NEXT LEVEL 2021
I followed NEXTLEVEL2021 on 20 October 2021 when Dordrecht hosted about 150 European professionals in the field of climate-resilient cities. As main partner of the European project BEGIN (Blue Green Infrastructures through Social Innovation), it is organizing this NEXT LEVEL 2021: a one-day hybrid (both physically in the Energy House and digitally online) conference on nature-based solutions for liveable and climate-resilient cities. NEXT LEVEL 2021 is the final conference of BEGIN, a collaboration since 2016 between 10 European cities and 6 knowledge institutions. In recent years, they have worked together on solutions to better deal with extreme weather conditions in their urban areas. The starting point for the solutions is always that relevant local parties in a city or district, including the inhabitants, be involved. Central to this is how this is achieved with an eye for residents, biodiversity, health and the living environment.