Living Lab ‘Ruimtelijke Adaptie’ Dordrecht

Due to the increased flood risk in Dordrecht, three regional governments (municipality, province and water management) have agreed on the ambition to make Dordrecht in 2050 climate adaptive. In 2020, the design for this ambition should be realized. The living lab is initiated in order to initiate and evaluate projects initiated in order to stimulate the Dordt’s climate adaptive capacity.

GDS activities

The GDS is partner in the lab. It brings in academic expert knowledge. Also it advices the municipality in how it can prevent the so-called ‘pilot paradox’ (i.e. the reason why a pilot succeeds, might be reason why it in reality fails). Thereby, GDS helps the municipality to upscale solutions within the city.