1. This is the on line version of the large-scale animation '2050 – An Energetic Odyssey', one of the highlights of IABR–2016–THE NEXT ECONOMY.
    2050 – An Energetic Odyssey is an installation comprising a 12-minute animation that provides answers to the seemingly simple question: ‘If we take the two-degree climate target seriously, what should we do?’
    The Odyssey focuses on the North Sea. The highlight of the plan are 25,000 10MW wind turbines that will be able to meet about 90 percent of the energy demand of the North Sea countries by 2050.
    The animation is a meticulous visualization of a possible future: step by step, it takes the audience to 2050, explains what has to be done and what the underlying considerations are, addresses energy saving and decentralized energy production and describes the impact on employment and on the ecology of the North Sea. The logistics of this mega operation are extensively discussed as well.
    The collaborative production process, the presentations of interim results and the exhibition and debate during IABR–2016 have forged a consortium of actors in which offshore builders, a wind turbine manufacturer, ports and power companies, several Ministries, nature NGOs, marine ecologists, and designers have jointly reached the conclusion that yes, it can be done.
    In the context of the Dutch EU Presidency, the Directors-General for Energy and subsequently the informal council of EU countries’ Energy Ministers have previewed the Odyssey. The Ministers not only watched the installation, but were also inspired: the press release following the regional partnership agreement of the North Sea countries that was established during the Dutch presidency states that ‘it helped that we could show our colleagues how the operation would work’.

    More information on the website of the IABR, iabr.nl
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    2050–An Energetic Odyssey was produced by IABR in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Oord, Shell, TenneT, Zeeland Seaports, European Climate Foundation, Natuur & Milieu, RWE, Port of Rotterdam Authority and Port of Amsterdam.

    Concept: Maarten Hajer and Dirk Sijmons (lead designer)

    Research by design and animation by H+N+S Landscape Architects, Ecofys and Tungsten Pro

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  2. The installation 2050 – An Energetic Odyssey was one of the highlights of IABR–2016. The press paid tribute to the strong ambitions of the project that explored, through research by design, the potential of large-scale production of wind power on the North Sea. And there was general praise for the way the visualization of the results conjured up a possible and viable future. For months, the buzz around the installation at IABR–2016, where public and private parties – companies, nature organizations, knowledge institutes, academia and governments – got together, was: ‘It’s possible!’ The installation bridged the gap between urgency and intentions, and concrete action.
    One of the clients, the Dutch Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs, showed the installation to his European colleague-minsters in the context of the Dutch EU presidency. The Minister told the press that 2050, given its convincing imagination of what is possible, helped him establish a regional partnership agreement between North Sea countries that want to get the production of wind power underway as soon as possible.

    On tour
    Now that the Biennale in Rotterdam is over, many parties have expressed interest in presenting the installation elsewhere and to initiate further debate: Lessons learned, now what are the next steps?
    That is why 2050 will go on tour. Interested parties in the Netherlands are requested to contact H+N+S Landscape Architects at info@hnsland.nl. For exhibitions and presentations outside the Netherlands, please contact the IABR at 2050@iabr.nl.

    Produced by IABR in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Oord, Shell, TenneT, Zeeland Seaports, European Climate Foundation, Natuur & Milieu, RWE, Port of Rotterdam Authority and Port of Amsterdam.
    Concept: Maarten Hajer and Dirk Sijmons
    Research by design and animation by H+N+S Landscape Architects, Ecofys and Tungsten Pro

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  3. Oliver Wainwright: Sell-Out Cities – How London was trampled by developers

    In this NEXT TALK that took place during IABR‒2016‒THE NEXT ECONOMY on 17 June 2016, Oliver Wainwright unpicked the forces that are making the city a meaner and more divided place, as public assets are relentlessly sold off and entire council estates flattened to make room for silos of luxury safe-deposit boxes in the sky. Across the city, policies are continually flouted, affordable housing quotas waived, height limits breached and the interests of residents endlessly trampled, as our streets are bullied by ever more bloated developments. From the slippery spreadsheets of “viability assessments” to the exploitation of planning loopholes, Wainwright shed a light on the darker sides of how the city gets made – and asked what alternatives we might offer.

    "London has sold out. Across the capital, property developers are transforming entire swaths of the city into exclusive private enclaves, where homes are conceived not as places to live but as assets for unbridled financial speculation. As the state has progressively retreated, and council housing has become all but extinct, the provision of affordable housing has fallen on the market to deliver – a challenge it is clearly incapable of meeting. In the last decade alone, London has lost 8,000 social rented homes. In two years' time, there will be a million fewer affordable homes across the country than there were in 1980, while the population will have increased by seven million in the same period. At the same time, the planning system has been utterly bulldozed: once predicted on ensuring the best use of land, it has become a system solely about safeguarding the profits of developers."

    Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian. He was trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, and worked in a number of practices – including OMA in Rotterdam and muf in London – and on strategic planning issues at the Architecture and Urbanism Unit of the Greater London Authority, under Richard Rogers and Ken Livingstone. He has written extensively on architecture and design for a wide range of international publications, from Building Design and the Architects' Journal, to Icon, Domus and De Architect. He has been a judge for international architectural awards, for the RIBA and AAI, served as curatorial advisor to the Architecture Foundation, and is a regular visiting critic and lecturer at a number of architecture schools.

    NEXT TALKS were part of the WHAT’S NEXT?-program of IABR‒2016‒THE NEXT ECONOMY. Radical and provocative ideas for the future of the city were given a platform. International speakers were invited to stimulate and intensify the debate about the Next Economy. Podcasts of NEXT TALKS can be found on the IABR Soundcloud.

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  4. New Coalitions for the Healthy City is one of three videos in which IABR–Atelier Utrecht has interviewed local stakeholders on the Healthy City. In this video Jet van Zwieten (initiator at the Vechtclub XL) and Emilie Vlieger (location Marketer at Meer Merwede) talk about their experiences with healthy city making. Both are actively involved in developing the Merwede Canal Zone together with small scale local initiatives and large scale investors and developers.

    Director: Roel van Tour
    Produced by iabr/UP
    © IABR, 2016

    IABR–Atelier Utrecht
    The population of Utrecht is among the healthiest in the Netherlands. There are, however, marked differences inside the city. Utrecht is doing its best to address such persistent differences in health and life expectancy, but has to operate in a force field that is in full transition. The national government is delegating care tasks to municipalities. The consolidating health economy is passing into the hands of a few large parties that add little local value. To examine how health and urban development issues can be coupled, the IABR–Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City investigated what innovative spatial development strategies can contribute to the creation of an inclusive, healthy city that prioritizes solidarity between different generations, cultures, and income groups. Atelier Utrecht focused on both spatial and programmatic transformations in the city as related to health and well-being, and on changes in the funding of health care. Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City provides insights that can also inspire other cities in the Netherlands and abroad.

    IABR–Atelier Utrecht is a collaboration of the IABR and the Municipality of Utrecht. The atelier master is Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels). The design research has been executed by the Belgian offices Architecture Workroom Brussels and De Smet Vermeulen Architects, and MUST Urbanism from Holland.

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  5. Socially Responsible Investment Strategies for the Healthy City is one of three videos in which IABR–Atelier Utrecht has interviewed local stakeholders on the Healthy City. In this video Magreet Melman (project manager at Care & Culture) and Gert Beffers (social broker at Wijk&Co) talk about their experiences with healthy city making. Both set up cultural projects to involve the participation of inhabitants in the development of projects on the neighborhood level, stimulating the interaction between different groups of people. When needed, they support local initiatives by presenting them to a larger audience and potential investors.

    Director: Roel van Tour
    Produced by iabr/UP
    © IABR, 2016

    IABR–Atelier Utrecht
    The population of Utrecht is among the healthiest in the Netherlands. There are, however, marked differences inside the city. Utrecht is doing its best to address such persistent differences in health and life expectancy, but has to operate in a force field that is in full transition. The national government is delegating care tasks to municipalities. The consolidating health economy is passing into the hands of a few large parties that add little local value. To examine how health and urban development issues can be coupled, the IABR–Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City investigated what innovative spatial development strategies can contribute to the creation of an inclusive, healthy city that prioritizes solidarity between different generations, cultures, and income groups. Atelier Utrecht focused on both spatial and programmatic transformations in the city as related to health and well-being, and on changes in the funding of health care. Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City provides insights that can also inspire other cities in the Netherlands and abroad.

    IABR–Atelier Utrecht is a collaboration of the IABR and the Municipality of Utrecht. The atelier master is Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom Brussels). The design research has been executed by the Belgian offices Architecture Workroom Brussels and De Smet Vermeulen Architects, and MUST Urbanism from Holland.

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