Solving Urban Challenges Together: Best practices for liveable cities
During the programme Solving Urban Challenges Together, Best practices for liveable cities a number of experts in urban development give their views.
Block 1: Robbert Nesselaar co-founder of Closer Cities and Ellen Minkman researcher and lecturer at Delft University of Technology explain how we can improve knowledge sharing and the role of collaboration, community and trust.
Block 2: Jurian Edelenbos, professor at Erasmus University talks about how community building contributes to public services and how community-based initiatives show the vitality of a city.
Thomas van Luijtelaar of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency tells us more about the motivation behind the Netherlands’ support bottom up initiatives like the ones found on the Closer Cities website.
Block 3: In the studio, Maurice Prijs head of public space and permits for the City of Utrecht and Adam Clarke, Deputy Mayor of Leicester, United Kingdom, discuss how the idea to create green-roofed bus shelters has taken off and spread to cities across the world.
Block 4: Lindsey Schwidder of the Innovation and Impact Centre at Delft University of Technology describes the sharing of practical knowledge with Kwadaso Agricultural College in Ghana, so that young urban farmers can earn a living locally.
Block 5: Katrine Soma of Wageningen University and Research calls in from Norway and informs us how a project building a network for fish systems in the slums of Kibera in Kenya has improved local food security.
Block 6: Irene Oostveen of VNG International’s Governance of Inclusive Green Growth in Cities (Deals) programme talks about what her organisation is doing to promote knowledge-sharing between cities worldwide. VNG International is the international branch of the Netherlands’ municipality umbrella organisation.
Block 7: Presenter Fiona Yauw awards prizes to 5 of the projects on the Closer Cities platform that have had real impact. With a Dutch embassy calling in to congratulate the winners. Finally Fiona concludes this event.
Interactive online event
In the interactive online event on 14 February, viewers can join the conversation via an online chat. All questions will be answered via the chat or passed on to the experts for a more in-depth analysis.