Opportunities for coastal cities
Blue21 architect, Barbara Dal Bo Zanon, and co-founder, Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther, gave a presentation at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) on 29th of May, on the topic of Floating production of energy and food as opportunity for coastal circular cities. They explained how we could close the carbon and nutrient cycles and enhance resilience of coastal delta cities by introducing floating development. Barbara firstly presented her paper published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2017, and continued to explain how we came to design concepts and brought floating projects to realisation based on our research findings. Examples given included the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam and the sustainable Floating Island Project in French Polynesia.