From July 6th to 9th, l'École du Renouvellement Urbain came to the Netherlands with 88 participants. On Thursday morning, ELA organised three lectures at the Municipality of Amsterdam: Sabine Lebesque (Amsterdam city historian), Marien de Langen (board chairman of Stadgenoot) and André Krouwel (Professor of Political Science at VU). For the afternoon programme, Lamers organised several work visits to destinations such as the Eastern Docklands and the former NDSM ship wharf. On Friday morning, the group met with the Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, who discussed his thoughts and actions on integration in an hour-long lecture. In the afternoon, architect and professor Wessel de Jonge presented the renovated Van Nelle Factory.