Designing and Innovating Urban Environments

Wednesday, Sep 5
15:00 — 16:30
Access with wristband

Designing and Innovating Urban Environments

Cities, Energy,

Meetups are co-created events: Hosted and curated by amazing organizers from diverse tech communities; brought to you by Techfestival – open to all curious minds!

NB: Capacities are limited. Please RSVP to register, and arrive in good time to secure your spot!

Cities of today are faced with numerous challenges: social exclusion, gentrification, provision of affordable housing, and climate change just to name a few. With technology emerging as an efficient tool for designing cities, a new range of innovative solutions to those urban challenges has become possible – and the best of such solutions put people first. At this Meetup, we would like to invite anybody interested in solving urbanization-related challenges. Come and join the discussion of how best to use design tools, methods, and thinking for creating a true element of value for the people living in cities.


Your host and speakers

Kirsten van Dam is Project Manager at the Service Design Lab in Aalborg University, coordinating the Designscapes project as well as researching topics of service design, Design-Enabled Innovation, value-creation, co-creation in the urban context. As a trained designer from the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, the last 10 years she has been focused on future thinking, strategy, design and innovation working globally for her own design consultancy ‘Out Of Office’.


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