The future is public
Care workers, childcare, stock clerks, delivery staff and teachers are the heroes in the corona crisis. But it is precisely these vital professions that have been eroded for years due to flexibilization, cutbacks and privatization. This needs to change. Cities around the world are already putting that change into practice. They are reversing privatization of public services and finding new forms of public ownership. In short, democratize the urban economy: inclusive, social and sustainable. Watch the conversation (in Dutch) on a public future in Pakhuis de Zwijger below.
With among others Roos van Os and Najah Aouaki from Fearless City Amsterdam, Mirjam de Rijk from FNV, director of Studiezalen en Amsterdammer of the year 2020 Abdelhamid Idrissi, and political geographer Lavinia Steinfort.