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Wednesday, October 11 • 08:30 - 18:00
City Expedition to Almere: The Heart of a New Town (SIGN UP CLOSED)

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This daylong trip to Almere will explore how this New Town is attempting to strengthen the heart of the city, and bring itself to the next level.

Almere is the Netherlands’ youngest city. It’s a new, planned town that has only existed for forty-one years. It is one of the top ten largest cities in the Netherlands with a population of over 200,000 inhabitants. The city center (Almere Centrum), with its novel and striking architecture, never fails to wow unsuspecting first-time visitors.

Each year, approximately 10 million people from Almere, and an increasing number of regional visitors, visit the city center due to its comprehensive facilities, the modern atmosphere, the easy access, and special events. The goal is for Almere Centum to become the beating heart for residents and visitors from the city and the region. But there are many challenges in Almere, as well as many assets.

How can we create better squares that strengthen both the built and natural environment? How can we make the most of this fast-growing city?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

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Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →

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Marijke Kuijpers

Labor Market Advisor, City of Almere

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