How to plot your path?

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Are you aspiring to be working as an urban designer? Join the dialogue on [y]our urban design future with Urbis and Urban Synergy, which will take place as part of the Month of Urban Design.

These Dutch agencies boast a diverse portfolio, providing a unique outlook on the evolution of the urban designer’s role over the past 35 and 15 years respectively. Examining the influence of societal, economic, and design process changes, this alternative narrative diverges from the traditional teachings found in Dutch history books. Following two brief pitches, we navigate through your reflection and vision for the future: What valuable insights does this reflection provide for understanding the current complexity and future of urban design? What are your key takeaways? What is your viewpoint?

Lunch Lectures
12:30-12:50: The Urbis Timeline, by Petra Sala
12:50-13:10: The Urban Synergy Timeline, by Laura de Bonth
12:10-13:30: Q&A

Follow-up Workshop with Practitioners
13:45-14:00: Identify main presentation themes and reflect briefly.
14:00-14:30: Envision future themes and anticipate challenges.
14:30-15:00: Outline a 2050 timeline considering challenges and clients.
15:00-15:30: Present and self-reflect on your future job.

This activity is organized by Maurice Harteveld in collaboration with Urbis and Urban Synergy.
Period17 Nov 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDelft, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • urban design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Development
  • Urbanisation and development
  • urbanisation and politics
  • urbanism
  • practice
  • students
  • design process
  • public policy
  • societal challenges
  • economic activity
  • public space
  • Public Space
  • history