Resilience Matters conference in Rotterdam
Resilience Matters is the final event of the Urbact Resilient Europe programme. It will take place in Rotterdam, a dynamic port city known for its innovation and bold experiments. Participants are warmly invited to explore Rotterdam and its resilience projects by joining the optional excursion programme at 21st March afternoon.
On this one-day event, we are going to discuss strategies face-to-face to enhance city’s resilience. Becoming more resilient means striving to improve the ability to bounce back and grow even stronger in the face of the chronic stresses and unexpected shocks.
As such, city resilience is a continuous challenge for communities, institutions and businesses to address the current social, economic and environmental transitions, which are so often interconnected.
Sharing experiences coming from a diverse group of European cities, we will address the following questions:
- How to identify resilience challenges and opportunities?
- How to join forces to co-create cities of the future?
- How to move beyond experiments and mainstream innovative practices?
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09.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Plenary session
11.30 Deep Dives – cities (Part I)
13.30 Tour Blue City Venue
14.45 Deep Dives – European resilience initiatives (Part II)
16.00 Plenary closing
Resilient Matters will take place in BLUE CITY in Rotterdam. BlueCity is an incubator for circular entrepreneurs in and around Rotterdam. At this moment the hub (situated in a deserted swimming pool) and the dynamic community of entrepreneurs, researchers, neighbours, the government and education serve as a breeding ground for 16 innovative, circular companies linking their waste-streams. This way Blue City creates a much needed tangible and inspiring example for the circular economy, close the loops and build the city and economy of the future.
Hoping to meet you all in Rotterdam!