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World Transformation Session ━ 23.10.18 ━ CIRCULAR CITY HARBOURS

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CIRCULAR CITY HARBOURS
World Transformation Session on HARBOURS
in the framework of You Are Here.

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Keynotes Lectures

Nadia Casabella (1010au / Brussels), in collaboration with local entrepreneurs, carried out research in the framework of IABR-Atelier Rotterdam on how global and local flows of recycled materials can be better utilized, while offering opportunities for innovation and sustainability of the local economy and environment in the Merwe-Vierhavens (M4H). M4H is pre-eminently an area where the bridge can be struck between high-tech and low-tech, between thinking and creating, living and working. In addition, 1010au acquired knowledge on the subject of ‘city harbours’ in the research that they delivered on behalf of AG VESPA for Eilandje II: Innovative City port of Antwerp.

Marco Vermeulen (Studio Marco Vermeulen / Rotterdam) refined the concept of a 'circular mainframe' for the Dutch Climate Tables. A circular system also requires commemorating new and existing infrastructures for heat, CO2, biogas, electricity, hydrogen, biomass and other raw materials on the largest scale. By combining infrastructures in existing pipeline routes or along motorways, a spatial hull is created that will create conditions for the establishment of biochemical industry, greenhouse horticulture, businesses and possibly even for further urbanization.

Karel Van den Berghe (TUDelft / Ghent) is an academic post-doc researcher at Delft University of Technologies (NL). During his PhD research in spatial planning and urbanism at the Ghent University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, he analysed the economic Port-City Interface of Ghent and Amsterdam. His post-doc project focuses on circular regional development, with as a central research objective understanding the agency of different actors to influence the spatial agenda of Port Cities.

in a debate with
Isabelle Vries (port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Maker District)
Hans Ten Hoeve (Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations)
moderated by
Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels)moderated by

Lectures and debate will be in English.

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What is it about?

Today, we invest billions of euros in government money to strengthen our world position in the field of logistics. We are building wider locks, larger docks and huge logistics centres. With all these investments we subsidize the overseas manufacturing industry and we compete against our own local economy. The large ports of the Eurodelta are still dependent on fossil fuels. But we are at a tipping point: renewable energy and circular economy are on the rise. Time is running out. If the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Ghent-Terneuzen and Amsterdam jointly decide to make the switch to a circular system, they will hold the key to the gate of Europe. That transition will be felt by the residents of the cities themselves. The 'city ports' are the nurseries for the circular economy in the future. The search for how residential and port areas can exist together is raging.

Nadia Casabella (1010au / Brussels), in collaboration with local entrepreneurs, carried out research in the framework of IABR-Atelier Rotterdam on how global and local flows of recycled materials can be better utilized, while offering opportunities for innovation and sustainability of the local economy and environment in the Merwe-Vierhavens (M4H). M4H is pre-eminently an area where the bridge can be struck between high-tech and low-tech, between thinking and creating, living and working. In addition, 1010au acquired knowledge on the subject of ‘city harbours’ in the research that they delivered on behalf of AG VESPA for Eilandje II: Innovative City port of Antwerp.

Marco Vermeulen (Studio Marco Vermeulen / Rotterdam) refined the concept of a 'circular mainframe' for the Dutch Climate Tables. A circular system also requires commemorating new and existing infrastructures for heat, CO2, biogas, electricity, hydrogen, biomass and other raw materials on the largest scale. By combining infrastructures in existing pipeline routes or along motorways, a spatial hull is created that will create conditions for the establishment of biochemical industry, greenhouse horticulture, businesses and possibly even for further urbanization.

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For more information on this World Transformation Session in English:

For more information on this World Transformation Session in French:

For more information on this World Transformation Session in Dutch:
http://youarehere.brussels/assets/pdfs/WTS/HARBOURS_NL.pdf

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World Transformation Sessions?

You Are Here puts twelve urgent questions on the agenda, both in exhibition and in programme: with the slogan “no transition without spatial transformation”, we ask the question what role spatial design can play in imagining and testing optimistic answers. The World Transformation Sessions is a series of twelve public debates where innovative practitioners speak up. Their presentations are followed by a conversation with other persons of interest. As such, transition thinkers, experts, spatial planners and architects are invited to the 23d floor of the WTC-I building.

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For the full programme of the World Transformation Sessions and more:


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You Are Here
WTC I -- 23rd floor
Boulevard King Albert II 28-30
1000 Brussels
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