Transdisciplinary knowledge for climate-resilient urban development is urgently needed, but highly underdeveloped. Sea-level rise, land subsidence, extreme rain, and drought: climate change brings new risks for real estate and infrastructure, especially in urbanized, low-lying deltas. Our cities are valuable assets: as high-quality and inclusive places, as economic drivers, as investments. Adaptation to a changing climate is crucial to retain these diverse values, particularly for the most vulnerable people and assets.

The project RED&BLUE (Real Estate Development and Building in Low Urban Environment) has been granted a 5 million Euros subsidy by the NWA, the Dutch Research Agenda, organized by the Dutch Research Council, NWO. This project brings together investors, planners, and managers of real estate and infrastructure and academics from relevant disciplines.

RED&BLUE is coordinated by prof. dr. Ellen van Bueren, Urban Area Development, TU Delft. From AMS Institute Gerben Mol will participate in this project with a focus on the case studies in Amsterdam.

“With a series of actual case studies in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam/Dordrecht that are well-connected to the research work packages, the findings of the RED&BLUE project can result in true impact in future-proofing the world of real estate and urban infrastructure.”

Gerben Mol

Program Developer Climate Resilient Cities

Consortium: Delft University of Technology, VU Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research, Maastricht University, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht University, Deltares, AMS Institute, Vereniging Delta Metropool, Arcadis, APG, Bouwinvest, PGGM, Cushman & Wakefield, Waternet AGV, Municipality of Amsterdam, Municipality of Rotterdam, Municipality of Dordrecht, Province Noord-Holland, Vesteda, Verbond van Verzekeraars, Sustainable Finance Lab, Stichting Kennis Gebiedsontwikkeling, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), National Delta Programme, Province Zuid-Holland, Urban Land Institute (UK).