Dit is de website van Tracy Metz, journalist en auteur over urban issues. Ze schrijft voor o.a. NRC, De Groene Amsterdammer en Architectural Record. Ze is directeur van het John Adams Institute, het centrum voor Amerikaanse cultuur in Nederland en leidt de maandelijkse live talkshow Stadsleven.
Salty Water, Sweet City: My talk for What Design Can Do

Salty Water, Sweet City: My talk for What Design Can Do

On June 30 I was keynote speaker at What Design Can Do. My lecture was called ‘Salty Water, Sweet City’.

What Design Can Do showcases design as a catalyst of change and renewal and promotes it as a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. The story is told through the annual conference in Amsterdam, additional conferences in other parts of the world, the worldwide What Design Can Do Challenge, as well as their own publications and the WDCD blog. This year I was also part of the selection committee for the Refugee Challenge

Watch the video of ‘Salty Water, Sweet City’ here: Lees het artikel…

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

For the June edition of Architectural record I went to the new Generator Amsterdam. This mix of a hotel and a hostel is  located on the edge of a park in the up-and-coming eastern part of town, this reflects the spread of tourism beyond the historic center – a trend that has been encouraged by the city, which has been greatly restricting hotel permits since the fall of 2013.

With its surprising combination of old and new architecture, bursts of local art and design, and a clever hotel formula that attracts a wide-ranging crowd. Generator has brought a new kind of flair to Amsterdam’s flourishing tourism scene. 

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Interview with the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Interview with the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim

On the 5th of July World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim delivered a highly inspiring and activating first Joep Lange Institute lecture about tackling the global health challenges of our time. After referencing the feats of activists like Joep Lange, Kim deliberately focused his attention on the activists of the future, confronting the audience with the ‘fierce urgency of now.’ I was given the honour to both interview Dr. Jim Yong Kim and host the event.

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Tracy Metz wint Grote Maaskantprijs 2016

Tracy Metz wint Grote Maaskantprijs 2016

Op woensdag 30 maart werd bekend dat ik de Grote Maaskantprijs 2016 heb gewonnen. De Grote Rotterdam-Maaskantprijs is een tweejaarlijkse oeuvreprijs voor één of meer personen die het debat over architectuur, landschapsinrichting en stedenbouw in belangrijke mate stimuleren met publicaties, onderwijs of opdrachtgeverschap. “Metz brengt met haar activiteiten bij herhaling relevante en urgente zaken en ontwikkelingen onder de aandacht van zowel een breed als vakinhoudelijk publiek.” De uitreiking van de Maaskantprijs is 4 november. Lees hieronder het persbericht.
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