Cities for Change
Change the world, start with the city!
Change the world, start with the city: lifted off!
Three councilors, a climate activist, an undocumented refugee, a feminist journalist ... they all say the same: change is urgently needed. In the economy, in housing, welfare, energy, in access to power and who takes the decisions. The Cities For Change Forum officially kicked off on 26 March. With success: more than 500 viewers from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Finland, USA, Portugal, Germany, Italy. And a line-up of top economist Kate Raworth, Amsterdam councilors, opinion makers, international activists, urban strategists, correspondents from Messina and Budapest. The next two months the program will be filled with more sessions, panels, exchanges, workshops. Watch the livestream here. Check @CFCForum2021. Keep an eye on this website.
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program 26 March 13 - 15
Moderator: Nathan de Groot
1) Looking back and ahead, Fearless Cities and Cities for Change Forum
Opening by Rutger Groot Wassink (Alderman for Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policy; Democratization) and Sophie Bloemen (Commons Network and cooperates with 99of Amsterdam)
2) Keynote Kate Raworth: The future of urban economics
Kate Raworth (English economist working for Oxford University) about the city economy of the future and interpreting the social side of the city-donut.
Reaction and discussion with Marieke van Doorninck (Alderman for Sustainability and Circular Economy; Spatial Planning; Land Affairs; Energy Transition) and Najah Aouaki (economist and urban strategist)
3) What do the citizens of Amsterdam think the future holds? With:
- Ruurd Priester / Donut Coalitie
- Hidaya Nampiima (Amsterdam City Rights)
- Marjolijn Bronkhuyzen (02025)
- Eva Dassen (Extinction Rebellion)
- Massih Hutak / Verdedig Noord
- Clarice Gargard (LilithMag)
4) Housing, a public matter
- Laurens Ivens (Alderman Housing, Construction, and Public Space)
5) New Politics: international network of urban initiatives
What is already happening and what can we learn?
- Federico Alagna, European Municipalist Network (EMN)
- Tessza Udvarhelyi, co-founder of the School of Public Life and head of the Office of Community Participation, 8th district of Budapest
- Júlia Miralles, member of the Executive of Barcelona en Comú
- Tomislav Tomašević, mayoral candidate for Zagreb, “Zagreb je naš! (tbc)
Atta de Tolk Spoken Word artist
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