Join the Inclusive City Hub Kick Off 

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Location: Groot Handelsgebouw, Rotterdam unit A1.196.

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We would like to invite you to the kick-off of a new research year of the LDE Inclusive City Hub on Wednesday the 14th of February! From 16:00 onwards we will try to find answers to the question: How can we create an inclusive society in which people become an active part of solutions for a circular and resilient Metropolitan Region Rotterdam-The Hague (MRDH).

Three short lectures from practice, science and policy will give an inspiring introduction to the new research to be done by our students next months. We will discuss three themes (see attached):

  • Circular Mindsets – placemaking & involvement in The Hague
  • Farm Cooperatives – connecting city & landscape in Midden-Delfland
  • Empowering Commons – conversations for action in Rotterdam

We will be happy to discuss these issues with you and to reflect on the proposals of our students from Leiden Delft and Erasmus.

We hope to welcome you on the 14th, please register here!


16:00 - 16:15 Welcome

16:15 – 16:30 Introduction by initiator Robbert Jan van der Veen

16:30 – 17:15 Short lectures

Nico Schouten - TU Delft – Redesign waste, the change of perception and implementation of plastic waste.

Kees Boks – – Connecting city and landscape

Robbert de Vrieze - –The power of collective self-organization

17:15 – 17:30 Short break

17:30 – 18:15 Discussion tables around the three research themes:

Students will present their proposals, followed by a discussion by experts and policy makers

18:15 – 19:00 Drinks

Moderator: Maarten de Weerd

Location & Travel directions

The event takes place at the Groot Handelsgebouw, unit A1.196. The Groot Handelsgebouw is located at the Stationsplein 45 in Rotterdam, in front of the Central Station. Enter (main) entrance A, go to the first floor and immediately turn left when leaving the elevator or stairs. There you will find the hub directly on the right with a view over the station square. When arriving by car you can park in the basement of the building, to be entered via the Conradstraat.



Circular Mindset (287.21 KB)
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