To date her masterpiece is the realization of the RDM Campus in Rotterdam : an innovative learning and working environment for students and entrepreneurs in the Port of Rotterdam. This large center is located at the former shipyard of the Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM). She led the pioneering team and I was responsible for the strategic development, the acquisition of partners, the incubator and the commercial and marketing activities of the campus. She has been its overall director from 2007 till 2014.
As of July 2015 I started my own company for strategic advice and project management in city development : Urban Impact.
Currently I am transferring my RDM experience to the redevelopment of the Werkspoorkwartier in Utrecht. I joined Erfgoed Werkspoor Utrecht as a developer. Next to this I work as a Program Manager of the Rotterdam Centre for Climate Resilient Delta Cities on behalf of a consortium of leading firms, knowledge institutions and government organizations in the field of water and delta technology and design.
Nanco Dolman is Leading Professional Water Resilience in Urban Areas at Royal HaskoningDHV and has a Masters of Science, Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology (1998) and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, majoring in Landscape Design from Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (2008).
Nanco is also part time lecturer Adaptive Urban Development at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. And since 1998, Nanco has been the strategic advisor of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for airport water management, water assessment and other water challenges related to airport planning.
As one of the Dutch front runners in Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD), Nanco is specialized in bridging water resilient design and engineering in making cities less vulnerable to water extremes, urban heat, degrading environments and ongoing population growth.
Nanco is involved in adaptation strategies for delta cities, like the ‘Bangkok Adaptive City 2045’ (Chao Phraya River, Thailand), the ‘Rotterdam Adaptation Strategy’ (Meuse River, the Netherlands), the ‘Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan’ (Mississippi River, USA)” and in the ‘Comprehensive Urban Water Strategy for Hoboken’ (Hudson River, USA). Since 1998, Nanco has been the strategic advisor of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for airport water management, water assessment and other water challenges related to airport planning.
Steven Slabbers is director Bosch Slabbers landscape + urban design, a private company (24 employees) in the field of landscape architecture, urban planning and delta-development.
Steven is a landscape architect specialized in water related issues. He is an international known expert in the field of delta planning, development and design. In the Netherlands he led for the last four years the Design studio for the Dutch South Western Delta and participated in the National Delta Atelier.
In the US and Vietnam Steven was key-advisor in projects as Building America’s Water City, a comprehensive, integrated & sustainable water management strategy for greater New Orleans (2010-2013) and the Climate Adaptation Strategy for Ho Chi Minh City (2012-2014). Steven is a regular participant in the so-called Dutch Dialogues ; high pressure workshops in which Dutch experts work together with local experts, connecting Dutch experience and local knowledge. He participated in Dutch Dialogues in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Miami and Saint Louis.
Steven is member of the team that developed the ‘Living with the Bay’ concept, one of the six winners in the prestigious Rebuild by Design competition in New York. Steven always is searching for solutions that both work and add value ; solutions that improve safety and guarantee the availability of fresh water, but at the same time makes the area much more attractive to live, to stay, to work and add ecological resilience.