Video HEYU! Urbans Barcelona with Francesc Muñoz Ramírez

Video HEYU! Urbans Barcelona with Francesc Muñoz Ramírez

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. HEYU! Urbans is part of a talkshow series of the Public Library of Amsterdam (OBA). The OBA asked me to invite and discuss the urban challenges of today with six prominent thinkers, one a month from six cities in and around the EU in the live talkshow HEYU! Urbans. 

28 April – Barcelona. Mass tourism puts more and more pressure on the city. Other cities look to Barcelona for solutions. Guests:  Francesc Muñoz Ramírez, professor urbanization Barcelona Autònoma Universiteit, and Frans van der Avert, Chief Marketing Officer Amsterdam as commentator. 

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Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn met Ralf-Martin Soe

Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn met Ralf-Martin Soe

Voor de talkshowserie HEYU! Urbans van de Openbare Bibliotheek van Amsterdam in het kader van het Nederlands voorzitterschap, nodigt Tracy Metz zes prominente stadsdenkers uit, één per maand, vanuit steden in en rond Europa, voor een gesprek over urgente urban issues in de live talkshow HEYU! Urbans.

Tijdens de researchreis ter voorbereiding van HEYU! Urbans Tallinn hebben we inspirerende mensen geïnterviewd over het digitale leven in de Estse hoofdstad. We spraken Ralf-Martin Soe, TUT Smart City project manager, over hoe Tallinn als smart city het dagelijkse leven in de stad kan verbeteren.

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Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn with Marten Kaevats

Video HEYU! Urbans Tallinn with Marten Kaevats

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. HEYU! Urbans is part of a talkshow series of the Public Library of Amsterdam (OBA). The OBA asked me to invite and discuss the urban challenges of today with six prominent thinkers, one a month from six cities in and around the EU in the live talkshow HEYU! Urbans. 

23 March – Tallinn. The Estonian capital is a frontrunner in the use of digital technologies. What does the digital democracy of the future look like? Guests: Marten Kaevats is an architect and urban planner, who is currently occupied advisor who job is to help to form the digital agenda for Estonia’s EU presidency 2018 in the Goverment Office of Estonia. With Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer of Amsterdam, as commentator .

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Video HEYU! Urbans Athens with Stavros Stavrides

Video HEYU! Urbans Athens with Stavros Stavrides

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. HEYU! Urbans is part of a talkshow series of the Public Library of Amsterdam (OBA). The OBA asked me to invite and discuss the urban challenges of today with six prominent thinkers, one a month from six cities in and around the EU in the live talkshow HEYU! Urbans.

8 February – Athens: What is the impact of the crisis on Athens and how can grassroots initiatives thrive in these difficult times? Guests: Stavros Stavrides (researcher and activist) from Athens and Lucas de Man (theatermaker of In Search of Europe) as commentator. Read the article…

Video HEYU! Urbans London with David Madden

Video HEYU! Urbans London with David Madden

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2016. HEYU! Urbans is part of a talkshow series of the Public Library of Amsterdam (OBA). The OBA asked me to invite and discuss the urban challenges of today with six prominent thinkers, one a month from six cities in and around the EU in the live talkshow HEYU! Urbans. 

13 January – London: The city is paying the price of its own success with rampant gentrification and a housing market that only the rich can afford. They are not buying a house, but a fancy address and a place to invest their money. Guests: David Madden (Cities Program, London School of Economics) and Fred Schoorl (director of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects) as commentator

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