Urbcast x ACT NOW: How to create a city FOR, BY, and WITH youngsters? (guest: Jinnih Beels – Vice Mayor of Antwerp)

Welcome to the first episode of the Urbcast x ACT NOW series recorded during the ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference 2022 (organized by The Innovation in Politics Institute) which Urbcast was the Media Partner of. Over the next 4 weeks I will be presenting 4 interesting talks with deputy mayors and innovators from Belgium, Poland, and Sweden.

In this episode we will talk about: How to create a city FOR, BY, and WITH youngsters? 🧐

My guest is Jinnih Beels – Vice Mayor of Education and Youth, Antwerp, Belgium.

The topics we discussed:

  • What does democracy mean in Antwerp?
  • How to make the difference between what people want and need?
  • How to work with the youth in the city planning?
  • Why is it important to have an ear
  • Top down participation
  • How to prioritize city policies and find founding for realizing projects and agendas?

You get to know more about Jinnih, ACT NOW conference and the Institute:

You can listen to the episode at: urbcast.pl/en/actnow1

You will find more information about the podcast at: https://linktr.ee/urbcast or urbcast.pl/en

Music: spear_oh

Photo: Calvin Leander Herbstrith