Public Works Expo 2018

WE17 - International Perspective Presentation: Designing for Social Cohesion and Resiliency

Aug 29, 2018 9:30am ‐ Aug 29, 2018 10:45am


This session will feature presentations from the Netherlands about integrating the concepts of social cohesion and resiliency into the design of public spaces and infrastructure. Presentations will include:

  • Information about a design instrument that integrates input from all the various stakeholders involved in designing public spaces.
  • A case study featuring The Resiliency Strategy developed by the City of Rotterdam that includes these components: social cohesion and education, energy transition, cyber use and security, climate change adaptation, infrastructure, and changing governance.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Use a design instrument that captures and integrates the interests of stakeholders when designing public spaces.
  • Identify the components of resiliency.
  • Develop a resiliency strategy for your community.


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