Thu 4 Feb 2016 until Fri 5 Feb 2016 Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

New Europe City Makers Pre-Summit

Co-creating the City Makers Agenda towards the New Europe City Makers Summit
Thu 4 Feb 2016 until Fri 5 Feb 2016
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179 , 1019 HC Amsterdam
Free admission, no reservation required

Save the date! Two days of working together in expert meetings (and more) relating to City Making themes.

On February 4 and 5 City Makers from across 60 cities in the Netherlands and Europe will exchange know-how and experience, during a two-day conference in preparation of the City Makers Summit. The networks of Nieuw Nederland – Steden in Transitie and New Europe – Cities in Transition will further develop and work on the input for the City Makers Agenda, to inspire the EU Urban Agenda.

Co-creating the City Makers Agenda towards the New Europe City Makers Summit

All over Europe, pioneering City Makers take up initiatives to increase the livability of their cities. They redevelop neglected brownfields, start community enterprises to create jobs in the neighbourhood, rethink food production through urban farming, address increasing vacancy of shops and industrial heritage or promote a more sustainable use of existing resources altogether. Our cities face many contemporary challenges, but the manifold initiatives of City Makers contribute to the innovative climate that determine our cities today. What drives them, and how can we make sure that the best practices flourish and accelerate? How can City Makers combine their societal impact with sustainable business models? What could new roles of government officials look like? And are there rules and regulations that should be adjusted in favor of the City Makers movement?

On February 4 and 5 we will co-create the City Makers Agenda that will provide insight in these dynamics and the transition our society faces today. We will do this through 12 Expert sessions.

More detailed information about the Expert sessions:
Cooperative Area Development, Alternative Finance, Co-creation citizens and the government, Online Platforms, Redesigning Democracy, Social Entrepreneurship, Value Creation, Open Data, Budgetmonitoring, Circular Economy, Community Building,Community Rights.

Preliminary programme 

The First City Makers meet-up, June 2015
The first City Makers meet-up took place on June 25, 2015 at Pakhuis de Zwijger, when our European network of City Ambassadors from 12 European capital cities looked into the state of city-making in the European capitals and the principles underlying transitional processes found in most cities. A great opportunity to meet City Makers and learn about their initiatives, visions and capabilities. The event focused on shaping the City Makers Agenda, which will be completed and presented as part of the EU Urban Agenda during the EU Presidency of the Netherlands in the first half of 2016.


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