Urban resilience is now headline news. How our towns and cities respond to shocks caused by pandemics, climate change, and other hazardous events is subject to wide debate, and is vividly captured in the current call to ‘build back better’.
This event looks to stimulate a discussion about what makes places resilient and how policy-makers can promote more resilient towns and cities. Recent research highlights the importance of incorporating a wide-range of expertise and viewpoints in promoting more resilient futures for cities, but also raises questions as to how the concept of resilience is framed.
In this seminar we will explore some of the most contemporary themes of research into urban resilience, drawing on policy and academic perspectives, in order to highlight future directions for urban resilience thinking and consider the implications for the governance of our towns, cities and city-regions.
Following talks from our key speakers, guests will be invited into breakout rooms to workshop ideas around the topics of: Resilience and Justice; Resilience to Extreme Events; Resilience of the Cardiff City Region.