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Holly Hixson

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Holly is currently attending the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at University of Amsterdam. She is passionate about inclusive public space, transportation, urban observation, and human-centered design.

Earth Day Celebration: Amsterdam-Noord’s Experimentation with Circular Development

by Holly Hixson

It’s no secret that increasing sustainability is of utmost importance for every sector involved in operating and maintaining life in cities. While cities occupy only three percent of the world’s total land mass, they con... Read article

Amsterdam’s Dam Square: Maintaining Vibrant Public Space in a Time of Terrorism

by Holly Hixson

“Leisure is the ideal of life.” This alluring ideology promoted by the municipality of Amsterdam as central to the lifestyle of the ‘Dam city dwellers, draws nearly 16 million tourists to the Netherlands each year. While... Read article