July 27, 2022 - 6:00 pm
July 27, 2022 - 7:00 pm
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LEADERSHIP, SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & RESILIENCE
by Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, Netherlands
ROTTERDAM RESILIENT CITY (Rotterdam Resilient City – Resilient Rotterdam)
Toughness, elasticity, and the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; that is the meaning of resilience in a nutshell. Developments such as climate change, digitalization, the new economy, and globalization bring new opportunities and risks. Cities that are able to anticipate and respond to these dynamics are best placed to tap into growth opportunities.
A resilient city is a city that is able to recover quickly from an incident, crisis or setback, and to come out stronger. To a delta and port city like Rotterdam, resilience is, therefore, of essential importance. The Resilience Strategy will ensure that Rotterdam will be prepared to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the future. Guided by an underlying vision containing multiple objectives and tens of action campaigns, Rotterdam will do all that is within its power over the next few years to enhance the city’s resilience – to make absolutely sure that we are ready for the 21st century!
Rotterdam is known throughout the world as a city that shows vision, courage, and perseverance; as a strong, assertive, and resilient city. In order to maintain this level of resilience in the future, we will factor in the opportunities and risks of new developments. Resilience is the new robust.
Can’t wait to learn more until the lecture? Check out the following podcast & webinar:
- Smart Cities World – Urban Exchange Podcast – Urban Exchange Episode 2: Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, City of Rotterdam
- CLC Webinar on Resilient Rotterdam: Green City Lungs for COVID Recovery – YouTube