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

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Date(s) - 19/07/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UTS Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building

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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).

Rod Simpson Environment Commisioner, Greater Sydney Commision

Professor Elizabeth Mossop Dean, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, UTS
Professor Rob Roggema Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments, UTS
Moderated by

Beck Dawson Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Sydney
DATE: Wednesday 19 July 2017
TIME: 6:30pm – 8pm, pre event drinks commence from 6pm
VENUE: UTS Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building,15 Broadway, Ultimo
RSVP: Register your attendance online