Citizens, companies and research institutes worldwide have to find action perspectives concerning two major trends: urbanization and climate change. On a global level, the Netherlands play a leading role in the areas of food, water technology and energy. Through international entrepreneurship, an open and innovative economy and the natural position as ‘gateway to Europe’, the Netherlands have been able to maintain and improve this position.
Cities are the hubs of civilization, where ideas, objects, and values are traded and exchanged. Humanity thrives and flows through here. Through economic and life cycles, some will stay here and for some the journey will take them elsewhere. Urban life is shaped by these flows. Who has? Who seeks? Where do they meet? What comes next? In cities especially there is little stasis, as change is constant.