Resilience by Design

Resilient Semarang

Matthijs Bouw/One/KotaKita

Matthijs Bouw, SAS professor Simon Richter and The Water Center at Penn are members of the One Resilient Semarang team for Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)-initiated Water as Leverage challenge. 

The Water as Leverage challenge focuses on resilience to climate and urban risks in three cities across Southeast Asia: Semarang, Indonesia; Khulna, Bangladesh; and Chennai, India. For each city, two teams comprised of international and local members have been selected to develop resilience plans that “bridge the gap between plans and projects between a siloed technocratic approach and an inclusive process that connects all stakeholders from day one,” according to RVO. See their report here.