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Wednesday, October 11 • 08:30 - 18:00
City Expedition to Utrecht: Healthy Urban Living (SIGN UP CLOSED)

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This daylong trip to Utrecht focuses on how a fast-growing city like Utrecht can maintain its human scale, healthy lifestyle, and resilience.

Utrecht is a vibrant city in the middle of the Netherlands. Its city centre is small enough to explore on foot, but at the same time large enough to enjoy world-class festivals, trendy shops, and interesting museums for days on end. The historic city centre features many buildings and structures from the Early Middle Ages. Just as the Netherlands as a whole, the city of Utrecht is coping with a variety of challenges, such as how to handle densification, an aging population, and the associated healthcare costs of that population. These intertwined trends have put a spotlight on preventative approaches to health, rather than treating illness after the fact.

These issues come to a head in a few specific places around Utrecht, the large new extension of Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, which is in search of cultural development, to the rapid development near the central train station, where big new developments struggle to produce a successful city at eye level, to less privileged areas facing serious social issues. Local placemakers hope that input on these different areas can all contribute to a healthier, more resilient city.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

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Martine Sluijs

Director & Owner, PIP & Partners

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Wim Beelen

Founder and Owner, Beelen
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Marianne Lensink

Director of Care, Health Insurers Netherlands
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Rita van der Meulen

Senior Advisor: Healthy urbanization, City of Utrecht
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Trudie Timmerman

CEO, LED Factory

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