Organising meetings is familiar territory for the Koninklijke Vereniging Stadswerk Nederland. But the Future Green City World Congress, to be held in Utrecht from 23 to 26 September 2024, is of a different order. It is aiming at 3,000 participants from all over the world. Why are we doing this and what can we expect? Stadswerk chairman Gerdo van Grootheest talks about it.
Tag: <span>parks and health</span>
How would our cities change if we replaced most of our roads with parks? This week on podparks, we are advocating for green networks, which are webs of parks and corridors and walkways that allow people to navigate the city through green public spaces.
If, during the 20th century, the aim in cities was to make space for private vehicles, one of the challenges of the 21st century is to correct that self-destructive trend. The proximity city, also known as a walkable city, emerged as an essential town-planning tool to improve residents' quality of life and reduce their impact.