City of the Future

Berkers, M. (Ed.), de Boer, J. J. (Ed.), Hinterleitner, J. (Ed.), Gerretsen, P. (Ed.), Linssen, R. (Ed.), Harteveld, M. G. A. D., Cavallo, R., Hooimeijer, F. L., Buitenlaar, E., van de Wouden, R., Daamen, T. A., & van der Linden, H. J. (2019). Stad van de Toekomst: Tien ontwerpvisies voor vijf locaties, verbeelding voor een vierkante kilometer stad. Blauwdruk.

The design study The City of the Future addresses the major challenges that our cities are facing. Ten teams of professionals from a broad range of disciplines conducted research by design into a square kilometre of one of the five largest cities in the Netherlands – Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and Eindhoven.

Their outcome is inspiring visualization and concrete prospects for action suggest ways in which the major transitions of our time can play out in our cities. They show a city of the future thet is climate-proof, energy-, and mobility-smart, thet stimulates encounter and is a pleasant place to live and work for everyone.

‘The City of the Future: Ten Design Strategies for Five Locations’ presents the results of the study in word and images. The work of teams is accompanied by articles and interviews with those involved in The City of the Future project. It is supplemented with work by students from Delft University of Technology. The study shows the city of the future through the eyes of designers and offers challenging views that we can start working with today.