Lecture: The healthy neighbourhood

10 september 2018 12:45 t/m 13:45 - Locatie: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room C - Door: Communication BK

On 10 September, Luc Willekens (BK Bouwkunde) gives a lecture on ‘The healthy neighbourhood’. This lecture is part of the lecture series and minor ‘Neighbourhood of the future’.

Urban planners have to introduce and design sustainable urban interventions, creating future proof neighbourhoods within the framework of a green/blue city. Climate change has become a visible problem in the urban environment of the Netherlands. Cities cope with heavy rainfall in short periods of time and heat stress occurs more often, even leading to more casualties. At the same time, large parts of some existing neighbourhoods are falling into decay. Residents with high incomes move out, leaving the disadvantaged behind. The social structure of the neighbourhood becomes fragile.

This lecture series focusses on one central question: What should a sustainable, smart and healthy neighbourhood look like?