12.00 - 13.30

Session 2. Circular & Biobased Cities

The future of our cities is circular & biobased. With the existent knowledge and innovations we know that it is possible to develop our cities in such a way. The question is: what is the next step in this development? How can we transform our cities in the existent system and how will these cities develop towards a new system? In this session we will work together on this subject, surrounded by the exhibition of the Natural Pavilion and other relevant examples. Through an action-based approach we will create actions for the short term, in order to impact the ambitions for circular & biobased cities in the long term.

Speakers line-up:


Atto Harsta

Transition Strategist & Innovation Manager

Ingrid Zeegers

Director at PRICE

Lenno Munnikes

Director at Flevo Campus

Pablo van der Lugt

Biobased building specialist AMS Institute - TU Delft

Imme Groet


Valerie Bos


Atto Harsta (MSc) is an independent innovation consultant for the building industry and architecture with more than twenty years' experience, focused on contributing to a healthy and circular built environment. As transition strategist for the biobased economy he's bridging the gap between the agriculture aan the build environment.

Ingrid Zeegers believes in a world where a new way of thinking is necessary: a new economy. With her enthusiasm and passion for this transition she has been working for over 20 years on this subject.

Lenno Munnikes is director of the Flevo Campus and senior researcher at ICAG (Interfaculty Centre for Agrarian History/ KU Leuven). Lenno works on solutions to urban food issues by combining social cultural aspects of food with innovations of the future.

Architectural engineer Pablo van der Lugt (MSc PhD) is senior sustainability consultant in the wood- and bamboo industry as well as lecturer biobased building at Delft University of Technology (Environmental Technology & Design).

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