Cities with waterfronts are continuing to battle against climate change and weather
phenomena. Progressive cities like New york, Madrid, Sydney and Rotterdam have
successfully combined revitalization with flood resiliency. How do these cities manage,
administer and program their waterfronts? What should be the role of the municipality?
How can we maintain long-term continuity in the face of constantly changing political
representation and can waterway transport be a catalyst for park and city development?
Good design in other cities has balanced active, passive and even naturalized zones. How
can these lessons be implemented locally?

Moderator: Martin Barry • Director • reSITE • New York

Barbara Wilks • Founder • W Architecture and Landscape Architecture • New York
Gines Garrido • Burgos & Garrido Architects • Madrid
Pavla Melkova • Head • Office for Public Space • Prague

In discussion with
Winy Maas • Co-Founder • MVRDV • Rotterdam
Adrian Benepe • Director of City Park Development • Trust for Public Land • Former Commissioner of Parks, City of New York • New York
Maria Aiolova • Co-Founder • Terreform 1 • New York
Vladimir Sitta • Founder • Terragram • Prague • Sydney

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