Design Contest Leaders Seek Disaster-Minded Urban Planners

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Read a featured article about Resilience by Design University (RBD U).

There are two governing realities that preoccupy the world of urban design in the 21st century: People are moving to cities en masse and those cities are often on the front lines of climate change.

“It’s an urban world and part of the urbanization is it takes places on the edges of the world,” said Henk Ovink, the Netherlands’ special envoy for international water affairs.

His remarks were delivered before a roomful of design, architecture and planning students who will soon be building and rebuilding cities for a planet much different than that of their forebears. 

The weekend-long event… click here to read more