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Future City Economy, part 1: Young people have the future
How do young people look at the future of this city?
We commence this special series of programmes about the Future City Economy with an event in which we give a voice to young people about future scenarios for the city, based on a special report by the University of Amsterdam, the Free University and the Boston Consultancy Group.
This event is recorded in the Amsterdam Museum, the perfect place to talk about the opportunities and challenges of the future, based on the DNA of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Museum Head curator Imara Limon will tell us about the online exhibits "Corona in the city" and "Refresh Amsterdam", in which citizens and artists shed light on the Amsterdam experience from different angles.
Youth Mayor Dominic will share with us his vision on the biggest challenges this city faces and his biggest dreams for this city, opening up the conversation between young people, economist Marc Salomon (University of Amsterdam) and alderman Rutger Groot Wassink. How do young people look at the future of their city?
With a musical live performance by Sophie Straat (1994), singing about her city.
Facilitator: Jennifer Muntslag
- Youth Mayor Dominic
- Jongeren: Elijah Alvares, Sarah Cuipers, Qichell Hasselbaink and Bram Verbrugge
- prof. dr. Marc Salomon
- Rutger Groot Wassink, wethouder sociale zaken, diversiteit en democratisering
And video-interviews with Ariên Petrona, Ai-Lin Chen, Frederique Litjens, Sael and Ellen Dersjant van de kinderraad, Haitem Laghzaoui El Azrak, Bloem Lamma, Isabel Oosterhoff and Olivier van Rossum, all students at Fons Vitae Lyceum and Mees van der Lugt, from Sociaal Cement.
Footage: Larissa Korporaal. Special thanks to: all parents, Carien Wernsen, Hasna Joutay, Alexander Honee, Aartie Mahesh, Young Amsterdam, Mourad EL Otmani.
This programme is part of the series 'The Future City Economy'.
Watch the interviews with the young people here below:
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