This work was carried out through the North Sea Region project BEGIN, led by Dordrecht.
Since 2016, 10 cities and 6 research institutes have co-developed BGI solutions. They have exchanged best practices to better deal with extreme weather events and enhance climate adaptation. And above all, they have improved the use and design of BGI through social innovation within their urban areas.
Read more about Dordrecht’s work in BEGIN’s Blue-Green Cities in the Spotlight series.
Conference: BGI in action
On October 20th, the city of Dordrecht will host the NEXT LEVEL 2021 Conference to celebrate the project’s achievements and to look ahead at future collaborations for climate adaptation and liveable cities. Given its history with flooding and its proactive approach to climate adaptation, Dordrecht provides a fitting setting for the in-person conference.
Attendees can look forward to keynote speeches from Senator Dr. Anjes Tjarks, City of Hamburg; Dr. Ir. Robert Snep, Wageningen University; Mckenna Davis, Ecologic Institute; Paul Sayers, Director of Sayers and Partners; and Jens Thoms Ivarsson, City of Gothenburg.
For an opportunity to deep dive into the many facets of liveable cities, NEXT LEVEL 2021 also offers four thematic sessions to choose from:
- Climate Adaptation and Nature-based solutions
- People, Society and Nature-based solutions
- Health, Wellbeing and Nature-based solutions
- Multifunctional and Multi-benefit Nature-based solutions
Join the NEXT LEVEL 2021 conference
he NEXT LEVEL 2021 conference takes place in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, on 20 October. The conference is partly hybrid, and space in both the online and in-person events is limited. Register today for free to discover the latest developments and channel your vision to shape liveable cities.
For more information on the NEXT LEVEL 2021 conference, visit nextlevel2021.eu.