Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting
Since 2014, about 50 CityLabs (Stadslabs), have been mobilized in Dutch cities by the Creatieve Industries Fund-NL. Bringing design and co-creation for formulating socially and environmentally inclusive strategies, until 2020, Dutch cities will continue the movement under a national program ‘Anders Werken aan de Stad, Dorp en Land’ (different approach on city, village and country). This program has a focus on local governments and concentrates on the co-creative approach on ‘City Making’. Local governments build up a CityLab together with designers, all the possible stakeholders and citizens and work in a co-creative process to solve the problems on current spatial and social issues in their own municipality. As Stadslabs mature and develop new forms of co-creation processes, similar spaces for local action are developing worldwide. They are becoming an integral part of official single handed planning we know from the last century. What could become the impact of CityLabs? Could they become a worldwide movement? Where do Stadslabs stand within the international context? What are potential roles of a CityLab in diverse political regimes? With guests from Turkey we focus on the case of Mersin CityLab in the forming while looking into the future of CityLabs in the second decade of 21st century.