Dirk van der Ven
Speaker: Dirk van der Ven – Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer
The future of cities – Example from the city of Heerlen
We believe that the battle for a sustainable future will be won or lost in our cities. And we know that solving our world’s biggest challenges is possible and affordable, if and when we work together. A good example is the redevelopment of the 50.000 m2 CBS building (Central Buro for Statistics) in Heerlen. After sitting empty for almost 7 years it is now hosting a vibrant and lively community of almost 130 companies and organisations, providing a workspace for more then 800 people, and the location of a 1 megawatt solar power carpark.