This is the website of Tracy Metz, journalist and author about urban issues. She writes for NRC, Het Parool, De Groene Amsterdammer and Architectural Record. Tracy is director of the John Adams Institute, the center of American culture in the Netherlands and has her own monthly live talkshow Stadsleven, about living in cities.
IAmsterdam: Open Mind Sharp Business

IAmsterdam: Open Mind Sharp Business

Open Mind Sharp Business expresses the correlation between the mentality and business climate of the Amsterdam region. ‘Open mind’ refers to the region’s diversity, inclusiveness, openness to new ideas and quality of life. ‘Sharp business’ emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to do business swiftly. Tracy was portrayed in a promo for this new initiative, which you can watch here.
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Designed for the future: Het Schieblock

Designed for the future: Het Schieblock

In Designed for the future, Jared Green asked eighty global leaders who shape our built and natural environments the same question: what gives you hope that a sustainable future is possible? For the book Designed for the future, I wrote a short essay about ZUS Architects and Het Schieblock, a dutch laboratory for urban development in Rotterdam, transforming and revitalizing the building and its surroundings. Read my piece for Designed for the future below.

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