Jan, 2016
19:00 - 21:30
Jan, 2016
19:00 - 21:30

Utrecht: The Healthy City

Urban Meetings in Utrecht #4

IABR + Aorta Center of Architecture Utrecht

On Monday January 25th, the IABR together with the Municipality of Utrecht and AORTA Center of Architecture, organizes the fourth and last Urban Meeting in the series The Healthy City. The evening will be opened by Paulus Jansen, Alderman for Spatial Development, and moderated by Richard Engelfriet.

In this last meeting the results of the research by design of Project Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City will be presented and discussed. The research by design hasproduced a set of development principles for healthy urbanism. The principles have been translated into spatial proposals for two sites – Overvecht and Merwedekanaalzone – to test and further develop the principles.

The results of Project Atelier Utrecht are important elements in the main exhibition of IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY in Rotterdam. The results and possible next steps will be further discussed at IABR–2016 in Rotterdam as well as in Utrecht.

Time: 19u00 doors open, program 19u30 – 21u30
Location: City Hall Utrecht, Korte Minrebroederstraat 2, Utrecht
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Free

Registration: aorta@aorta.nu mentioning "Utrecht" and the date of the Urban Meeting

We strongly recommend to make a reservation due to limited space
(Please note that AORTA will share your contact details with IABR)

Project Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City
In Utrecht, creating a healthy city has been high on the political agenda for decades. The ambition to ‘urbanize in a healthy way’ touches upon various areas such as health, welfare, care, the health care economy, and sustainable environments. Due to the current economic and ecological crisis, the solidarity between rich and poor, older and younger generations, and healthy and less healthy citizens is under pressure. The transition from a welfare state to a participative society, and the accompanying changing relationships between government, market, and civil society, create a new sense of urgency. This requires an integrated approach to the city and of urbanization processes that focus on spatial visions and strategies. In the long run, however, this approach will generate major spatial issues that remain largely unknown as yet.

Employing research by design, the IABR–Project Atelier Utrecht charts the shifts and prospects of the ‘healthy city’ as a system by extensively analyzing, among other things, spatial development and new economic models, governance tools, organizational structures, and the spatial manifestations of these proposals. The analyses are then used to propose and design pilot projects for specific locations in the city of Utrecht.

Project Atelier Utrecht is a collaboration of the IABR and the Municipality of Utrecht.