May, 2014
10:00 - 12:30
May, 2014
10:00 - 12:30


NWP, Ministries of Foreign Affairs and I + M, Rebuild by Design, IABR

On 29 May, the day IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– opens to the public, the design and water sectors gather for the symposium Urban Design in Times of Climate Change.

Cross-sector cooperation is an essential precondition when we want to develop innovative solutions for sustainable urban development. Designers and water specialists, mainly from the United States and the Netherlands, will gather to discuss how we can take concrete steps towards the further integration of the water sector and the creative industry, and why this is essential in times of climate change.

The moderator is Henk Ovink (principal of Rebuild by Design and Senior Advisor for Secretary Shaun Donovan of HUD and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force)


from 9 a.m.
Coffee and croissants at Kunsthalcafé

10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. symposium
The symposium will be opened by Steven L. Stockton, director of Civil Works (USACE - US Army Corps of Engineers)
In three sessions, ten projects will be presented by national and international speakers. The symposium will focus on how the Dutch integrated approach, where water knowledge and design are combined, contribute to finding solutions in times of climate change.
The program includes case studies from Jakarta, Istanbul and Rotterdam and inspiring examples of designers and stakeholders involved in Rebuild by Design, an American design competition set up after Hurricane Sandy to address the vulnerability of the New York-New Jersey region, a region that is economically essential to the USA.

Session 1
•Dawn Zimmer (Mayor Hoboken, New Jersey) / Nanco Dolman (Royal HaskoningDHV)
•Jeremy Siegel (Bjarke Ingels Group - BIG)
•Florian Boer (De Urbanisten - Rotterdam Climate Resilient City)
•Kellie Terry-Sepulveda (The Point Community Development Corporation, New York City)

Session 2
•Adriaan Geuze (West8)
•Frans van de Ven (Deltares - Dutch approach)
•David van Zelm van Eldik (Deltaprogramma Nieuwbouw & Herstructurering, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu)

Session 3
•Lodewijk van Nieuwenhuize (H+N+S – Beykoz, Turkey)
•David Waggonner (Waggonner & Ball Architects, New Orleans)
•Kristian Koreman (ZUS)

12.30 uur closing

organized by: Rebuild by Design, IABR, NWP (Netherlands Water Partnership), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

language: English
admission is free, please register at r.melaard@nwp.nl