By 2050, 68% of the world population will live in urban areas. This will create a huge challenge, because how will we accommodate this increase? How will we get around? And how can we maintain a good quality of life? One thing is certain: cities will have to change.
There are endless ways in which cities can adapt to a growing population. They can expand or densify, involve different types of homes, favour certain forms of transportation over others… In this debate, professionals from different fields of work will share their views on best strategies and best practices for growing cities. The city of Eindhoven will form the starting point for a discussion about the future of cities and the most pressing challenges for urban mobility.
Thom Aussems was director of corporation Sint Trudo from 1995 until 2018. Transformation of cities is a focal point in his career. He has published extensively on this topic, including ‘the ultimate book about the history of Eindhoven’.
Verali von Meijenfeldt holds a master’s degree in urban design from TU Delft and is City Executive of Amsterdam at leading design and consultancy firm Arcadis.
Wouter de Wit works at Deloitte (Real Estate and Healthy Cities practice ) and is a member of Deloitte’s multidisciplinary Future of Mobility core team. His focus is on urban and transport planning, (smart) city development, capital projects including (air)port advisory, impact analysis and strategy development.
The discussion will be moderated by Jan Willem Wesselink (NPO Radio 1).
This debate is organized in collaboration with the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen; a series of events that will take place from November 16t until November 30 at TU/e, aimed at bringing students closer to the professional work field of their interest. Check the website of Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen for other events, including a Career Market, Company Dinner and 1-on-1 interview sessions.
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