Hacking the American City: Grassroots Citymaking from the NL to the US

Oct 30 at 5–6:30pm
Organized by One Architecture & Urbanism
Since 2012, a Dutch research collaborative called The Hackable City has been exploring ways to democratize the process of city-making around the world. Comprised primarily of design firm One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE), The Mobile City, and a number of Dutch universities, the collective has been particularly active in a remediated brownfield in Amsterdam-Noord, Buiksloterham. In Buiksloterham, designers and planners have piloted the idea of a zero-waste 'circular economy' where residents play a direct role in the design of private and public space.
In this session, panelists representing a range of expertise will discuss the potentials of The Hackable City's approach of socially-driven smart cities in the United States as a way to deal with the simultaneous challenges of equity and climate change.
In conversation:
Matthijs Bouw | Founding Principal, One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE)
Liz Barry | Co-Founder, Public Lab
Anthony Townsend | Author, "Smart Cities"
Lisa Bloodgood | Director of Advocacy and Innovation, Newtown Creek Alliance
Sponsored by and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
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