On 7 and 8 June 2018, the IABR and Resilient Rotterdam will host the international conference Resilient Cities and the Energy Transition. Under the auspices of IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK, the city and the biennale bring together policymakers, urban developers, designers, entrepreneurs, experts, and others with experience in the field, from Rotterdam and the rest of the world, to exchange knowledge and together look for new possible solutions and their implementation. Towards a resilient future!
The first day of the conference centers on the city’s Resilience Strategy in its broadest sense. In May 2016, Rotterdam was the first Dutch city to launch a Resilience Strategy, on the platform of the IABR–2016. On 7 June we’ll focus on the issues governments, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, and students face as they work towards the resilience of their cities.
The conference starts with a lecture by Ren Yee (futurologist). Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb will offically open the conferende at 2 pm. Subsequently, Arnoud Molenaar (Chief Resilience Officer) and Joachim Declerck (lead designer IABR–Atelier Rotterdam and member of the curator team IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK) will give lectures. Afterwards, visitors can join breakout sessions.
Joachim Declerck’s lecture will offer a sneak preview of the interim results of the IABR–Atelier Rotterdam: The Energy Transition as an Inclusive Urban Project. The second day of the conference, Friday 8 June, is entirely dedicated to the most important question the Atelier raises: How can we use the energy transition as leverage to create more resilient cities?
location: HAKA Building
date: June 7
time: 12 am - 6:30 pm