Maarten Hajer is the Director-General of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, and has been appointed Chief Curator of IABR–2016, the 7th edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
Hajer feels that we need to get rid of the modernist paradigm and reinvent urbanism for the 21st century. "We don't need smart cities, we need smart urbanism. That is truly the challenge that can make and determine the economy of the 21st century."
THE CHALLENGE OF THE CENTURY is one in a series of short videos commissioned by the IABR for its sixth edition, IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– (iabr.nl)
Director: Alexander Oey
Producer: George Brugmans
© iabr/UP, 2014