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Empowering Cities and Citizens
The Empowering Cities and Citizens conference on 6-7 November 2018 was part of the 105-year anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam, and marked the first year of activity for the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC).
Over 350 participants and 50 speakers from academia, local governments and other Dutch and international institutions got together to discuss how cities and communities learn and co-create knowledge, in order to meet current needs in cities.
Vital Cities and Citizens researcher Dr. Amanda Brandellero received NWO-vidi
Brandellero will receive 800.000 euros for her research proposal: Crafting future urban economies?
Cities across the world are looking for ways to make their economies more circular, and localised production is seen as key to this process. Brandellero will comparatively examine how making locally is articulated and valued, in order to understand its potential role in sustainable urban futures.
- Erasmus University Rotterdam and the municipality of Rotterdam encourage positive behavior of citizens
Interview with Timeless Grant winner dr. Jasper Eshuis.
Interview with Professor Peter Knorringa, Scientific Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa
Empowering Cities and Citizens – a report.
Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller (University of Manchester) about migration and citymakers.
Are entrepreneurs able to create their own opportunities and prevent risks that could hurt their business? PhD candidate Dewi Kanters believes they can.
Business students Sofia Ali en Tania Bhulai are the founders of Diandre: a foundation to help refugee-students and refugee-entrepreneurs.
Some university students start giving back to society during or right after their study. Minguel Baker is one of them.