Nov, 2015
19:00 - 21:30
Nov, 2015
19:00 - 21:30

Utrecht: The Healthy City: Partnerships

Urban Meetings Utrecht #3

IABR + Aorta Center of Architecture Utrecht

On Monday November 30th, the IABR together with the Municipality of Utrecht and AORTA Center of Architecture, organizes the third Urban Meeting in the series The Healthy City. The topic is Partnerships. The evening will be opened by Paulus Jansen, Alderman for Spatial Development.

Deputy Flemish Government Architect Stefan Devoldere will share his experiences with the Care Pilot Projects. In this program innovative ways of integrating (health) care, spatial development and new ways of collaboration are explored.

Together with the audience we will elaborate on what the City of Utrecht can learn from these experiments. What kind of new partnerships can support The Healthy City in Utrecht?

Urban Meeting: Utrecht, Healthy City

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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.