With the research project ‘From Prevention to Resilience’, we are exploring how public space and civic engagement can contribute to more resilient urban neighborhoods. How to enable local communities to resist, adapt and transform in the face of crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, global warming and biodiversity loss. Over the past months, this exploration has resulted in the development of a nature-inclusive design framework, which challenges and enables urban designers to not only consider ‘human’ residents within their scope but also ‘other-than-human’ residents. Furthermore, three professional design teams have applied the framework for a case in Holendrecht. During this second public event, we will discuss what this framework brings to the practice of design professionals and how we could use it for new resilient strategies within city planning.
Due to personal circumstances, project lead Boudewijn Boon is unable to join the event. His colleague Frank Suurenbroek (Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) will join the conversation on his behalf.
This project is made possible by: ZonMw grant round ‘COVID 19 Societal Dynamics’.