Back to All Events

Kansas City Public Library - Building Resilient Cities

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:30 PM
Location: Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch
Address: 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO

From the effects of climate change to threats of a pandemic or cyberattack to the more chronic stresses of inadequate infrastructure, cities face a growing range of challenges in the 21st century. Planners are being urged to take those concerns into account in drawing up projects and policies.

Internationally renowned Dutch architect Matthijs Bouw discusses the increased attention to urban resilience—“the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”

Bouw is the founder of One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE), an award-winning design and planning firm with offices in Amsterdam and New York. His Library presentation is co-presented by the Kansas City Design Center and the City Manager’s Office of Kansas City.

RSVP for this FREE event here: