UTSpeaks presents Urban Survival: How can we create resilient cities?

How will Sydney adapt to a future defined by climate change disruption?

On Wednesday 19 July, the University of Technology Sydney will host Greater Sydney Commission Environment Commissioner Rod Simpson for a free public talk that considers the issue, and the design and planning solutions we can implement to create a resilient city.

Appearing alongside Mr Simpson will be UTS academics Professor Elizabeth Mossop, Dean, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building; and Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments Rob Roggema.

About the event

Climate change is real. Cities around the world are already feeling the impacts of massive floods, huge storms and unprecedented heatwaves. What’s worse, modelling suggests that the impacts of climate change are set to escalate in coming decades.

With Sydney’s population growing rapidly, how can our city become liveable, sustainable and safe? Some experts might recommend options like building seawalls – as Japan did in the wake of the Fukushima tsunami. But using design to create adaptable, resilient cities may actually hold the solution.

At 2017’s first UTSpeaks, you will hear from experts in urbanism, sustainable development and design about planning futures, climate forecasts and real-world case studies (plus the lessons they hold for Sydney).

Speakers

Moderated by

  • Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Sydney

Where and when

Wednesday 19 July – Pre-event drinks commence from 6pm
The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower building, 15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007

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