In gesprek met ‘De Stad Staat’ over gentrification

In gesprek met ‘De Stad Staat’ over gentrification

In De Stad Staat op Radio 1 gaat verslaggeefster Marielle Beers op zoek naar hoe de stad in de toekomst zal veranderen. Dinsdag 13 juli nam Tracy haar mee naar het Beukenplein in Amsterdam-Oost om te laten zien hoe de stad van de toekomst er uit zou kunnen zien:

Je ziet het sinds de crisis en de toename van het aantal ZZP’ers: niemand wil meer alleen thuis werken, je hebt contact nodig. Veel van dit soort koffietentjes zijn de nieuwe kantoren, waar mensen ideeën uitwisselen. Terwijl niemand dus meer in kantoren langs de snelweg wil zitten, gaan de nieuwe creatievelingen zich in dit soort koffietentjes vestigen.

Luister het hele gesprek hieronder terug!

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IAmsterdam: Open Mind Sharp Business

IAmsterdam: Open Mind Sharp Business

The tagline ‘Open Mind Sharp Business’ expresses the correlation between the mentality and the business climate of the Amsterdam region. ‘Open mind’ refers to the region’s diversity, inclusiveness, openness to new ideas and quality of life. ‘Sharp business’ emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to do business swiftly. I am one of the Amsterdammers who were asked to embody the character of Amsterdam for this short film for the IAmsterdam campaign.

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Designed for the Future: Het Schieblock

Designed for the Future: Het Schieblock

In Designed for the Future, Jared Green asked eighty global leaders who shape our built and natural environments the same question: what gives you hope that a sustainable future is possible? I contributed a short essay about ZUS Architects and its transformation of Het Schieblock, an abandoned office building from the sixties, into the center of the revitalized neighborhood. Read my piece  below.

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Water in the city – TEDx Zwolle

Water in the city – TEDx Zwolle

During TEDx Zwolle I gave a lecture about water in the city around the world. The sea and the rivers have shaped the identity and the country itself. Climate change increases the risk of flooding and drought. The effects of a disaster in a densely populated country like The Netherlands are incalculable. Climate change is now forcing itself upon us: a new reality that cannot be ignored. Read the article…

Fast Company:  Against the Tide

Fast Company: Against the Tide

As the rest of the world is coming to terms with catastrophic floods and droughts, the Dutch are telling – and selling – what they have learned through centuries of experience. In his story, reporter Jeff Chu quotes me as a person “who best represents how Dutch thinking about water management has evolved over the past two decades”.

Foto’s Misha de Ridder

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