Stephanie Bakker is a Dutch journalist who works for several media. In the same year that Facebook was born, she changed her career in marketing for journalism. Ever since she has been searching for special stories. First as a reporter employed at Intermediair and since 2009 as a freelancer for several media: de Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Opzij and FD Persoonlijk. Her stories are informative and accessible and cover economy, labour markets and travel, but are above all about people. What links them all is that they are well-written stories that connect people, inspires and bring unknown worlds closer.
Future Cities is a transmedia project about five exciting emerging urban areas, the people and stories behind the demographic and economic statistics of urban growth.
Over 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas by 2050. This project explores the next generation of cities: from the upcoming Silicon Valley of Latin America (Medellin) to the next African fashion city (Kinshasa).