Planning for Flood Resilience [Urbanism Cross Cutting Seminar]: How do the US and Dutch planning systems perform regarding flood resilience?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning for Flood Resilience : How do the US and Dutch planning systems perform regarding flood resilience?

Tuesday June 6
09-10:00
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room F
Exchange Session: Delta Interventions Studio [San Francisco Bay: Resilience by Design] – 
Texas A&M University (students groups exchange session)

Dr. Nikki Brand,
postdoc Spatial Planning & Strategy TU Delft on the Dutch spatial planning system
Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin, Assistant Professor Section Urban Design, Coordinator Delta Urbanism Research Group/ Delta Interventions Studio

Tuesday June 6
10-12:00
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Berlage 1
Seminar: The potential for flood resilience of different planning systems compared

Prof. 
Phil Berke
, professor Land Use and Environmental Planning Texas A&M University on the US spatial planning system
Dr. Nikki Brand
, postdoc Spatial Planning & Strategy TU Delft on the Dutch spatial planning system

Panel reflection led by
Prof. Vincent Nadin
, professor of Spatial Planning & Strategy TU Delft
Anneloes Nillesen
, owner of De.fac.to Urbanism & Architecture and expert on climate adaptation of delta cities worldwide

Rising damages from flood events have led to a global call to stimulate flood resilience through spatial planning strategies. In 2015, Berke and colleagues developed a method for creating a Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) to help communities better understand the coordination and efficacy of their policy responses to flood hazards. After applying the PIRS method to communities in the US, the approach was translated to the Dutch context and applied to Rotterdam’s Feijenoord District. Findings demonstrate that even in a city that’s internationally recognized for its adaptation strategy conflicts remain. Although the network of plans in Feijenoord performs better compared to its US counterparts, the Dutch system produces plan conflicts that undermine the potential of flood resilience in the study site. The seminar discusses how both planning systems can do better from a transnational comparative perspective.

The PIRS-project has been sponsored by the US National Science Foundation, and is part of the PIRE Coastal Flood Risk Reduction exchange program with TU Delft. PIRE encourages US students from the fields of spatial planning, landscape architecture, urban design, hydrology and coastal engineering to study Dutch integrated flood risk reduction approaches. The program touches upon the work of the Delta Urbanism research group and the chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy.