13 December 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00

Societal Discussion #2: Rotterdam - Resilient Delta City: Strategy, Implementation and Mainstreaming

Arnoud Molenaar will speak on The City of Rotterdam's Resilience Strategy

This Series: Complexity & Society

This academic year at the CCSS we are holding two series of lectures. Under our 'Complexity & Society' series, we host guest lectures from individuals from industry and academia, covering a variety of domains, with the aim of uncovering how complex systems studies is being used (or can be used) to help alleviate societal problems. Please see our upcoming Events for details on our other lecture series.


Arnoud Molenaar is the Chief Resilience Officer of the city of Rotterdam. His work aims to design, initiate and manage Climate Proof programs for the city of Rotterdam. In doing so, there is an emphasis on developing Rotterdam's Resilience Strategy through which a series of projects are underway targeting cyber, environmental and socio-technical challenges. The city of Rotterdam joined the 100 Resilient City campaign of the Rockefeller Foundation. The campaign appoints a Chief Resilience Offcier to coordinate, initiate and inspire more resilient cities.


Rotterdam is facing several challenges including climate change, urbanization, digitization and the energy transition. From a resilience perspective, it is important to anticipate and benefit from these disruptive transitions. Therefore, the city of Rotterdam has developed an integrated resilience strategy. This strategy is focused on both the physical and social challenges of the city. During the implementation phase of the strategy, Rotterdam must invest in knowledge development and exchange knowledge with other members of the 100 Resilient Cities Network.

Location: Centre for Complex Systems Studies, room 4.16, Minnaert Building, Leuvenlaan 4, De Uithof, Utrecht

Entrance and lunch are provided free of charge.

Please signup before 11th December.

Start date and time
13 December 2019 12:00
End date and time
13 December 2019 13:00