PR 9.5 Pathways to resiliency: a co-creation workshop with experts from Rotterdam and New York City

Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Penn Room II

Both extreme weather events and gradual climate change urgently require implementation of measures to create resilient cities. The next 15 years provide us with a window of opportunity to adapt since huge investments in city infrastructure will have to be made. Experiences over the past seven years show key success factors for implementation of multi-beneficial solutions. Real cases (Rotterdam, New York) show successes of multilevel governance, integrating bottom up and top down, capacity building, identifying moments of change and creating bankable opportunities. We challenge five cities to identify their biggest ‘resilience challenge’. We will present proposals for the next steps in a Carrousel setting and challenge participants to contribute.

Organised by Gabrielle Muris, Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities, the Netherlands
Partners Pratt Institute, USA
City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Arcadis, the Netherlands
Chair Arnoud Molenaar, Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities & City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Gabrielle Muris, Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities, the Netherlands
Presentations

Rotterdam and the implementation of water storage to deal with fluvial flooding
Eric Schellekens, Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities & ARCADIS, the Netherlands

Capacity building by community involvement in resiliency planning and adaptation, case from Red Hook, Brooklyn NYC
Jaime Stein and Gita Nandan, Pratt Institute, USA

Setting the scene: introduction to the interactive part of the workshop
Arnoud Molenaar, Rotterdam Centre for Resilient Delta Cities, the Netherlands

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE