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Design & The City, Amsterdam 19 – 22 April

Conference and participation in Lab of Labs and workshops.

In 2016, the year of Dutch EU chairmanship, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Knowledge Mile, organise an innovative programme: the four-days conference Design & The City is one of the main events. Martijn de Waal, renown Researcher Urban Media & Citizen Empowerment at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), is chief producer of this event.

As part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) during the Dutch EU chairmanship, Design & The City challenges the international community to shape the city of the future, by participating in Lab of Labs, workshops and an intriguing conference day with renown speakers.

Design & The City explores citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city. Central theme is the role of design(ers) to create opportunities and practices for citizens, (social) entrepreneurs and policy makers towards more liveable, sustainable and sociable urban futures. How can citizens meaningfully be engaged in the process of city making? What new social processes and business models do we need for the future of city making? And in what way changes the role of the professional in the process of city making, and which new design methodologies, approaches and roles they have taken on towards the creation of a sociable smart city.

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30 March 2016, dymph