Workshop on metropolisation with local policy-makers


On Friday the 10th of March 2017, I organised a workshop for employees of the municipalities that constitute the Metropoolregio Rotterdam – Den Haag. We discussed several issues, such as ‘what is a metropolis?’, ‘what is metropolisation?’ (metropoolvorming in Dutch), ‘what are the advantages and disadvantages of metropolisation?’, and ‘how can one foster a process of metropolisation?’, for which I drew parallels with processes of metropolisation in polycentric metropolitan areas all over the world.


We ended with a pubquiz that explored what these civil servants actually know about their Metropoolregio. The best team scores 6 out of 10, not bad and a lot of fun!