LILA Living Landscapes works on research, design and strategies for green healthy cities and landscapes. LILA has a special focus and expertise in co-creative green healthy city development, (re-)creating value for sensitive cultural and heritage landscapes, water heritage systems and ecology. Nature and heritage inspired solutions can help our society adapt climate change and mitigate its impact.
As a landscape researcher and designer I work on research, strategies and design for healthy cities and landscapes with a special focus on (historical) water systemsMore about me
Room for the Rooi: 3 lessons from the past for future water sensitive planning on Curaçao
Caribbean small island states like Curaçao with a semi-arid climate and limited fresh water resources are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the climate crises. Time to share the 3 most important lessons from to past that may help to adapt to and mitigate the consequences of the climate crisis.
Thirsty Cities | Project funding for case study Curaçao
The research proposal Thirsty Cities - Curaçao received funding from the Creative Industry Fund NL. Because of the historical connection with the (former) Netherlands Antilles and its fresh water challenges as small island states at the forefront of climate change this design study focuses on the integration of nature- and heritage-based designs solution in spatial developments for a resilient future on the island state of Curaçao.
Circular Water Stories
The research project Circular Water Stories explores what we can learn from historical water systems in terms of the interaction and engagement between people & water, when building resilient and valuable waterscapes for the future. The project is funded by NWO / KIEM.
Vision and Method
I believe valuable knowledge to create healthy cities and landscapes can be found in our past. If we are able to combine this with todays knowledge it will help us to develop healthy and resilient cities and landscapes for the future