The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 presents along with Van Alen Institute and University of Florida at the UNESCO World Field Laboratory 2016

The UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture (UNESCO Chair, led by Profs. Lucio Barbera & Anne Irene Del Monaco, Sapienza Universita di Roma) with the Consortium for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU, led by Profs. Martha Kohen & Nancy Clark, University of Florida), and the University of Florida are co-organizing a two week international workshop examining specific problems of sea level rise and its related effects on urban structures and infrastructures as exemplified in the Miami-Dade region and applicable world-wide.

The workshop will commence with scholars, students and professionals gathering in New York to discuss these pressing issues before traveling to Miami and subsequently the University of Florida to participate in a 5-day interdisciplinary workshop intended to generate integrated proposals for urban resiliency (March 7th-11th). There, participants will investigate urban and environmental vulnerabilities with regional experts and policy makers visiting key sites for visioning.

Landscape architect Claire Agre, of West 8 New York, along with the Van Alen Institute, will co-present the research and insights from the Changing Course Competition, and in particular West 8’s proposal “The Giving Delta.” Discussion of long-term resilience strategies for the Lower Mississippi River Delta will be contrasted with those in New York Metro Area and in South Florida. This field trip will conclude on Saturday 12th of March with a public forum at the University of Florida College of Design Construction and Planning.

For more information regarding this field laboratory, please visit official website of The Florida Climate Institute (FCI) or contact nmclark@ufl.eduTo register please contact