10-04-2014 Study on potential of floating urbanization in delta cities

Together with the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the BlueRevolution Foundation DeltaSync is conducting research on the potential of floating urbanization for individual delta cities around the world. The BlueRevolution strategy is used as a starting point for the research. Whether the strategy will be successful depends on multiple factors. Each of these factors will be researched in its own phase.

The project contains 5 phases:

  1. Urban metabolism (CO2 and nutrient cycles)
  2. Current and future land scarcity
  3. Potential food and energy production through floating development
  4. Evaluation of suitability for floating urbanization in various cities
  5. Implementation strategy for most promising cities

DeltaSync is currently working on the first phase. In this phase the nutrient cycles of three promising delta cities are being mapped in order to determine how these nutrients can be reused to produce food and biomass. In the research two methods are used which will be compared to each other.


08-07-2013 Flood proofing critical infrastructure of Dordrecht

A case study on the critical infrastructure of Dordrecht has been carried out by students Tom den Ouden and Bob Souwer from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. The objective was to look for quick-wins in flood proofing hotspot buildings within a critical infrastructure...[more]


24-06-2013 Connecting to the Floating Future

The Community of Practice Floating Construction (CoP) organized 'Connecting to the Floating Future', the 20th of june. The next step in collecting, sharing and building knowledge in the field of floating construction.[more]



27-03-2013 Newsletter

The latest DeltaSync newsletter is released.[more]


25-01-2013 BBC: Should we build new cities at sea?

BBC News interview with Bart Roeffen from DeltaSync at the Floating Pavilion in Rotterdam and the floating homes in Delft.

Link to BBC News[more]


23-12-2012 Seasons greetings

Our best wishes for a white Christmas and a bright New Year on a Blue Planet

[more]


19-11-2012 Public lecture: Blue Revolution

'About 70% of the earth surface is still used inefficiently. While on the land a transition has been made to organized agriculture, on the water we are still basically hunters and gatherers', according to Rutger de Graaf, lector Adaptive construction at the knowledge centre...[more]


26-10-2012 First watervillas launched in the Harnaschpolder of Delft

With great public attention and in the presence of Delft council member Stephan Brandligt (sustainable development), the first two floating foundations were launched. An exciting moment, because even for the builders it is not an ordinary job. Floating buildings are still a...[more]


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