PR 1.4 Managing flood risk 2.0 – the green revolution

 Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Goudriaan Room II

Many cities are looking at how soft ‘green’ infrastructure can complement the hard ‘grey’ infrastructure they use to manage climate risks. This session will explain through case study presentations how five cities (Copenhagen, New York, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London) have developed and are implementing city-scale green infrastructure programmes to manage flood risk and improve the quality of life of their residents. The presentations will reflect on the challenges and solutions of moving from pilots to large-scale delivery. After the presentations, the audience will be invited to explore these challenges in more depth through a world café style facilitated discussion.

Organised by Alex Nickson, Greater London Authority, United Kingdom
Lykke Leonardsen, City of Copenhagen, Denmark
Partners City of New York, USA
De Urbanisten Rotterdam, the Netherlands
City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Chair Alex Nickson, Greater London Authority, United Kingdom
Rapporteur Eveline Bronsdijk, City of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Presentations

From plan to implementation, Copenhagen’s Cloudburst Management plan Lykke Leonardsen, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

New York City’s green solutions to urban drainage and resilient neighbourhoods
Alan Cohn, City of New York, USA

Mainstreaming resilience: Climate Proof Zoho, Rotterdam and Amsterdam Rainproof programmes
Dirk van Peijpe, De Urbanisten, the Netherlands
Paulien Hartog, Amsterdam Rainproof, the Netherlands

London’s sustainable drainage action plan
Alex Nickson, Greater London Authority, United Kingdom

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE