Symposium: Water resilient cities

14 May 2018 10:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room C - By: Communication BK

On 14 May, a symposium on education for water resilient cities will be organized by the Department of Urbanism in partnership with the Center for the Living City (USA). New water-sensitive paradigms of urban planning, design, and management will be discussed, investigating how these paradigms can be integrated into teaching and research.

Building on the rich Dutch tradition of building cities with water, the organisation is seeking to build a community of educators, researchers, and other stakeholders who can contribute to education for fair, resilient, and water friendly cities within the framework of the UN Habitat New Urban Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Many places around the world, including the Netherlands, are seeking a new paradigm for urban development, in which cities and regions should not ‘fight’ or ‘tame’ water, but should work with natural systems in order to create safe and resilient cities. By underpinning the need to work with natural systems, cultural and symbolic relationships with water can be rediscovered. From cultural relationships that include ceremonies, lifecycle events from birth to death and the privilege of drinking clean, healthy water, bringing the knowledge that water is life to our discussions enhances our stewardship in managing water. Re-educating ourselves about these relationships is a vital first step towards creating new ways for working with water. 

This symposium is organized within the framework of TU Delft’s lead partnership with UN Habitat and the World Urban Campaign to promote and teach the New Urban Agenda. This event supports the Summer School Planning and Design Water, offered every July at the Department of Urbanism.  

Programme


Symposium Education for water resilient, fair & inclusive cities & communities
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room C

9:30-10:00Registration+ Welcome
10:00-10:20Welcome + logic of the event (Environmental Justice+ Spatial Justice)
10:20-11:00KEYNOTE: AMY SHARROCKS
11:00-11:40KEYNOTE: NIKKI BRAND
11:40-12:00DISCUSSION
12:00-12:30WORKSHOP: EDUCATION STATEMENT
12:30-13:00LUNCH
13:00-13:30LUNCH
13:30-14:00LUNCH
14:00-14:45Panel discussion TU Delft (Fransje Hooimeijer, Taneha Bacchin and Kristel Aalbers)
14:45-15:30ARCADIS: Bert Smolders + Round table
15:30-15:45Coffee Break
15:45-16:15NCKU + Planning Education
16:15-17:00Paper presentations
17:00-17:30Workshop: EDUCATION STATEMENT
17:30-18:30OPENING EXHIBITION MUSEUM OF WATER (Un. Of UTAH)