rotterdam hoboken

Rather than being a fixed form, urban development has increasingly become the result of a complex process of participative planning, where the city performs as an urban canvas. Instead of being enclosed and dictatorial, the production of the city has become open to the public.

As a key epicenter of economic, medical, scientific, educational and cultural growth, the city of Rotterdam has determined Hoboken as the investigation and development area for the conscious application of this public procedure; a method that implies strategic cooperation between citizens, stakeholders and authorities; to produce a vision that by focusing on people’s opinions and agendas can ultimately unveil a new city: Hoboken 2030.

Concurrent with the 4th International Architectural Biennale in Rotterdam, the Hoboken 2030 exhibition represents an actual case of dynamic public forum and planning for the Open City.