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A city where you can enjoy working and living is something to strive for. This requires a spatial approach that ensures that economic activity once again is part of our towns and cities. How can designers and policy-makers contribute actively to making quality space available for our future economy? Can architects and town planners contribute to a more sustainable, urban-rooted and socially inclusive economy?

Jonathan Holslag (Professor of International Politics, VUB – opinion maker) and Maarten Hajer (Professor of  Urban Futures, University of Utrecht and curator IABR-2016) each bring their vision to the question. After a short presentation they will both debate with Mark Brearley (CASS Cities, Metropolitan University, London) and Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom).

This event is organised by Atelier BXL Productieve Metropool.