The second lunch lecture of 2016 took place on February 2nd. Tom Bergevoet presented his book ‘The Flexible City – Sustainable Solutions for a Europe in transition’.
‘In Europe, the period of great economic and demographic growth is largely over. Unlike in Latin America, Asia or Africa, the boundaries of most European cities are therefore no longer moving away, but have come to a halt. The spatial assignment of the future European city will be fundamentally different. Building new space outside the city boundaries is no longer necessary. Instead, what exists should be made sustainable. The new spatial assignment involves maintaining, restructuring, densifying or diluting the existing city.’
He outlined the current situation of the current European City and showed us different examples of solutions. Around 40 VIA members joined the lunch lecture. After the lecture there was the opportunity to buy the book.