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Coastal Resiliency

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Steffen Nijhuis, Delft University, The Netherlands, and Dr. Brian Cook, University of South Florida will present “Adaptive Coastal Design & Resilient Urban Landscapes: The Dutch Approach” and “Incorporative Planning in Coastal Environments: Putting It All Together.” Registration is required.

In the Netherlands, people have lived at or below sea level for hundreds of years. Their history is one involving a constant struggle with water, for safety but also prosperity. Today the country is thriving, and has adopted progressive planning approaches toward building cities, commerce, tourism and quality of life in the region.

Dr. Steffen Nijhuis is Head of Landscape Architecture Research and is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology. TU Delft is the preeminent coastal resiliency university in the world, working at the interface of landscape, urban design, engineering and economy.

Dr. Brian Cook is working on a comprehensive assessment and mitigation project with Hillsborough County. The study establishes a new precedent for coastal and flood resiliency, recognized with a ‘Future of the Region’ award by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and a Hillsborough County Planning and Design Award.

Sponsored by: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF); Committee of the Islands (COTI); Captiva Erosion Prevention District; and the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department


March 5
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bailey Homestead Preserve
1300 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States
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(239) 472-1932