Building with Nature Next Symposium
Designing & Engineering Resilient Coastal Landscapes

19 February 2020 | 15.30 - 18.30 | Berlage Rooms
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment

The symposium offers interdisciplinary perspectives for Building with Nature (BwN) as an approach for designing and engineering resilient coastal landscapes. International experts elaborate ways on how to combine spatial design, coastal engineering and ecology through BwN, and address directions for future development.

Organized by Janneke van Bergen, Nikki Brand, Marcel Hertogh & Steffen Nijhuis (initiator)
Moderated by Eric Luiten – Chair of TU Delft Landscape Architecture

TU Delft Landscape Architecture & TU Delft Deltas, Infrastructures and Mobility Initiative


15.30-15:50 Welcome & introduction
Steffen Nijhuis (TU Delft)
15:50-16:10 Building with Nature: it all starts with understanding the system
Steven Slabbers (Bosch-Slabbers landscape + urban planning)
16:15-16:35 Objectifying Building with Nature strategies: systematic assessment of
effectiveness at local and regional scales
Mindert de Vries (Deltares)
16.40-16.50 Break
16.50-17.10 Bridging the gap between research and implementation: an example
approach for BwN engineering education from Texas
Jens Figlus (Texas A&M University)
17.15-17.35 Positioning People within Nature: cases from the Florida Gulf Coast
Brian Cook, University of South Florida
17.40-18.10 Perspectives: discussion with speakers and audience
Moderation by Eric Luiten
18.10-18.30 Book announcement & closing remarks
Janneke van Bergen (TU Delft), Marcel Hertogh (DIMI)
18.30- 19.00 Drinks

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