Thursday 12 May, 11.00 – 12.45, Goudriaan I
Being home to half of humanity and concentrating most of the global economic activities and assets, cities are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Efforts to adapt to those impacts, however, face a combination of spatial, institutional, economic and social challenges calling for innovative solutions spanning across sectoral and disciplinary boundaries. This session will explore the causes of and the potential solutions for overcoming these challenges from a range of perspectives: from flood risk management, economic modelling, vulnerability mapping, to spatial planning, and stakeholder engagement. Drawing comparisons between cases from across the world, this science-to-practice session will engage the audience in a dialogue on how scientific research can effectively support and inform urban adaptation strategies.
|Organised by||Marcin Dabrowski, Dominic Stead, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands|
|Partners||Municipality of Rotterdam, the Netherlands|
|Chair||Peter van Veelen, Municipality of Rotterdam / Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands|
|Rapporteur||Marcin Dabrowski, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands|
Benchmarking coastal flood risk management practice in two Chinese Delta’s megacities, the cases of Hong Kong and Ningbo
Challenges of adaptation to the increasing flood risk in cities: lessons from the Pearl River Delta
Adaptation strategies to the raising sea level in Los Angeles county
What is participatory planning for climate change adaptation? Do we need it? Do we have time for it?
Options for tackling obstacles experienced by construction companies who are willing to innovate and incorporate adaptation in their construction projects
Hotterdam: the health and land-use implications of the Rotterdam urban heat island