City of the Future
Risks and Opportunities in Future Urban Governance
Cities are changing rapidly. Since 2007 more than half of the world population is living in cities and this number keeps growing. In 1800 only 2% of the world population were living in cites and the expectation is that in 2030 more than 60% of the world population will be living in cities. Also in the Netherlands more and more people are moving from the countryside to cities. Because of this fact it is necassery that cities will quickly evolve to make sure they can handle this development.
What will the city of the future look like? Where on one hand big metropoles are developing in countries like China, other countries try to regulate the movement to cities. What kind of problems will occur, what changes can we make and where are the opportunities in this evolution? Technology and innovation should be the answer to mobility, durability and safety issues. However, in a world where big data is exponantionally growing technologic innovation could also bring dangers. urban growth and renewing are coming with a lot of complex issues. New solutions to democracy and civil participation are needed In this superdiverse society. How can we keep the city livable when it comes to housing, health and safety?
The far-reaching changes will influence everything that happens in rural areas, but will also provide changes outside of it. Which role will the surrounding area play when everyone lives in the city? Isn't it time to give more power to the city, as it is the economic centre?
during this two-day congress we will discuss the role of the administrative power in The Netherlands when it comes to the establishment of the city of the future. Through keynotes, workshops and discussion the congress will provide new views on the issues. Are you also curious about what the city of the future will look like, and which challenges and issues it will bring? Do you want to think about possible solutions to these issues ands challenges? Come to the National Congress of Public Administration on the 7th and 8th of May 2019 in Amsterdam.