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Urban Dialogues San Diego Tijuana

29 februari

Urban Dialogues in San Diego will take place on February 29, during the World Design Capital San Diego Tijuana 2024. The San Diego-Tijuana region and the Netherlands share a similar societal commitment to sustainability, climate action, and innovation.

Next to shared ambitions, the San Diego-Tijuana region and several urban regions in the Netherlands deal with similar challenges. An example is affordable and sustainable housing. Due to high housing prices, some American citizens are seeking affordable housing in Tijuana, which also increases housing prices for Mexicans.

The urban expansion into surrounding nature areas that accompanies this growth may not be sustainable. At the same time, the Netherlands is also struggling with a housing shortage: 900,000 additional homes must be built by 2030, preferably as sustainably as possible. Rapid population growth is putting pressure on infrastructure. Increasing housing density leads to mobility issues on safety, equity, congestion, emissions, and pollution.

How can these regions shape logistical movements that value livable and healthy cities?

Addressing long-term challenges such as sustainability, affordability, and inclusivity while pursuing economic prosperity for the region and its people requires a unique mix of cross-border business innovation and strategic collaboration between public and private sector partners.

During Urban Dialogues in San Diego, experts from San Diego, Tijuana, and the Netherlands will exchange best practices on two topics:

– Circular neighborhoods: How can we design and develop affordable and sustainable neighborhoods?
– Sustainable mobility: How can we design and scale zero carbon transportation systems accessible for all?

For more information on Urban in Dialogues San Diego, e-mail


29 februari
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San Diego
San Diego, Californië Verenigde Staten