that make a difference in society”
People make the city and their neighbourhood. With social activities, economic activities and by building their physical environment. Where cities flourish, these three go together. Often, the emphasis is on the constructing buildings and streets. Social activities are the crucial factor.
People make the organization. Organizations are coherent groups of individuals that aim at achieving goals together. The better people perform, the better the results.
People achieve collective goals and meet their individual needs by collaborating. Across boundaries: of countries, cultures, organizations, departments and disciplines.
the common goals of a group of people or organizations
with the individual ambitions and objectives »
I work mainly with people and organizations active in the fields of water, urban development and international collaboration.
I work specifically on:
Team and Organization development
Usually as a facilitator or a manager. For example: manager of a department, a complex project or the transition of an organization. Facilitator of a public private collaboration, facilitator and/or chairman of conferences and workshops. I am also initiator of social projects.
The City of Tomorrow – contribution to symposium Saxion UniversityIn the City of Tomorrow 1. Social development and Spatial development go hand in hand; 2. Individual needs and Common interest are connected; 3. Residents and entrepreneurs take initiatives, and organizations and institutions organize themselves around these. Last... read more
Music in the city – QueenMusic makes the city and its people come alive. Bohemian Rhapsody van Queen sounds from the Dom tower in Utrecht. On 24 August 2015, the carillon player of the Dom tower in Utrecht, held a concert of Queen songs. The final was Bohemian Rhapsody. Listen and watch here... read more
Laxou, France resembles Amsterdam-WestThe 60’s quarter Laxou in Nancy, France resembles Amsterdam-West. This afternoon I visited a supermarket in Laxou, suburb of Nancy, France. The quarter has been designed and built in the 1960’s. It looks like there are many similarities with suburbs... read more
‘Ik kijk heel goed naar de tekst en dan schrijft de melodie zich vanzelf’ (Harry Bannink)
Het schrijven van een lied is een creatief proces. Het ontwikkelen of verbeteren van een organisatie ook. En de aanpak heeft een aantal opvallende overeenkomsten.read more
About Frank van Berkum
24 years of working experience in 8 countries. Civil engineering, law & administration, music, theatre improvisation.
Financially viable initiatives, projects and organizations.
Initiator, facilitator, manager.
Mr Ing Frank van Berkum
+31 6 10651759