Rotterdam Convening 2024

IFHP and VDM collaboration

We are delighted to announce an upcoming event, the Rotterdam Convening, which will take place on 7th and 8th June 2024. This event, part of Rotterdam Architecture Month, is designed to facilitate knowledge exchange and deepen the collaboration between the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) and Vereniging Deltametropool (VDM).

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Over the past twelve months, The International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) and Vereniging Deltametropool (VDM) have been diligently fostering a strong collaboration. Following a Convening in London in October 2023, which resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, and a successful Network of Networks brainstorming session in April 2024, both organizations are now taking the next step in connecting their members.


  • Strategies for Healthy Cities
  • Strategies for Climate Adaptation
  • Enhancing Inclusion in Public Spaces
  • Exploring Garden Cities as a Source of Inspiration
  • Learning from Housing and Planning Strategies in Different Countries



Friday 7th June

11:00-13:00 Presentation/keynote in Nieuwe Instituut

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Guided Site Visit Katendrecht/ Rijnhaven​

17:00-18:00 Network borrel

Saturday 8th June

10:00-12:00 Guided Site Visits Museumpark as Festival Heart

13:30-17:00 Bauhaus of the Seas (optional)​


Partnership IFHP-VDM

VDM and IFHP share a common vision, focusing on urban and societal development with a high quality of life as their primary objective. Collaborating on this agenda brings together both the local context and global perspectives to tackle challenges with sustainable and socially equitable spatial development, planning and housing. While VDM focuses on the Eurodelta and IFHP represents the broader international context. This collaboration led to the establishment of a formal partnership with a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a shared vision and action plan from 2024 onwards. 

Travel & Accommodations

Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. We can assist with hotel reservations at Motel One Rotterdam. If you require a hotel room, please send an email to

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This convening provides a unique opportunity for collaborative engagement and exchange of ideas between our organizations. We encourage all members to save the date and plan to join us for this enriching event.

Participation is for partners and members from IFHP and VDM only. Further details will follow soon. Please feel free to share the invitation to your peers, members/networks of IFHP and VDM, for an interesting Convening.


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