WeMakeTheCity 2019: Imagining inclusive and thriving cities
By Catherine van Rijswijck, 17 July, 2019
The city of Amsterdam has been growing at a rapid pace and is often portrayed as an urban success story. However, attracting migrants, investors, businesses as well as tourists means that this extraordinary growth brings with it certain drawbacks. Housing unaffordability as well as crowded cycling lanes, streets and public spaces take their toll on the quality of life in the city. Yet the Dutch capital is not alone because globalization, migration, climate change and digitalisation are interrelated challenges that all metropolitan areas face.