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Wednesday, October 11 • 08:30 - 18:00
City Expedition to the Hague's Innovation District (SIGN UP CLOSED)

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This daylong trip to The Hague's innovation district will explore how placemaking can cultivate new cross-sector relationships.

How can a city, with an increasingly diversified economy, use place to cultivate new relationships across sectors as different as justice and information technology? The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, has ambitions to create an innovation district within its core. Innovation districts are where anchor institutions, companies cluster and connect with start ups and others to and magnify innovation output that can be commercialized for the market.

Given the Hague’s specialisation in governance, peace and justice along with emerging clusters in cybersecurity and IT, participants in this session will tour a part of the emerging innovation district, talk with people from various economic disciplines, and discuss how public places can facilitate connections between very different kinds of thinkers. Julie Wagner will introduce research on innovation districts and the centrality of place- and people-led strategies.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

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Hans Karssenberg

Partner / Board Member, STIPO / Placemaking Europe
Hans Karssenberg (1970) is founding partner of STIPO, an interdisciplinary team for better cities. He leads complex urban area development towards human scale, great public space, mixed use, sustainable and inclusive quality, always in close co-creation with all stakeholders. He is... Read More →
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Wouter Jan Verheul

Research Fellow & Lecturer, TU Delft
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Julie Wagner

Nonresident Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Julie Wagner is a nonresident senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, for which she co-authored the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New... Read More →

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Erik Pasveer

Head of Urban Planning, Municipality of the Hague
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Peter Pol

Program Manager, Strateeg Central Innovation District The Hague Company NameGemeente Den Haag

Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands