Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta 2023

Eurodelta Knowledge Platform

06 juli 2023

The Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta explores the potential developments for the region of Eurodelta while creating an environment for creative ideas from the urban thinkers of the next generation. This year’s conference was made up of a three-day lunch forum on 20, 21 and 22 of March and a two-day online symposium on the 11 and 12 of May.

As we conclude, the third year of Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta in June 2023, this catalog compiles the students/ participants contributions to the Eurodelta.

Our journey started from scratch, with a focus on empowering young planners and designers in transnational planning and development. We’ve learned from each other and we look forward to continue this relationship and exchange.

This catalog showcases the collective efforts and insights gained during Next Generation Podium for Eurodelta 2023, emphasizing the importance of involving the youth in the shaping of our urban environments. We extend our gratitude to participants, organizations, and supporters. Join us in exploring the rich content and findings within these pages.

Together, let’s forge a more inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable future for our cities and regions, even across the borders.

After the success of the first two editions, we hosted a third edition of the Next Generation Podium to continue to explore further the future developments of the Eurodelta. This edition’s program was open to students, young researchers and professionals working in the field of architecture, design, urban studies, economic geography, and spatial planning. Bringing in around 170 participants from over 16 universities to collaborate and contribute to the development of the Eurodelta megaregion.

In alliance with the SURE (Strategic Urban Region Eurodelta) Network, this year’s Next Generation Podium was also connected to the New York Water Week to bring back the focus on vulnerable delta regions.


Whats Next ?


We present the culmination of three transformative years of the Next Generation Podium (NGP). Over 300 participants and 50 organizations, including cities, regions, design offices, and companies, have contributed to this remarkable exchange. 

Over the course of  the last  three years, the Next Generation Podium (NGP) has gained valuable insights and experience in working across three scales of actions  (city/metropolitan region, national, Eurodelta), understanding three stepped decision-making process (design, upscale, impact) providing  three types of outputs  (vision, strategy, action plan) . However, this journey has also revealed several research gaps in cross-border spatial planning and design. The challenges faced in the delta region continue to persist, exacerbated by the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels. These pressing issues necessitate actions that transcend political and administrative borders. 

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This edition followed three themes: Circular Delta, Accessible Delta, and Fluid Delta. They were discussed in depth with series of different speakers who shared their knowledge and experience from various fields.

More information about these presentation can be found here.



Coming from three separate nations who all advocated for a heavy emphasis on cross-border cooperation, they helped with addressing issues that are currently affecting the Eurodelta.



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