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Dutch Dialogues® Virginia

Learning from the Netherlands, water infrastructure challenges equal design opportunities in Virginia.

Dutch Dialogues® Virginia integrates regional planning to direct redevelopment and address flooding in coastal and riverine conditions.

In the Hampton Roads region—specifically the cities of Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News—tidal flooding and storm surge are prime water management challenges.

Examining bay, harbor, river, and inland stream conditions, the Dutch Dialogues® workshops sought opportunities that increase value and safety at multiple scales: region, city, and neighborhood.


Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
City of Norfolk
City of Hampton



Project Area

3,730 SQ MI


AIA LA 2021 Merit Award


Royal Embassy of the Netherlands
American Planning Association Arcadis
Work Program Architects,
Moffat & Nichol