At the kick-off meeting on April 28, The Hague presented transition challenges as well as a special magazine on the Central Innovation District (CID). This meeting was the start of a series of discussions and gaming sessions with a focus on these challenges, while playing the CID board game at The Hague IABR-table.The results of all these sessions have been collected and stayed on the table to be presented on June 7. In this way, the table becomes a living lab to help shape the future of the city and its position as International City of Peace & Justice in connection with the knowledge-based Next Economy.
The transition challenges are the result of global trends and call for unconventional responses for The Hague to keep the city socially and economically vital. In the economic field, the city is in a transition from national services city to international city of knowledge. The Hague uses the IABR to share views on this transition with many stakeholders. The CID plays a key role in the future of The Hague and at higher scale for the metropolitan region (MRDH) and Randstad area. The CID is a strategically located area around the three central station locations that make the connection between the innercity functions (around Central Station), the business district at Beatrixkwartier (Laan van NOI) and the area of education and start-ups at Binckhorst/Laakhavens (Hollands Spoor). In the vicinity of these stations, already the most important educational institutes of The Hague are situated (such as Leiden University/Campus The Hague, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and The Hague Security Delta) and new institutes are planned. There are opportunities for further concentration of innovative and knowledge-intensive environments connected with mixed-use and high-density urban development. The CID magazine is an invitation to partners and parties to think about goals, challenges, dilemmas, opportunities and solutions.
In a broader perspective, the ambition and challenge for The Hague is, connected with the CID and other developments, to boost the position as International City of Peace & Justice and to connect it with the knowledge-based Next Economy. This will further strengthen the city's position as a global center of expertise in the field of peace, justice, safety and security and good governance. By connecting the theme of justice and peace to issues of spatial planning, knowledge is developed and shared about more sustainable and socially equitable forms of spatial planning, for which the term 'Just Urbanism' is introduced.
TUESDAY 7 JUNE
time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: IABR–2016, Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Registration by email: firstname.lastname@example.org