Rotterdam Excursions

We have formulated four optional and informative excursions in Rotterdam especially for the Governing Urban Diversity Conference. Participants can choose from two walking tours and two bus excursions. All excursions will start at De Doelen and run for about two hours.

Conference attendees can reserve their place via our registration form

wt-rotterdam-01
1. The local governance of diversity in Rotterdam South

This walking tour will take you through the diverse, dynamic and deprived areas of Rotterdam South. You will learn about how locally-based initiatives, such as community centres and employment services, are building on hyper-diversity to achieve their goals. We will discuss both the advantages and challenges that they face operating in hyper-diverse areas.

WALKING TOUR

FULL: PLEASE CHOOSE FROM THE TWO BUS TOUR OPTIONS BELOW

2. Gentrification and urban restructuring in Rotterdam West

Rotterdam West is experiencing an urban transformation. This walking tour will highlight the district’s history from a deprived migrant neighbourhood through to one undergoing gentrification. Different parts of the neighbourhood represent the various stages of the gentrification process. Rotterdam West presents ways about how to deal with ethno-cultural diversity, ranging from shopping potential for ethnic goods and services through to the creation of a ‘multicultural’ residential building.

WALKING TOUR WITH YMPKJE ALBEDA

FULL: PLEASE CHOOSE FROM THE TWO BUS TOUR OPTIONS BELOW

wt-rotterdam-02
wt-rotterdam-03
3. Rotterdam Architecture City

Rotterdam is well known for its modernist and contemporary architecture. This bus tour will give participants an overview of the city’s best examples of challenging architecture, both loved and loathed.

BUS TOUR

4. Rotterdam: A Harbour City

Rotterdam’s harbour, home of Europe’s largest port, is the city’s economic engine. On this bus excursion we’ll take riders on informative tour of the harbour discussing its development.

BUS TOUR

Rotterdam

Conference HomeProgramme • Keynote SpeakersWorkshopsRotterdam ExcursionsPractical InformationRegistration

IMAGES: © MELISSA LEE/UTRECHT UNIVERSITY