Resilience Matters

9 januari, 2018

Alleen door samenwerking en uitwisseling van kennis en ideeën creëren we de verandering die we nodig hebben om de ecologische, economische en sociale uitdagingen van onze steden aan te gaan. Daarom nodigen we je graag uit voor ‘Resilience Matters’: hét evenement dat Europese denkers en doeners samenbrengt die zich in hun stad inzetten voor veerkracht en duurzaamheid.

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On this one-day event, we are going to discuss strategies face-to-face to enhance city’s resilience. Becoming more resilient means striving to improve the ability to bounce back and grow even stronger in the face of the chronic stresses and unexpected shocks. As such, city resilience is a continuous challenge for communities, institutions and businesses to address the current social, economic and environmental transitions, which are so often interconnected.

Sharing experiences coming from a diverse group of European cities, we will address the following questions:

  • How to identify resilience challenges and opportunities?
  • How to join forces to co-create cities of the future?
  • How to move beyond experiments and mainstream innovative practices?

Resilience Matters is the final event of the Urbact Resilient Europe programme. It will take place in Rotterdam, a dynamic port city known for its innovation and bold experiments. Participants are warmly invited to explore Rotterdam and its resilience projects by joining the optional excursion programme at 21st March afternoon.

The excursion will include the floating pavilion (a stepping stone to floating communities), one of the four water squares (a playground that accommodates excess water in case of heavy rainfall), a transition programme for social resilience in neighbourhoods and Blue City (former tropical swimming pool that serves as an incubator for circular entrepreneurship, and also the venue of our event).

Are you interested in joining Resilience Matters? Participation is free of charge. Registration will open in January 2018: follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to stay tuned or send an email to for the latest updates on the event.