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The Challenges & Opportunities of Making Cities Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive

Brighton Rock Lecture
10 June 2021 at 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM / South East England / Online

10 June 2021 at 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
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This event forms part of RTPI Online series 2021 brought to you by RTPI South East and University of Brighton.

We are in a climate & ecological emergency where we are already experiencing profound impacts on people, biodiversity and on our infrastructure; with floods affecting our homes, travel, utilities and environment and high temperatures impacting rail lines, roads and extreme weather causing disruption to our daily lives. Our infrastructure is complex, multifaceted and interdependent, failure of one part leads to the failure of the whole system, therefore we need to connect the dots using a ‘systems approach’ that requires diverse professionals working collaboratively at multiple levels. We have a huge opportunity to lead, innovate and not only make our infrastructure resilient to present and future impacts of climate change but also re-design it and our cities in general for the benefit of all sections of our society.

Anusha will explore real blockers to cities becoming sustainable, resilient and inclusive and also provide recommendations on how to break down silos and embed sustainability thinking from the outset of a project and how infrastructure professionals can work across sectors to create a sustainable, resilient and inclusive nation.

Speaker: Anusha Shah BEng, MSc, CEng, FICE

Anusha is a Director-Resilient Cities at Arcadis. She is also a Royal Academy of Engineering-Visiting Professor at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability and Inclusive Design. A Fellow with the Institution of Civil Engineers, she is the third woman and only BAME succeeding Vice President in 200 years. Recently she was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the Met Office, UK.

Anusha is an External Examiner at Leeds Beckett University and an honorary Professor at University of Wolverhampton. She is also Past Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board a charity working towards sustainable management of the Thames Estuary. She has specialisation in Water & Environmental Engineering with over 20 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes both in the UK and internationally. She sits on various industry NetZero groups and represents Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership and 50L Home Initiative at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The link to the webinar will be sent out a day before the event.