Dialogues in Urban Equality #1 - Climate Resilience
07 June 2018, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Dialogues in Urban Development #1 Climate Resilience 'Managing disaster risk as an intrinsic part of urban life'
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
DPU@Senate House, 403 Senate House Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
Cities across low-and middle-income countries are considered particularly susceptible to climate change and expect higher frequencies and intensities of hazard events. However, urban dwellers see these potential disasters not as their greatest threat, but rather an amplification of their daily struggles like inadequate infrastructure and tenure insecurity. This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities that an ‘urban equality’ lens can bring to the debate of making cities resilient to climate change. It will examine caveats of risk and relocation strategies and advocate anticipatory approaches to integrate current and future risk into urban development, land use and urban planning.
Discussant: Dr Cassidy Johnson
The "Dialogues in Urban Equality" series is a London-based monthly seminar that provides a space of encounter to discuss the challenges of Urban Equality through different perspectives, geographies and voices. The series is part of the project "Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality" (KNOW), funded by RCUK GCRF, and led by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, at University College London.