i_beta/event 12 & 13 May 2011, Heerlen, Eutropolis
New ideas on economy_society_culture
May 12: Beta City Detroit conference
The first day of the i_beta/event will be fully devoted to one city: Detroit. A city similar to Heerlen when it comes to being in beta. Very much so, being in beta, but also very different from Heerlen in size, in governance and culture. Though parallels can be drawn, good practices and strategies extracted from the stories of a motor city. In relation to shrinkage , urban transition, grass-roots initiatives and the role of the creative class.
During the conference best practices and experiences will be shared through workshops, keynotes and debates. We also offer a special film and music program. Download the program guide!