Keynote Speaker: David Evers

Dr. David Evers is senior researcher at the Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving within the sector Spatial Planning and Quality of the Local Environment. David will give a keynote on his vision on changing inner cities.

Dutch inner cities have been dealing with increasing vacancy the past few years. Which created a fear of ‘doughnut cities’: cities with an empty core where nobody lives or works. After doing research, together with Joost Tennekes and Frank van Dongen, David concludes that there is a transition going on in inner cities, where the character of inner cities changes: offices and shops transform into housing and restaurants. In his keynote, David will talk about this transition of his research “De Veerkrachtige Binnenstad”, the concerns and the role of the government..