Ook in Rotterdam: SCHOOL’S OUT! #14 With Kilian Kleinschmidt
The Independent School for the City organizes various public events, addressing topics that responds to current relevant issues in urbanisation, and offers a platform to other organisation dealing with the city. The events are accessible to all ‘urban’ professionals in Rotterdam and beyond.
Kilian Kleinschmidt is their guest during School’s Out! #14! on Friday 29 January. Read more about the event via the website.
About Kilian Kleinschmidt
He has over 30 years of experience as a development and migration expert. From 2013 until 2014, he was dubbed the Mayor of Zaatari as manager of the world’s second-largest refugee camp and the largest camp for Syrian refugees camp in Jordan on behalf of UNHCR. He has exceeded all expectations and has achieved the impossible, transforming Za’atari from a chaotic and crime-ridden place to a thriving and stable community ready for its transition to the next phase of its development. The camp has since then become a symbol for new and innovative approaches in refugee and humanitarian management under his leadership.
Now based in Tunis, he is CEO of “Innovation and Planning Agency” (IPA) and has co-initiated the SDZ Alliance, which promotes innovative cities and settlements for refugees and migrants. He now aims at connecting the millions of poor and dispossessed with the idle and under-utilized resources and modern technologies of the 21st century. He is part of several art projects and various initiatives that aim at global connectivity through the better use of globalization. His work on emerging cities and urbanization is widely recognized.