An explorative workshop into the relationships between infrastructure and culture in the city. Organized bij Next Generation Infrastructures, on October 3rd 2018 in Leeuwarden.
During the Week of Infrastructure in Leeuwarden, the 2018 Cultural Capital of Europe, Next Generation Infrastructures is organizing a workshop to explore the relationships between infrastructure and culture in the city. The city is a complex system that manifests itself in many dimensions, including the techno-physical, economic, social, and cultural dimensions. Whereas infrastructure practitioners are familiar with the techno-economic characteristics of infrastructure in the city, citizens and their municipal governments may be more concerned about the socio-cultural impacts of infrastructure in the city. Cities and their environment were to a large extent shaped by historic infrastructure investment decisions, culminating in a lot of cultural heritage that we cherish today. There are many more examples of how infrastructure and culture interact in the city. Identifying these interactions will enrich our view of infrastructure and help infrastructure practitioners and local policy makers to shape the future of the city for the wellbeing of its citizens.
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Heftige stormen, hevige regen, een heuse hittegolf met temperaturen tot 38 graden. We hebben het allemaal meegemaakt in 2018 en het jaar is nog niet voorbij. Hoe houden we de infrastructuur overeind bij klimaatverandering? Een vraag waarop iedere infrabeheerder een antwoord wil vinden. Het artikel in NGinfraMagazine is misschien wel actueler en urgenter dan we denken.
Infrastructure - the design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure - is about creating value. Creating value for society. Infrastructure is not a goal in itself. The fact that we, as infrastructure providers, are used to expressing our goals in terms of infrastructure projects, is distracting us from what infrastructure is about. Infrastructure is not only about asphalt, railroads, pipelines, harbours and airports. Infrastructure enables people to move around, to reach their work, to visit family and friends, to recreate and enjoy their environment, and it is about enabling companies to move their goods to customers. Therefore infrastructure is a comprehensive concept, that requires a multi-scale approach, with an integrated perspective that includes all modes of usage, and that acknowledges not only the economic value of mobility, but also its social value and its wider effects on the environment.
Op 3 oktober organiseert NGinfra een internationale workshop om de relatie tussen infrastructuur en cultuur in de stedelijke omgeving te onderzoeken. De workshop vindt plaats tijdens de Infraweek Fryslân, in Leeuwarden, culturele hoofdstad van Europa in 2018. Speciaal aanbevolen voor trainees en jong professionals in de infra-sector of affiniteit daarmee. Meld je nu aan!