Designing City Resilience Summit Set for June

The Designing City Resilience summit will be held in London, England on June 16 and 17.

According to the summit’s website: “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.”

Architect and urban planner Tim Stonor, who will be speaking at the summit, tells, “To create resilient cities we need to connect people, deliver good social outcomes and make cities more equitable and fun. We also have to create links between professional silos to influence national and city level policy for the better.”


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