Vibrant City

Vibrant City

Organising and leading a co-creation process between the youngsters of Rotterdam and different stakeholders in the city to accomplish projects concerning the creation of Rotterdam as a Vibrant City. 

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R’damse Nieuwe o9-14

Since 2009, David Dooghe was a member of first the Young Economic Development Board Rotterdam, later R’damse Nieuwe. After five inspiring years, David Dooghe decided to leave this organisation.

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Future Housing Formats for Young and Old

For the congress ‘Future Housing Formats for Young and Old’, organised by the Real Estate Society, David Dooghe was asked to kick off with a presentation on trends in youth culture and the effects on real estate.

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Economics of Beauty

An advice on what is the economical surpluses of investments in the quality (architecture, public space and amenities) of the inner city.

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From free to extra’s

Low prized places seemed to attract artists in the past. At the moment, in the contest between cities to attract and grow a significant creative class, more facilities than just low prized workspaces are needed. As inspiration, two art en design centres of which facilities complete the workspaces in the building and relate to the urban area around the building.

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Learning from Vancouver

By focussing on the quality of the city life for several decades, Vancouver has become one of the most liveable cities in the world. An overview of the lessons learned from a tour in Vancouver, guided by Larry Beasley.

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Cultuurprogramma Binnenstad 2o2o

The Rotterdam Institute for Art and Culture, dKC, published her advice for the strong cultural structure for central city: Cultuurprogramma Binnenstad 2o2o.

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Our City

What makes Brussels unique? How segregated is the city compared to others? A debate between philosopher and sociologist Bleri Lleshi and urban designer David Dooghe.

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Crowd Force Rotterdam

Crowd Force Rotterdam is an initiative of Rotterdamse Nieuwe that, by connecting people, goods and knowledge, brings supply and demand together. By doing so the city’s new economic power can push forward ideas and initiatives that will make Rotterdam a more vibrant city 

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Vacant Rotterdam

A vibrant city has an appealing street scene. Rotterdamse Nieuwe therefore collaborates with Tussentijd Rotterdam to lower shops vacancy. Young entrepreneurs are given the possibility to come with their plans and concepts. Out of this the owner of the vacant shop space selects a winner, who can start up his or her business at a lowered rent.

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The Mayor's Garden

Interview with David Dooghe by newspaper Metro on project Vibrant City.

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Growing Green _ Awareness

For centuries, the size of a city has been defined by the food production of her surrounding countryside.  A century ago, technology started to create new possibilities for faster transport and slower food decay, allowing cities to grow, mostly at the disadvantage of the surrounding countryside.

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Whose is the city?

Being an urban designer with knowledge of youth culture, David Dooghe, was invited to participate on the debate: ‘Whose is the city?’ discussing youngsters and their use of public space of Rotterdam.

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Transformation as Inspiration

Transformation as Inspiration, a series of dance theatre performances in the public space, inspired on the dynamic of the surrounding building plots.

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