Picture by Manon Walin

In the city of the 21st century, urban transformation processes are being developed in an increasingly bottom-up way while new stakeholders are integrated to urban decision-making. Therefore, we can ask the following question: Who has the right to govern the city?

In order to address this question, the students of the Research Master in Urban studies at the University of Amsterdam are launching their symposium called the Open City; this symposium is constituted by a conference on June 7th, a documentary and a blog series. All these will attempt to give a voice to a diversity of actors, citizens and academics about the topic of city governance and its challenges.

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