Arcadis: Shelter Urban Thinkers Challenge' book

Arcadis: Shelter Urban Thinkers Challenge' book

The Shelter Urban Thinkers Challenge’ book shows the outcome of a global Urban Thinkers challenge, which Arcadis held to celebrate Urban October. Arcadis people from all over the world had the chance to share their innovative ideas to improve quality of life in our future cities. How will the next generation live and get around?

The book includes many innovative ideas, including agriculture towers, creative reuse of buildings, floating cities, solar pavements and vertical living. Moreover it gives a background on the importance to create resilient, mobile, and regenerative future cities.

Over a 24-hour period on 28 October 2015, workshops were held in Arcadis office in 13 cities around the world - New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Rotterdam, Berlin, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Dubai and Sao Paulo.  Hundreds of people from all areas of the business shared ideas, expertise and urban solutions for future cities - our future cities. The sessions focused on three themes that make every city livable, competitive, and sustainable: resilience, mobility and regeneration.  Moreover, Arcadis employees shared their ideas online. For an impression of the challenge, click here

The challenge is part of the Shelter program, the Arcadis partnership with UN-Habitat, aimed at a common goal: to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.  

Bert Smolders, Shelter program manager, said: “The outcome of the Urban Thinkers Challenge was impressive, it was great to see the vast amount of innovative ideas that came up in 24 hours. Our aim with this book, as partner of UN-Habitat, is to support the debate for the Habitat III conference in Quito in October 2016 and to increase awareness about the importance of sustainable cities.”

Article by ''Dianne Potters, Arcadis''

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