Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
International Delta Conference—Redesigning Deltas
Design for transformative change: evidence, agency, cross-disciplinary knowledge

The conference is organised by the Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme—Redesigning Deltas, Delft University of Technology with Convergence Alliance-Resilient Delta.

Co-hosted by:
The City of Rotterdam
Deltares
IHE Delft
The Delta Alliance
Wageningen University & Research
The Delta commissioner
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Organisation committee:
Chris Zevenbergen, TU Delft/ IHE Delft (Conference Chair)
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, TU Delft A+BE (Lead Conference Organiser)
Arjan van Timmeren, TU Delft/ Convergence Alliance-Resilient Delta
Kim van Nieuwaal, Delta Alliance
Nikki Brand, TU Delft/ Convergence Alliance-Resilient Delta
Ellen Tromp, Deltares
Fransje Hooimeijer, TU Delft A+BE
Geneviève Girard, TU Delft Strategy Development
Francesca Rizzetto, TU Delft A+BE
Luca Iuorio, TU Delft A+BE

RDD Scientific committee:
Chris Zevenbergen, TU Delft/ IHE Delft
Bas Jonkman , TU Delft CEG
Eric Luiten, TU Delft A+BE
Thijs Asselberg, TU Delft A+BE
Marcel Hertogh, TU Delft CEG
Neelke Doorn, TU Delft TPM
Geert Teisman, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Petra Hellegers, Wageningen University & Research
Bart van den Hurk, Deltares
Ellen Tromp, Deltares
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, TU Delft A+BE
Fransje Hooimeijer, TU Delft A+BE
Nikki Brand, TU Delft / Convergence Alliance-Resilient Delta

Technical Committee:
Sigwela Augustin, TU Delft A+BE
Rianne Reijnders, TU Delft A+BE

Exhibition Committee:
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, TU Delft A+BE
Francesca Rizzetto, TU Delft A+BE
Luca Iuorio, TU Delft A+BE
Isabella Trabucco, TU Delft A+BE
Monserratt Cortes Macias, TU Delft A+BE
​​​​​​​Enzo Yap, TU Delft A+BE

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In person attendance of the conference at the Kunsthal and TU Delft venues are by invitation only.
A public online livestream is available without invitation. If you would like to receive the livestream link, please register here: https://www.aanmelder.nl/rdd-conference/subscribe

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International Delta Conference—Redesigning Deltas
Design for transformative change:
evidence, agency, cross-disciplinary knowledge
We are at crossroads. Our deltas face unprecedented stressors, such as an ever-increasing sea level threat, a major task to renew aging infrastructure, and disruptive transitions. We need to radically change our current delta practice in the Netherlands and beyond. There is still too much emphasis on short-term interventions, while it is more important than ever to collectively build long-term pathways to sustainable and inclusive deltas. Interactions between design, critical design thinking, and cross-disciplinarity studies offer an approach for questioning, understanding and changing socio-ecological relations shaping delta futures. 
The conference program will address the current status and future challenges of our deltas, centered on design and design-based approaches to jointly identify these pathways. Convergence Alliance-Resilient Delta, The City of Rotterdam, TU Delft, Deltares, IHE Delft, The Delta Alliance, Wageningen University & Research, the Delta commissioner, and the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency will co-host the conference.
We are a community of academia, practitioners and policy makers from across the world building this new approach during the Redesigning Deltas International Conference. This conference is a unique opportunity to inspire change, we hope to co-create these new design-based pathways together. On behalf of the Redesigning Deltas team and co-hosting partners, we welcome you on the 16th-18th of June.
The program includes plenary and hybrid parallel sessions, roundtables, excursions, design exhibition and side events.
RDD Conference Detailed Programme (pdf)

 

 

                                        

 

 

 

 

[Image poster: Wadden Sea 2100. Author: Nicole Garcia, 2020]

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