Monday, November 4, 2019
11:45 AM to 01:15 PM
Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Session: Building more resilient communities

    Theme: Blue-Green solutions for (urban) resilience

    Interactive session with presentations of local or regional case(s) that will be matched with promising solutions on the theme of blue-green solutions for (urban) resilience. The focus will be on building more resilient communities. There will be diverse forms of interaction between presenters, audience and/or panel.


    Blue-green solutions for (urban) resilience
    Cases & Solutions session
    Cities

    Location: Amsterdam RAI
    Room: E107

    Add to Agenda 04 November 2019 11:45 04 November 2019 13:15 Europe/Amsterdam Building more resilient communities

    Theme: Blue-Green solutions for (urban) resilience

    Interactive session with presentations of local or regional case(s) that will be matched with promising solutions on the theme of blue-green solutions for (urban) resilience. The focus will be on building more resilient communities. There will be diverse forms of interaction between presenters, audience and/or panel.

    E107 - Amsterdam RAI

    Subsession

    PIB urban challenges – Integrated sustainable solutions for urban city and water problem

    PIB is a Dutch consortium consisted of knowledge institutes and business companies with the support of the Dutch government to promote urban sustainable development in China. The main intention is to look at the problem from a holistic perspective, which begins from master planning, research, engagement, training, consultancy all the way to product application. PIB is actively involving in urban water management for offering holistic solutions of urban water problems, some successful projects have been set up.

      Blue City Prototypes: Building floating, circular and resilient communities

      Schoonschip is an urban prototype for resilient cities. This floating residential neighbourhood of 46 households pushes the current boundaries of sustainability, community governance and urban development. Neighbours share a block chain based smart-grid to trade solar energy. Submersed heat exchangers are used for heating and cooling. Toilet waste is also used to (re)collect energy and nutrients. A smart network of floating villas is achieved by plugging them to a jetty which contains all the necessary technical infrastructure. 

      • Speaker - Marthijn Pool, Space & Matter, Crowdbuilding
        Heat Proof Design: Creating comfortable liveable outdoor urban areas with ENVI MET

        The consequences of heat stress are becoming increasingly apparent in the Netherlands. The heat wave of 2006 was responsible for 1000 extra deaths and impacted employee productivity and child development. Being able to properly visualise and quantify how heat in cities and outdoor comfort in urban areas can be improved is important, especially whilst simultaneously reducing the need for costly measures in hindsight. Arcadis’ solution is the model ENVI MET. The software enables the complex urban climate to be simulated and visualise the PET (the indicator for heat stress) for existing urban areas (neighbourhood level) and new designs (buildings, parks, squares). Different (green, blue) scenarios can be easily created and tested in order to find the best suitable design solutions for any given design. Results are presented in 2D and 3D plots, making them visually attractive and easy to interpret. The model has been validated and is widely used in the scientific community.  

          Vertical urban forest: A blue-green solution for urban resilience

          Increasingly cities are intensifying their blue-green investments to promote water closed loop management, control urban heat island effect and reduce energy consumption. These sustainable urban planning practices have been mostly implemented at horizontal grade with green belts, bio-swales and green roofs. As a part of this movement, building design has entered the blue-green space with the advent of vertical plantings on buildings. Melbourne, Australia’s city resilience plan puts out an objective to grow an urban forest as part of its resilience strategy and one of the implementation methods is cultivating vertical urban forests. Other cities such as Milan, Singapore, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Utrecht are also following suit. My oral presentation will explore this blue-green urban resilience trend, citing city use cases, describing the science behind the phenomenon and summarising the environmental benefits from this innovation.

          • Speaker - John Batten, Arcadis