APA Professional Study Tour to the
Netherlands: Coastal Planning, Floods, and Hard and Soft Approaches to Hazard Mitigation
May 26–May 31, 2013
What can the Netherlands show U.S.
landscape architects about urban and rural water management and coastal
See for yourself on a five-day study tour organized by the American
Planning Association. The tour will explore Holland's urban, coastal, and
inland infrastructure. You’ll learn how those approaches apply to U.S. coastal
regions—and your community.
Registration closes April 25. ASLA
members get the APA member discount. Sign up today!
See Rotterdam's famous sea gates as well as numerous Delta
Works projects designed to protect the Dutch coast against flooding. Visit
Amsterdam's Watergraafsmeer and IJburg neighborhoods plus the Eastern Docklands
project. Share ideas with design professionals while you learn about:
- incorporating water management into urban,
inland, and coastal planning
- adopting a multiple-defense approach to
adaptation and hazard mitigation
- projecting the benefits and costs of hard and
- living with water, deriving value from water,
and protecting against water
As an added feature, you’ll hear Renee
Jones-Bos, the Netherlands' former ambassador to the United States, present the
2013L'Enfant Lecture, cosponsored by the National Building Museum.
Explore the itinerary.
See travel and lodging details.