Sea Level Rise Adaptation in Vancouver Region

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(This event is by invitation only)

The University of British Columbia, the Consulate General of the Netherlands and Dudoc Vancouver are organizing a kick-off event to assess interest in collaborating on a cross-cultural initiative between the Netherlands and Canada focusing on sea level rise (SLR) adaptation in the Vancouver Region.

SLR is a major challenge for our region. This is at once an incredible challenge and opportunity to explore how spatial design strategies can help solve SLR adaptation while simultaneously linking urban development, ecological revitalization as well as opportunities of energy generation, food provisioning and recreation.

As a small, densely populated country partially situated below sea level, the Dutch have a long history of manipulating the physical landscape in order to respond to evolving social, economic and environmental issues. We believe the Vancouver and Lower Mainland region can benefit from this expertise. At the same time, there are numerous local and regional initiatives, experts and industry leaders that might benefit from knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The purpose of the kick-off meeting is to get ideas, feedback and input on developing a collaborative platform between Dutch and Vancouver-based design, engineering and policy experts.

Date: April 12, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Location: Dudoc Vancouver
#100-1445 W Georgia St
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Vancouver, BC

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