- BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! has won the 2023 World Landscape Award (WLA) - Award of Excellence in the Concept – Analysis & Planning category. We are grateful and honoured! (24.05.2023).
UPCOMING EVENTS ✨
- BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! will be presented at the International Symposium of Landscape Istanbul Fair 2023 (LIF 2023).
- Onder het Maaiveld trailer. The movie premièred on December 10th at the Eye Filmmuseum and was released in cinemas on March 2nd, 2023. More info about Onder het Maaiveld here.
- Onder het Maaiveld Junior trailer. Out in 60 cinemas and movie theatres in The Netherlands.
- BiodiverCITY book presentation [in Dutch] at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, which took place in September 2021.
- Metropolitan Mobility Podcast [in Dutch], interview with Joyce van den Berg by Geert Kloppenburg & Alexander van Altena, in preparation for the documentary 'De Stad van de Toekomst'.
- The Voice of Urban Nature podcast, recorded as part of the exhibition in the Amsterdam-Almere pavilion at the Floriade Expo 2022.
- Hier gebeurt het. Ondergronds podcast [in Dutch], recorded in June 2021 during Hier gebeurt het event .
Flexible city - Solutions for a Circular and Climate Adaptive Europe. Book presentation, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. (30.10.2023)
Night and Day of the City (in Dutch: Nacht en Dag van de Stad) in Arnhem. (08/09.10.2023)
Premiere of urban mobility documentary 'De Stad van de Toekomst' with panel of filmmakers and interviewees in Pakhuis de Zwijger. (21.09.2023)
Viewing for municipal colleagues of the soil documentary "Onder het Maaiveld" at Kriterion, Routerstraat 170 Amsterdam. (07.06.2023)
Presentation at the Municipality of Dordrecht. (07.06.2023)
Presentation on the Integrale Ontwerpmethode Openbare Ruimte and its concrete implementation in Rotterdam, by Joyce van den Berg and Richard Ruijtenbeek during the ConsulTable meeting at JC Arena Amsterdam. More information over the ConsulTable and its members via www.consultable.nl. (12.05.2023)
Viewing for municipal colleagues of the soil documentary "Onder het Maaiveld" at Kriterion, Routerstraat 170 Amsterdam. (08.05.2023)
Viewing for municipal colleagues of the soil documentary "Onder het Maaiveld" at Kriterion, Routerstraat 170 Amsterdam. (12.04.2023)
As part of the City Deal Public Space, the IOOR contributed to the National Congres for the Maintenance and Development of Public Space 2023 (30.03.2023)
Presentation "Designing the city for the future: Integral Design Method Open Space" at the Splendor artist center, during the visit of the Singapore director's delegation. As part of a leadership training course from the Singapore government, a group of officials from Singapore came to the Netherlands for a study trip. The overarching theme is "Leadership in Public Services to Citizens". (30.03.2023)
Participation to the Kick-off City Net Zero event set up and supervised by the Building Transformation Lectorate of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Bureau BURA. (21.03.2023)
Lecture over the Integral design Method Public Space for Utrecht University. (20.03.2023)
The first edition of the Academic Workshop Soil will take place as part of the "Doeners en Doorbrekers" (Doers & Pioneers) program of ARTIS' Groote Museum. (23.02.2023)
Presentation at the invitation of Shibaura House about waterfront development, sharing the Amsterdam experience for the Japanese city of Minato. (20.02.2023)
Inspiration day Bureau Spoorbouwmeester [office for design of the railway system]. (10.02.2023)
Presentation of the Blauwe Kamer Yearbook for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in the Netherlands 2022, in which BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! is included. (10.12.2022)
Presentation for the City of Utrecht about Integral Design in Public Space. (14.11.2022)
"Transitiegesprek Wallengebied" took place as part of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) at Ferro, Rotterdam. It was a conversation about the sustainability transition in the Red Light District. (11.11.2022)
"Transitiegesprek ArenAPoort" It was a conversation about the sustainability transition in the transformation area of ArenaPoort. (08.11.2022)
Expert panel for session at DRIVE 2022 | Public Space Event. DRIVE is a Design Research & Innovation Festival during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (25.10.2022)
Floriade Expo 2022, Almere, Netherlands. As part of this International Horticultural Exhibition we participated to The Voice of Urban Nature pavilion which is the contribution of Amsterdam-Almere. The expo closed on October 9th 2022. (14.04.2022)
Lecture at the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. (07.10.2022)
Book launch of Ontwerpen vanuit de Doorsnede: de ondergrond als bouwsteen voor de toekomstbestendige stad [Designing from the Section: the underground as building block for a future proof city] took place in Antwerp. The book gathers the results of the design study Stad x Ruimte, conducted by TU Delft, COB, the Flemish Department of Environment] and the Vereniging Deltametropool. On request, IOOR contributed a long-form article about the future of public space design. (06.10.2022)
The Integrale Design Method Public Space was part of the exhibition of the Internationale Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). (22.09.2022 - 27.11.2022)
Nomination by Design Studio Mag for the Design Studio Mag Awards 2022 with the research and publishing project BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! for the “Environmental Care Award” (14.08.2022).
Panel discussion about Healthy soils for liveable cities - Towards an urban Soil Biodiversity Strategy at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2022, the biggest biannual interdisciplinary event about science and innovation in Europe. (16.07.2022)
Book launch of the Indonesian translation of the Integral Design Method Public Space, Vol. I & II, including a webinar for professionals on Dutch and Indonesian approaches to urban sustainability. The event was organised by Demy Heezen of Andi Publisher. (15.07.2022)
Kennismiddag Bouwen vanuit de Bodem: an interdisciplinary afternoon at ARCAM, full of inspiration about building from the soil up, including contributions by BiodiverCITY authors. (13.07.2022)
The Integral Design Method and the Amstel-Stad case were part of the Master program Transforming City Regions at the RWTH Aachen University. Our IOOR team members Alessandra Riccetti and Anita Sharpe were guest critics and challenged the students approach their designs more integrally! (06.2022 - 07.2022)
Hugo de Jonge, Dutch Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning, made a working visit to Amsterdam to better understand the Integral Neighbourhood Plan Public Space (IGP OR) Wallengebied and the Integral Design Method Public Space. (27.06.2022)
Presentation of the Integral Design Method for Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General Environment, of the European Commission. All presentations for Patrick Child's visit can be reviewed here. (09.06.2022)
The department of Spatial Planning and Sustainability (City of Amsterdam) was invited by the Swedish Embassy to present Amsterdam's sustainability approach to Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden during a boat trip through the city. Our Chief Design Joyce van den Berg had the honour of sharing the Integral Design Method Public Space with the Crown Princess. (07.06.2022)
Presentation for the Learning Circle on Climate Adaptation in 'Gas-Free' Neighbourhoods (in Dutch) organised by Platform 31. (01.06.2022)
Integral Design Method Public Space has won the Honour Award for Concept Analysis & Planning at the World Landscape Architecture Professional Awards 2022! (24.05.2022)
IOOR and BiodiverCITY were part the event Onderzoek in de Stad & Food for Thought [Research in the City & Food for Thought] in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This cultural evening was part of the introductory program for new council members of the City of Amsterdam. (24.05.2022)
Onder het Maaiveld Bodemdag 2022: Een levende bodem voor een gezonde stad [Soil Day 2022: A Living soil for a Healthy City] in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. (31.05.2022)
An article was written by Hans Bouwman, based on the talkshow about urban soil life we participated in, for the trade magazine Groen [Green] in its special edition on Steenbreek : "De bodem komt steeds meer op de voorgrond" [“The soil is coming more and more to the surface”] (Year 28, number 4).
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, led by researcher Michael Stech, received a grant of 1.9 million euros from the National Science Agenda, a research program of the NWO, to work with the City of Amsterdam, universities, colleges, municipalities, businesses, nature organisations and other partners to open the "black box" of hidden biodiversity in the city: the HiddenBiodiversity project. (23.03.2022)
Cyber Agora #6 Underground Urbanism (online) by ISOCARP/ITACUS (15.03.2022)
Talk show on the Restoration of Soil Life in the Netherlands (in Dutch, online) by Stichting Steenbreek (09.03.2022)
Design Workshop at Rhode Island School of Design (USA) about public space design & the soil food web for Landscape Architecture graduate students (01.03.2022)
Live cast Talk of the Town special: Sub terra, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (03.02.2022)
Webinar contribution “Indonesia New Capital: Smart City vs. Sustainable City, Making Nusantara 100% Sustainable” (24.02.2022)
Workshop for Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences, Velp. The Netherlands. (28.01.2022)
Lecture about IOOR at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. (18.01.2022)
Onder onze voeten event during the exhibition Hier gebeurt het., Amstelkerk, Amsterdam. (16.11.2021)
‘The Voice of Urban Nature’, We Make the City Green, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. (11.11.2021)
Integral Design Method Public Space (online), City of Amsterdam, Sysnesia Energi and Andi Publisher, Jakarta, Indonesia. (01.11.2021)
Exhibition, Hier gebeurt het Amstelkerk, Amsterdam. (28.10.2021 - 22.11.2021)
Book conversation, BiodiverCITY Rondetafelgesprek Arcam, Amsterdam. (19.10.2021)
Exposition, Sub terra Arcam, Amsterdam. (01.10.2021 - 06.02.2022)
Bodemdierendagen, Erop of eronder! (24.09. 2021 - 06.10.2021)
Book presentation BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil!, Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam). Watch back here! (28.09.2021)
Exhibition, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul, Korea. (01.09.2021 - 31.10.2021)
Podcast Hier gebeurt het. Ondergronds (06.2021)