October 17, 2020

Due to the latest Covid-19 related measures all activities in the Amstelkerk have been postponed until further notice. A tough, but necessary decision. Then again, city-making doesn’t stop here, and we’ll hopefully be able to share some exciting news with you soon.


September 22, 2020

Can you plan do-it-yourself culture? How do you design a street with the entire neighbourhood? And how do you renew a city without losing the old one? Discover how to make a city together at ‘It happens here.’.

’It happens here.’ is a 30-day long manifestation that cele...

March 8, 2018

IHS will host the opening event for the exhibition on the 19th of March, starting at 15:30.

Last year in March we held a symposium on the work of the Dutch urban planner Coen Beeker together with African Studies Centre Leiden. During the symposium we launched the public...

February 12, 2018

Since a couple of years, the Ardhi University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Hasselt (B) organise parallel studios in which Tanzanian and Belgium students work on projects in Tanzania with a positive social impact in their environment. This collaboration brings...

April 17, 2017

For the past couple of months we have been working hard to meet the deadline of ‘The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City’ seminar. Not an easy task as we wished to keep our arrangements secret from Coen Beeker, at the same time...

February 28, 2017

Seminar, Exhibition and Book Launch, 23rd March 2017, 14.00 at African Studies Centre in Leiden.

Coen Beeker is an unsung pioneer in bottom-up and participatory approach to urban planning with over 40 years of experience in Africa. During this international seminar, org...

September 28, 2016

During a lecture on Tuesday 25 October as part of the 60th Anniversary of Stadsherstel Amsterdam, the international activities of Stadsherstel will be in focus. Paul Morel will expand on the interest from abroad in Stadsherstel’s approach that combines private investme...

June 15, 2015

Ng’ambo: Tuitakayo! - The Ng’ambo we want! - was shaped as ambitious and innovative project back in 2012 by the Department of Urban and Rural Planning in collaboration with UNESCO, the City of Amsterdam and AAmatters, with the aim to find support through an European De...

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