In a series of Urban Meetings, The Healthy City, the IABR–Project Atelier Utrecht will share and discus the issues and the (preliminary) results of the research by design conducted in the Atelier with local stakeholders and experts.

The main research question of the IABR–Project Atelier Utrecht is: “Which innovative spatial strategies can contribute to the development of Utrecht as an inclusive, healthy city - strategies where solidarity between different generations, cultures and income groups play a central role and which can inspire the rest of the Netherlands and abroad?”
The collaborative development of new knowledge and understandings, and the exploration of new alliances is an integral part of the work of the Atelier, while the public meetings, in which the issues will be further explored, are part of that process.

The Healthy City meetings are organized by the IABR, the Municipality of Utrecht and AORTA Center of Architecture Utrecht and happen between September 2015 and January 2016.


#1 Monday, September 7, 2015: The Healthy City: Man
With Machteld Huber (doctor and researcher at the Louis Bolk Institute)

#2 Monday, October 26, 2015: The Healthy City: The Next Economy
With Maarten Hajer (Chief Curator IABR–2016, Director-general of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam)

#3 Monday, November 30, 2015: The Healthy City: Partnerships

#4 Monday, January 25, 2016: The Healthy City

All Urban Meetings in Utrecht will be moderated by Joachim Declerck (Atelier Master Project Atelier Utrecht, Founding Partner Architecture Workroom Brussels).

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

Sign up at aorta@aorta.nu and mention "Utrecht" and the date of the Urban Meeting you want to attend.
please note that AORTA will share your contact details with IABR.

We strongly recommend to make a reservation due to limited space

Check our website regularly for program updates.

Project Atelier Utrecht is a collaboration of the IABR and the Municipality of Utrecht. The Atelier Master is Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels). The Belgian offices Architecture Workroom Brussels and De Smet Vermeulen, and MUST from Holland have been commissioned to do the design research and to develop pilot projects. AORTA Center of Architecture Utrecht is involved as a partner.