APA Partners with the Netherlands
In March 2013, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the environmental ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands pledged closer cooperation on issues related to disaster mitigation, sustainable and integrated planning, and water management infrastructure.
For APA, trading water planning ideas with the Dutch goes back to Dutch Dialogues 2 in 2008. Since then, there have been symposiums, workshops, and meetings as well as books, magazine articles, National Planning Conference addresses, and an upcoming study tour in May 2013.
Read on for a snapshot of the APA–Dutch collaboration on issues of water and hazards.
APA National Planning Conference 2012
Delta Urbanism Symposium
APA's 2010 National Planning Conference in New Orleans included a major component on Delta Urbanism, April 10-13, focusing on the growth, development, and management of cities in river deltas, with a spotlight on solutions for balancing various (and often competing) goals: urbanization, port development, industrial development, flood defense, public safety, ecological balance and ecosystem restoration, tourism, and recreation.
Netherlands Ambassador presents "Living with Water" keynote
Dutch Dialogue 3 – 2010 New Orleans
The first of the Dutch Dialogues was held in March 2008 and initiated a set of a multi-disciplinary, crosscultural interactions designed to explore if, where, and how Dutch approaches to water management, landscape architecture, flood protection, and urban design were relevant to New Orleans as it recovered from Hurricane Katrina.
Dutch Dialogues 2 – 2008 – New Orleans
Dutch Dialogues 2 was held in October 2008 and brought together 60 experts to jointly develop illustrative solutions and design approaches that could make New Orleans more flood-proof, sustainable, resilient, and attractive from both urban design and economic perspectives.
The second Dutch Dialogues spun off similar Dutch-American interactions in New York, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and internationally in Taipei, Taiwan and Orangestad, Aruba. The resulting concepts and designs have been the topic of further study at Washington University in Saint Louis, University of Toronto, Tulane University, University of Virginia, University of New Orleans, Delft Technical University (The Netherlands), and Wageningen University (The Netherlands).
Author Richard Campanella and Han Meyer discuss the first two books in the Delta Urbanism series Delta Urbanism: New Orleans and Delta Urbanism: Netherlands.
Planning November 2005
Planning February 2003
Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., and David Waggonner of Waggonner and Ball Architects based in New Orleans discuss the purpose and outcomes of the Dutch Dialogues series held in New Orleans
Podcast with Dale Morris of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, on Dutch Dialogues
Learning Water Management from the Dutch