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Erasmus Alumni Portrait: Berend van Zanten

If you want to make the world a better place, why not start in your own hometown? Those were Berend van Zanten's thoughts. During and after his studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam he works on a variety of initiatives, projects and campaigns to make Rotterdam a bit better.

Erasmus Alumni Portrait - Berend van Zanten

Showing people how beautiful the world really is, and showing them how poorly we treat it: that's the bottom-line of most of Berend's work. In this video he shows us around some of his projects. He explains why he holds the world record for longest facade-garden, and he transforms the roof of parking garage Apcoa Westblaak to a temporary urban park.

We also had some coffee at Man Met Bril Koffie at the Central Station, where Berend tells us more about his newest project. Check out the video for the full portrait.

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