The Hague’s Resilience Journey

The Hague hosted its Agenda-Setting Workshop on December 1, 2016 and released a report on the workshop’s activities in February 2017.

The Hague’s Resilience Story

Known as the international city of peace and justice, the Hague has built a strong reputation as the home to key international organizations, including the International Criminal Court. The city’s long-term resilience depends on cybersecurity, and The Hague has explicitly focused on security innovations and the development of resilience in the face of cyber-attacks. However, continuous technological development requires the city and its partners to continue to strengthen security and monitor for vulnerabilities in its digital infrastructure.

The Hague’s coastal location below sea level also provides a challenge to the city’s future resilience. Although the city has centuries of experience confronting water management challenges, climate change and the resulting rise in sea levels has led the city to develop innovative solutions to its ongoing water management concerns.  The Hague has recently installed a large artificial sand bank which waves and wind will naturally spread along the coast, resulting in enhanced coastal protection and new natural and recreational areas.


SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Crime / Violence
  • Cyber Attack
  • Displaced Populations / Migrants
  • Inadequate Infrastructure
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Water Insecurity

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

The Hague's CRO

Prior to becoming The Hague’s first Chief Resilience Officer, Anne-Marie Hitipeuw worked for City of The Hague’s International Programme as Senior Strategic Advisor. She developed programmes on Big Data for Peace and Humanity, Urban Security and Water Diplomacy. She played a key role in the process of the City of The Hague becoming a member the 100 Resilient Cities Network.

At the City Planning Department, she developed the policy framework for the urban investment agenda of The Hague and was project manager of The Hague’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan.

Before joining the City of The Hague, Anne-Marie worked for the engineering firm Arup on eco-cities in Beijing and Shanghai. She introduced decision support tools in the urban design process and worked with CBRE and other partners on models for measurement of the sustainability of cities. She gained expertise in the modelling work while working for the Environmental Simulation Center in New York City.

For UN-Habitat, she evaluated the implementation of Local Agenda 21 in Nairobi, Kenya. Anne-Marie holds an MSc in Urban Planning from the Technical University of Delft and an MA in Geography from the University Utrecht.

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