Housing + Homes
What could a bottom-up development model look like in Boston? How can local actors become leaders in the process? How does the concept of the “circular economy” fare under the real estate and industrial pressures of a forward-thinking city? In this panel, Dutch urbanist and architect Matthijs Bouw will engage municipal leaders and players in discussion about people-focused technology, tools, and development models applicable in the Boston context.
This discussion builds off a case study of Buiksloterham, a remediated brownfield in Amsterdam-Noord. After the Dutch economy crashed in 2008, an informal collective of urbanists and planners proposed to use the area as a living test site for the circular economy, a process designed and driven by local agents and residents.