Sustainable Urban Design Summit 2022

Madison Building, Detroit and online | 13th of October 2022

Sustainability industry leaders from Detroit, across the Midwest, the greater U.S. and the Netherlands will gather at the 2022 Sustainable Urban Design Summit. They will engage in a conversation to develop creative solutions through a global, yet hyperlocal program focused on Sustainable Urban Planning, the Circular Economy, Climate and the City, Smart City, and more.

The event is carried out by Detroitisit, in partnership with The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Chicago, and Dutch Design Week. By bringing together more than 30 speakers, the event is envisioned as a bridge builder to grow the best solutions for long-term partnerships and opportunities between the two geographies

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About the Program

The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in the world that is moving towards sustainable urban design. It has focused on the reusability of products, minimizing wasted energy and resources, building climate-neutral buildings, and adopting smart transportation practices. Meanwhile, Detroit is a city in transition, with development looming large and equitable investments and community building sitting centre stage.

With this background, attendees of the summit will learn how Detroit and Dutch projects are developing good sustainable urban planning and design, which are necessary to help improve the welfare of people by shaping neighbourhoods into healthier and more efficient spaces.

Ruben Dubelaar, Advisor Internal Strategy of Holland Circular Hotspot, will be one of the speakers in a session themed “Circular Economy, New Manufacturing Models, and the Impact of Design”.