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Planning for Resilient Cities

Celebrating World Town Planning Day
08 November 2022 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM / South West England / International / United Kingdom / Online

08 November 2022 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
RTPI - Webinar, Online Event, Multimedia Training, Online, United Kingdom, 000000
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On World Town Planning Day, RTPI South West in conjunction with the RTPI International Network are delighted to be hosting a webinar about Resilient Cities. 

According to the Resilient Cities Network:

  • Urban resilience is the capacity of a city’s systems, businesses, institutions, communities, and individuals to survive, adapt, and grow, no matter what chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.

  • It demands that cities look holistically at their capacities and their risks, including through meaningful engagement with the most vulnerable members of a community. This is not easy work.

  • Planning for a resilient urban future requires tackling challenges and creating solutions in a place-based, integrated, inclusive, risk-aware, and forward-looking manner.

This webinar will discuss what Urban Resilience has meant for planning with speakers including:

  1. An introduction to urban resilience
    Laura Frost, Associate Direction for Climate Change & Sustainability Consulting at Arup

  2. The new urban agenda and links with the Sustainable Development Goals
    Beatrice Crabb, International Lead at RTPI

  3. UK Case Study Keeping Bristol Cool!
    Alex Minshul, Bristol City Council

  4. Global programmes, local contexts: Implementing the 100 Resilient Cities Programme in Durban South Africa
    Professor Catherine Sutherland, University of Kwazulu-Natal

  5. European Case Study: Tratolixo circular waste project
    This current project using new technology in Portugal will support about 800 000 inhabitants near Lisbon.
    João Teixeira, President of Tratolixo and former president of ECTP-CEU.

  6. What next for urban resilience?
    Laura Frost, Associate Direction for Climate Change & Sustainability Consulting at Arup


If you are unable to attend the live webinar, do still book this event as you will then have access to the recording to watch in your own time.