Webinar: Urbanisation and flood risks: understanding the fabric and governance of Delta cities (9 May 2017)
Were you not able to attend the webinar?
- Presentation of Like Bijlsma and Ton Dassen, PBL-Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
- Presentation from S.M. Mahbubur Rahman, Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh
- How do planned/formal and unplanned/informal urbanisation patterns relate to soft/natural and hard/engineered infrastructures?
- What are positive and negative interdependencies between planned/formal and unplanned/informal urbanisation?
Presentation local research and best practices
- Do you have examples of local projects or water management strategies who strive for a more inclusive and green approach?
- Have you made use of participatory design and/or research by design in these projects?
Delta regions across the world are rich in natural resources and economic opportunities. As a result, they have historically been home to dense, growing urban communities. The process of urbanisation is often rapid and results in formal and informal urban fabric. Planned and unplanned urbanisation processes both affect delta infrastructures. A variety of institutions and stakeholders generate these simultaneous processes.
What is the relationship between formal-informal and planned-unplanned urbanisation processes in the world’s deltas? How do they affect the urban water system and the allocation of flood risks? How does the physical battle for space relate to various stakeholders and their financial, executive and judicial capacities? The webinar will discuss some of these interdependencies in Baranquilla, Beira and Ho Chi Minh City.
- A plea for putting the issue of Urbanizing Deltas on the new urban agenda
- Cities, water and climate. Global challenges and local stories in an urbanising world. PBL presentation for UN habitat III, Quito 2016
This webinar is organised under the auspices of Delta Alliance in association with the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.