Mayor of Rotterdam Discusses Racism and Sustainable Urbanism
Ahmed Aboutaleb has served as Rotterdam’s Mayor for over nine years. He has worked on issues related to immigration and economic reform in the Netherlands. Recently, Mayor Aboutaleb faced backlash after a statement on NPO Radio 1 in which he started, “every Muslim is a bit of a salafist.” He is currently in town to discuss urban planning and environmental sustainability at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. We talk with Ahmed Aboutaleb about domestic politics and some of the challenges he faces as Mayor.