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Resilient Design Seminar

Emirates Stadium

The Sustainable Cities GRP at the University is hosting a talk by Professor Jon Coaffee on Friday 13th May at 12 noon entitle “Resilient Design and the search for combinational expertise”. The talk draws on the results from a number of interdisciplinary and inter-professional EU-wide and RCUK projects focused on how resilience is operationalised in cities.

In recent years, resilience ideas have extended the performance of traditional risk management and sought to advance ways of coping and thriving in an uncertain and volatile future. These ideas are premised upon advancing an all-encompassing, integrated approach to engage with future uncertainty. As a result of the frequency and severity of recent crises that have channeled attention to vulnerable physical assets cities have become central to this refocusing.

This talk will map a transition from protection to resilience in how a range of built environment professionals have sought to deal with complex risk and the tensions elicited in the paradigm shift/transition from risk management towards resilience. It will also highlight the implications for organisational governance in seeking holistic and integrated ways of assessing risk across multiple systems, networks and scales and how social and physical scientists need to integrate their expertise.

Date: Friday 13th May

Time: 12 noon

Venue: S0.20/21 Social Sciences Building, University of Warwick

Wed 27 Apr 2016, 12:23 | Tags: Sustainable Cities GRP