United Kingdom

Short Course on Making Cities Resilient Urban Planning Amidst Systemic Risk and Uncertainty

Organizer(s) Wessex Institute of Technology
Event language(s)
  • English


Presented by Dr Jorge Diaz, this workshop will consider new insights from lessons learnt in the aftermath of disasters and its relation to building resilience (2000-2020). Case-Studies include; Chile, Peru, Mexico, Haiti, and Japan. Dr. Diaz has been involved in most of these events during the response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness stages.

In a world that is being buffeted by turbulence and uncertainty, enhancing city resilience has become a major area of focus. A key challenge lies in the forward-looking nature of risks and vulnerability. That is, risk and vulnerability assessment need to take into account those factors and processes that may not yet have become evident in past disaster situations.

Resilience should focus on people, especially the poor, elderly and the vulnerable. A closer look reveals that crises are not even-handed as far as the impact on people is concerned.

Target audience

This workshop is aimed at all those who are engaged in the decision-making process towards building resilience of cities.

Who should attend:

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Scientists, researchers
  • Government and trans-national executives
  • Land Developers and Real Estate promoters
  • Technical executives and managers of private business
  • Policymakers
  • Staff of International Development Organizations
  • Humanitarian and Relief Personnel
  • Local Community Leaders
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