Last month, Emiel Lamers guided six different international groups with a total of more than 200 people. The participants varied from employees of the Dutch architecture pension fund to landscape architects from the UK, USA and France and civil servants from the Norwegian city of Drammen, near Oslo. The month ended with a four-day study trip that ELA had organised for the French Association of Urban Development (AFDU). A total of 67 architects, builders, civil servants and local politicians visited Rotterdam and Amsterdam during an extensive programme involving more than 20 speakers and architects. Among these speakers were officials of the Municipalities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, architects Sjoerd Soeters and Bjarne Mastenbroek and architecture historians Sabine Lebesque and Fred Feddes.