On February 10, 2011 MONU Magazine organized a debate entitled “Most Valuable Urbanism Debate” that aimed to find out what distinguishes a bad Dutch city from a good Dutch city, and what role architects and urban designers play in the production of valuable urbanism. Excerpts of this debate were published in MONU #14. The debate on one of the previous issues, MONU #13: Most Valuable Urbanism, was moderated by Piet Vollaard. The debate panel included three people with three different ideological backgrounds: Jaap van den Bout, Adriaan Geuze, and Floris Alkemade. After a brief introduction by MONU’s editor-in-chief Bernd Upmeyer, and preceding the debate, each of the panel members was asked to make 10 -12 minute statements.

Title: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – MONU’s Most Valuable Urbanism Debate
Date: February 2, 2011
Type: Debate
Organizer: MONU – Magazine on Urbanism
Conception: Beatriz Ramo, Bernd Upmeyer
Video and Audio Recording: Selena Savic, Chris Baronavski
Video Editing: Matas Šiupšinskas, Selena Savic
Introduction: Bernd Upmeyer
Moderator: Piet Vollaard
Panel members: Floris Alkemade, Jaap van den Bout, Adriaan Geuze, Bernd Upmeyer
Location: De Machinist, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Support: Creative Industries Fund NL