Sander van der Ham

Sander works as an urban psychologist in the field of urban development, among others for Stipo and Stichting Thuismakers Collectief. As an urban psychologist he does research on the relation between human behaviour and the build urban environment. Recurring themes in his work are the transition between private and public space (the stoop), feeling at home (why do people feel at home?), communities and social networks. He works mainly for housing corporations, municipalities and developers to create places where people feel pleasant, experience a sense of ownership and maybe even feel at home. 

Ron van Vliet

Ik ben stadsmaker in meest brede zin van het woord.
Ik houd van mooie gebouwen, mooie plekken maar ik houd vooral van de wijze waarop mensen hun stad maken.

Wat doen ze; wat beweegt hen; hoe grijpen ze in om hun omgeving echt hún omgeving te maken.
Mijn ambitie in mijn werk is om die menselijke maat te brengen in al die grote lijnen, grote projecten en groot geld.

Met humor, slimheid, kennis van zaken. En door zo veel mogelijk te luisteren.

Marieke Hillen

Marieke Hillen initiates, coordinates and writes within the field of urban development. She tries to develop a form of slow criticism that keeps up pace with the slow urbanism of the projects she initiates. Hillen initiates projects that include locals, and works mainly in mixed neighbourhoods like Rotterdam-West. Singeldingen is a recurrent festival in the summer months. Encounters, music, experiments, poetry, educational projects, tea, coffee, cooks all play a role in an accessible event. Recently, she and others started the Wijkpaleis – a place to have it made. It is an emerging initiative that breathes new live into the makers culture that is existent in Rotterdam-West. It motivates people to broaden their horizon by making and considers the neighbourhood as a social library in which you can consult and utilize the capabilities and knowledge of neighbours.

Marieke Hillen is a wild thinker who not only builds theories but also realizes them. She starts unorthodox forms of cooperation and exchange. Her bottom-up initiatives create new views on society.

Vera van de Nieuwenhof

Vera van de Nieuwenhof studied architectural history at the University of Amsterdam. She produced the lectures and debates of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Moneylab symposium for Institute of Network Cultures until she decided to cycle to Japan. Nowadays she is based in Kunming (China) where she develops cultural initiatives for gokunming.com.

Vera Regina van de Nieuwenhof

Jan Willem Wesselink | workshop

Het Bouwbesluit voor de Smart City

 In het Bouwbesluit voor de Smart City dat de Future City Foundation schrijft gaan we uit van het door het Rathenau Instituut opgestelde rapport ‘Opwaarderen, Borgen van publieke waarden in de digitale samenleving’, waarin zeven publieke waarden worden genoemd die worden vertaald naar de stedelijke context: veilige technologie, privacy, inzicht in techniek, autonomie, rechtvaardigheid, machtsevenwicht en menselijk waardigheid. Per publieke waarde onderzoeken we welke wetgeving al bestaat en welke bestuurlijke afwegingsruimte er mogelijk is voor het zowel het fysiek, sociaal als economisch domein. Voor een aantal van de onderwerpen die het Rathenau beschrijft, bestaat al regelgeving. Waar dat niet zo is, moeten we de uitgangspunten voor regelgeving formuleren. Vervolgens zoeken we naar de bestuurlijke afwegingsruimte voor gemeenten. De vraag is daarbij waar de grenzen liggen. Wat is veel en wat is weinig? En hoe meet je dat? Waar druk je het in uit? Daarover organiseren we het debat. Tegelijkertijd onderzoeken we hoe het Bouwbesluit onderdeel kan worden opgenomen in de Omgevingswet. Mag bijvoorbeeld privacy worden vergeleken met milieuwaarden als fijnstof of met externe veiligheid? Daarover gaan we in gesprek met de deelnemers tijdens deze sessie.
Future City Foundation
jan-willem@future-city.nl
future-city.nl

Minouche Besters | workshop

Benefits & Horrors of Blockchain for the DIY society

Is Blockchain the ultimate governing tool for neighborhood cooperatives? Or for local governments that seek new ways to increase service for their citizens in a ever more complex society? Or is it the devil in disguise and do we diminish the legislative securities that national contract law or municipal law provides? To name just one possible downside… A workshop, or better a joint discussion, on how blockchain functions, how different coops and municipalities use blockchain and what we can do with it. A joint search into the value and tricks of blockchain in our urban work. With Martijn de Waal (faculty Digital Media & Creative Industries, HvA), Minouche Besters (STIPO) and Inte Gloerich (Institute of Network Cultures).
STIPO
minouche.besters@stipo.nl

Boukje Vastbinder | workshop

 Who picks up the bill (for implementing your innovation)?

This session by Noorderwind is an interactive and high-energy gathering of experienced professionals with the drive to get a better grip on the question: ‘who picks up the bill?’ For who? Those of you that have already developed a product or service which you think could fullfill the needs of more then 1 customer and those of you merely interested in getting to learn more about how to investigate potential revenue models for a new product are welcome! What are we going to do? Work in small groups, with a practical business mapping tool from Noorderwind, to help you map potential business models for your own ideas and eventually work towards designing a blueprint for a potential ‘go to market’ strategy. How? With these sessions we aim to shake you up and enrich you with new insights, but most of all: we will hope to give you input which you can use to turn your idea into a real businesscase that makes impact on a larger scale.
Noorderwind
boukje@noorderwind.co

Annemieke Fontein

Annemieke Fontein is a landscape architect and the head of landscape architecture at the Municipality of Rotterdam. Her work is transformative, powerful and it has a strong impact on the feel and the identity of the city.

Some of the projects she worked on include the transformation of Zuiderpark and the development of de ‘Rotterdamse Stijl’. Lately, she has been working with a large team on the greening and attractiveness of the waterways in Rotterdam. She is working on a program Rotterdam public space 2018-2028.

The Ode is in Dutch.

Annemieke Fontein

Annemieke Fontein is a landscape architect and the head of landscape architecture at the Municipality of Rotterdam. Her work is transformative, powerful and it has a strong impact on the feel and the identity of the city.

Some of the projects she worked on include the transformation of Zuiderpark and the development of de ‘Rotterdamse Stijl’. Lately, she has been working with a large team on the greening and attractiveness of the waterways in Rotterdam and since 2008, she is stimulating urban farming in and around the city.

Saskia Naafs

Saskia Naafs is a journalist and urban sociologist. She lives in Rotterdam and writes about urban development, housing, smart cities and technology for weekly De Groene Amsterdammer.