Designing City Resilience 2015

Location: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
Date: 17/06/2015

A city’s resilience impacts on the quality of life of its citizens and the health of its economy. Stability and certainty encourage the entrepreneurship, investment and international trade essential to a city’s long-term prosperity and growth.

It is also important to recognise how the interdependence of systems, professions, vision, leadership, technology and design creativity can create cities resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges they face in a fast-changing world.

Designing City Resilience has been created to foster and support an international exchange of ideas between organisations, professions, sectors and city leaders, to bring world-class thinking to the current and future challenges faced by cities around the world.

This two-day summit brings together the key groups involved in the design and construction, development and infrastructure, city leadership and governance, insurance and finance, technology and communications of a city. It will provide the opportunity to share ideas and formulate strategies that will enabling them to recommend and implement meaningful principles to make better cities, ones capable of coping with the stresses of mass urbanisation, climate change and unexpected shocks to the system.

See the full programme here 

Categories: Architecture, Design, Environment, Energy and water