to know:
- The DDW Talks include coffee, tea and a light lunch
- The programme will be spoken in English

About the partners

• EDAG
EDAG are acknowledged independent engineering experts for the automotive industry. Their expertise includes the integrated development and optimisation of vehicles, production facilities, derivatives and modules.

• The Solar Movement
The Solar Movement is an initiative of solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, which counterbalances the prevailing technological and economic viewpoints on solar energy.

• de Architect
De Architect is the most popular architecture platform in the Netherlands and Flanders. Through various platforms and events, they offer news, background and depth in the field of architecture and enable architects to increase their network.

• Green Innovation Hub
Green Innovation Hub is a unique public-private initiative of the Municipality of Almere, Floriade Expo 2022 and VodafoneZiggo. The Hub has built an innovation breeding ground on the Floriade site for the future residential area ‘Hortus’ and other area developments in the Netherlands, including ‘Pampus’: new residential areas that serve as models for the city of the future that are green, sustainable and inclusive.

Furniture provided by Sofacompany, additional designs by Pepijn Fabius Clovis, Pepe Valenti and Teun Zwets, facilitated by isola.

About Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Foundation is the organization behind Dutch Design Week.
Partners
Canal area, Fifth, NRE Terrein | Gasfabriek 5
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