Building Resilient Cities

Matthijs Bouw
Internationally renowned Dutch architect Matthijs Bouw discusses today’s increased attention to urban resilience – preparing cities for challenges ranging from climate change to threats of a pandemic or cyberattack to the more chronic stresses of inadequate infrastructure.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio
From the effects of climate change to threats of a pandemic or cyberattack to the more chronic stresses of inadequate infrastructure, cities face a growing range of challenges in the 21st century. Planners are being urged to take those concerns into account in drawing up projects and policies.

Internationally renowned Dutch architect Matthijs Bouw discusses the increased attention to urban resilience—“the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”

Bouw is the founder of One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE), an award-winning design and planning firm with offices in Amsterdam and New York. His Library presentation is co-presented by the Kansas City Design Center and the City Manager’s Office of Kansas City. The reception is made possible by Burns & McDonnellConfluenceVireo, and Phronesis.