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Leading international experts discussed the implications of the rise of social media, big data and other new media technologies for the practice of urban design during the Design & The City conference. How can citizens meaningfully be engaged in the process of city-making? What new modes of social organization and business models do we need for the future of city-making? And what is the role of professional designers in the era of smart citizens? The conference location was the Hermitage Amsterdam in Amsterdam. Watch the presentations.

09:00 - 09:30 Registration & Coffee

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9:30 - 10:00 Introduction

The Design & The City conference will be moderated by Tracy Metz.

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Tracy Metz

Tracy Metz

Moderator
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Martijn de Waal

Martijn de Waal

Overall Programme Coordinator
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Geleyn Meijer

Geleyn Meijer

Conference Speaker
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10:00 - 12:00 Design & City-making

Over the past few years, new models for citymaking have emerged. For example, we see 'tactical’ interventions that gradually test and develop ideas for urban improvement, buildings groups that have pulled resources together to develop parts of the city collaboratively, and ‘hackable cities’ in which various stakeholders work together towards the realization of collective goals. What do these developments mean for the ways we shape our cities?

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Tony Garcia

Tony Garcia

Keynote Speaker
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Kristien Ring

Kristien Ring

Keynote Speaker
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Frank Suurenbroek

Frank Suurenbroek

Conference Speaker
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Saskia Beer

Saskia Beer

Conference Speaker
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Matthijs Bouw

Matthijs Bouw

Conference Speaker
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12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

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13:00 - 15:00 Design & Socio-economical Change

From the smart city and the civic economy to the rise of social design: in our contemporary cities, experiments with new modes for social and economic organization abound. How can we ensure a citizen-centered perspective in these developments? And what role can designers play in this process?

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Joost Beunderman

Joost Beunderman

Keynote Speaker
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Liesbeth Huybrechts

Liesbeth Huybrechts

Keynote Speaker
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Willem van Winden

Willem van Winden

Conference Speaker
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Ben Schouten

Ben Schouten

Conference Speaker
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15:00 - 15:30 Coffee & Tea

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15:30 - 17:10 Design & Smart Citizens

The rise of the smart city has led to an enormous increase in the amount of data on urban life. But who collects these data and to what ends? And to what extent are citizens aware of this and can they understand how these data are used? In turn, can citizens also gather their own data or use existing datasets to better understand their surroundings and hold those in charge accountable?

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Christian Nold

Christian Nold

Keynote Speaker
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Dietmar Offenhuber

Dietmar Offenhuber

Keynote Speaker
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Dorien Zandbergen

Dorien Zandbergen

Conference Speaker
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Thijs Turèl

Thijs Turèl

Conference Speaker
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17:10 - 17:30 Design & The City

Summary of the main issues of the day, and looking ahead into the future.

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Dan Hill

Dan Hill

Closing Speaker
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17:30 - 18:30 Drinks

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1 – Hermitage Amsterdam

Entrance: Nieuwe Keizersgracht 1
Amsterdam