Symposium 'Making Cities = Making Regions: Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Area'

Location: Netherlands Architecture Institute (auditorium), Rotterdam

Cities and metropolitan regions are becoming ever-more powerful agents for social and economic growth, and hold the potential for truly sustainable living. All the more reason for 24 cities in the Rotterdam -The Hague region to intensify their collaboration.

The Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Area will officially launch on 1 January 2013. Looking forward to the inauguration, there is no better time to discuss what being a metropolitan region means for the municipalities involved, for the province and for the national government. During the debate on Friday 27 April, the Metropolitan Region of The Hague Rotterdam will be discussed in comparison with other metropolitan regions. 

Time: 13.00 – 18.00 hrs
Language: Dutch
Admission: Free
Booking required via: atelier.stad@minienm.nl


Ries van der Wouden (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, PBL)
Frank van Oort (University of Utrecht)
Kristiaan Borret (City Architect Antwerpen)
Jaap Modder (Chair of the board of Knooppunt Arnhem Nijmegen)
Jens Aerts (BUUR)

Joost Schrijnen


‘Making Cities = Making Regions’ is organized by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, in association with the IABR and the Rotterdam The Hague Metropolitan Region.

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) is the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the fields of environment, nature, and spatial planning. While organizationally part of the Dutch government, the agency is autonomous in its operations and methodology.