Sustainable city concepts

Thu 30 November 2017 - 19:45 to 23:00

Sustainable city concepts

Science Café Wageningen:
Thursday November 30th
19.45: Live muziek: Troubagroove
20.15: Science: Prof. dr. ir. Huub Rijnaarts & Prof. dr. ir. Arjan van Timmeren
Free Entrance

Even though cities take up less than three percent of the land, more than half of the world’s population lives in a city and more than two-thirds of global emissions are generated in metropolitan areas. These regions face diverse challenges related to climate change, mobility, transportation of goods and waste, food security, and public health. To overcome them, new solutions are needed that change the way we create, use, and experience our cities. In this Science Café, we take a look at the concepts and technologies that will shape the cities of the future, and discuss their effects on our world, our society, and our life. What will be our road to the future? Prof. dr. ir. Huub Rijnaarts from Wageningen University and prof. dr. ir. Arjan van Timmeren from TU Delft will introduce us to the diverse city concepts currently discussed and studied, and will dive into the role of technology in sustainable cities. The evening will be moderated by Jelle de Gruyter.

Prof. dr. ir. Huub Rijnaarts is professor in Environment and Water Technology at the sub-department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen University. His research interests are in water technology, resource recovery and creating resilient cities.

Prof. dr. ir. Arjan van Timmeren is professor of Environmental Technology & Design at the department of Urbanism at TU Delft and scientific director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). He is a specialist in sustainable technology and area development.