metropolisation

EU Agenda @ Plandag 2o16

Get local authorities and regions the opportunity to further strengthen their integrated methodology and expand this into the European Urban Agenda? For Plandag 2o16 ‘Expanding’, David Dooghe wrote the paper ‘The European Urban Agenda versus the European practise’.

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Metro in Progress_Roundtable Brussels

Metro in Progress was an international roundtable event on metropolitan strategies, held in Brussels, November 2013. More than fourteen experts and administrators from eight metropolitan regions in the EU (Brussels, Stuttgart, Manchester, Paris, Bordeaux, Copenhagen-Malmo, Turin and Bucharest) share their insights, methods and experiences on the central theme: From Strategies to Implementation

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Metropolis NL @ Plandag 2o13

How metropolitan are the Netherlands and how can the different centres in the Dutch urban network increase their (metropolitan) attractiveness?

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tIP final debate, the Metropolitan Strategy NL

The starting point for a Metropolitan Strategy for the Netherlands, as a result of the Interperspective Perspectives series  

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tIP o6|o7 Attractive City @ ULcL

Doug Saunders is Bureau Chief and journalist at The Globe and Mail Europe. Doug Saunders is also the author of the book ‘Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World’ (2010), which has questioned and changed the common views on migration, cities, population growth, foreign aid and politics. He is currently researching the city of Antwerp, with emphasis on the 2060 district, to see how this area functions as an arrival city.  

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tIP o4|o7 Self Organising City @ EUR

Stephen Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning and Urban Design at the Barlett School of Planning, University College of London. In his book ‘Cities, Design and Evolution’ (2oo8), Stephen Marshall has researched how cities are put together: both in terms of how different parts are organised in relation to the whole, and how they are created or evolve over time. The book presents a new evolutionary perspective that recognises both the designed and organic nature of cities. 

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tIP o2|o7 Social Network City @ UU

Christian Licoppe is Head of the Social Science Department and Professor of Sociology at Telecom Paris-Tech. Christian Licoppe has been researching the influence and potentials of locative media and games on ‘real’ urban environments. From a sociological standpoint, he has looked at the technological side of urban space, combining ‘real’ versus virtual worlds and seeing whether this combination offers a new way of social interaction. He argues that these new forms of social media can produce new environments of interaction, where urban public places can transform into ‘hybrid ecologies’.

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The middling brother of a rich family

During the Ruimteconferentie 2o11 organised by the Planbureau, David Dooghe presented the first results of the research ‘Defining the Metropolis, Randstad’.

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It is not about how big you are, but about how you grew

Defining the Metropolis researches the influence of global top urban facilities in the development of urban agglomerations in the world. This is an update of primarily results of the project.

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the International Perspectives

A programme, which focuses on what urban functions of activities and facilities are important for Randstad Holland and consequently contribute to its international image.

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The people versus the metropolis

"Where other (European) cities or regions invest in their metropolitan development to secure their place in the future global league of strong economic and cultural cities, the Dutch cities seem not to be able to think outside their territorial boarders and they are therefore losing their current, just above average, position in the European League." A report of the Metropoolforum 2014

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Metro in Progress

The publication Metro in Progress offers the initial outcomes of the first series of interviews and meetings with a range of stakeholders, addressing metropolitan challenges and dilemmas.

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People make the metropolis, the public authorities try to keep up

In the public Metropolis Forum, the annual meeting of Deltametropolis Association, the metropolitan development of the Netherlands was the central issue. Short essays of experts and people involved, were the input for the debate on how metropolitan development in the Netherlands can kick-start.

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tIP o7|o7 Knowledge Clusters @ VU

Philip McCann is Professor of Economic Geography at Groningen University and Special Advisor to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy. He has been examining the relationship between education, employment and locality. In his view, higher education can significantly improve life chances, whilst also playing an important employment role in local economies.

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tIP o5|o7 International Organisations @ ULcDH

Eric Corijn is Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Besides this, he is also the Director of COSMOPOLIS City, Culture and Society Research Group. In his article ‘Brussels as an international city’, Corijn claims that “a true ‘Capital city’ should be more than the mere location of the power echelons and administrative offices. It should (…) be a place where the global vision is created, produced and represented”. In order to be successful, internationalisation at the top needs to be linked to internationalisation at the bottom.

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tIP o3|o7 Flagship Developments @ UVA

Paul Lecroart is a Senior Urban Planner at the Urban Planning and Development Institute in the Paris Ile-de-France Region, working on various (sub)regional assignments. He studied the impact of major events on world cities and currently researches large scale urban development in 15 different European cities. Paul Lecroart has examined these developments from various perspectives. Firstly, he has looked at how these developments fit into the economic, social, environmental and spatial ambitions of the metropolitan area. Secondly, he has looked at the implementation of these projects: how they are planned, managed and delivered. Finally, he has looked at how a major event can give an impulse to the development of urban areas and the collaboration of various parties at different levels.

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tIP o1|o7 Cultural Clusters @ TUD

Bernd Fesel is the Deputy Director of the European Centre for the Creative Economy (ECCE). This institute came about from the Ruhr European Capital of Culture (ECoC) event in 2o1o, for which Bernd Fesel was the advisor for the Creative Industry. His organisation supports, facilitates and tries to crosslink the creative economies in the Ruhr region, both at a local and regional scale.

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Community of Competence Metropolisation

Defining the Metropolis was input for INTA’s first Community of Competence on Innovative Metropolitan Development.

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No Megacity without Megacitizens

 ‘… the demarcation of different city concepts in the world, such megacities, megalopolises, urban areas, urbanized areas, edge cities, metropolitan areas and the like, it is not the statistical definitions which tells us the full story, but rather question how much citizens in a certain settlement configuration share an urban way of life.’ Peter Nijkamp, 2oo6.  

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