Dr Bruce Chong, specialist in smart and resilient city planning and implementation, shares his reflections on urban resilience under the COVID-19 pandemic in this perspective from East Asia.Read more
How should we respond to a disaster or crisis such as Covid-19, the Australian bushfires or the floods in Indonesia? Jo da Silva, Resilience Shift Board member, reflects on what we mean by disaster and crisis, and how our understanding of the type of event should inform our response.
The global supply of food is an incredibly complex system, involving multiple actors and a diverse value chain from production through to consumption. Every part of the chain is dependent on infrastructure systems. We share six principles for enhancing the resilience of food transportation systems from our contribution to Cereal Foods World.
Data centres power digital societies and enable our connected lives – something that the Covid-19 crisis has recently highlighted. In the spirit of World Backup Day (31 March), Dr Alexander Taylor, University of Cambridge, introduces us to a sector that is often overlooked in discussions about critical infrastructure resilience: the data centre industry.
Our Technical Director, Dr Juliet Mian was interviewed by CIHT for their series of CIHT podcasts on infrastructure resilience. This episode is relevant to today’s global events as the world looks to respond to, and be resilient to, Covid 19, the global pandemic.
“We know that there is a massive gap in terms of the infrastructure the world needs, We also need to transform our society to make it carbon neutral. But here’s the silver lining, because this gap is so large, and is yet to be addressed, it represents a massive societal opportunity”
Watch the journey of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia who developed a rating scheme measuring sustainability performance on infrastructure projects
The Resilience Shift and its partners such as SIWI, AGWA, Arup and others) have sought to play an increasingly influential role at the annual Conference of the Parties as the culmination of working together throughout the year. Why?
If you are working on a project with us that is being impacted by Covid 19, please let us know and we will work together to find solutions. We work best when we work together, as with most things.
“One of the reasons that I remain optimistic after working in this space for so long, with all the challenges that we’ve had around climate change and more, is my undying confidence in humans. We’re the most creative and adaptable species on the planet.”
“This primer is aimed at everyone involved in water infrastructure whether they are operating and running the systems or making decisions about investments. It looks at making our physical infrastructure more resilient, at how to embed resilience thinking and adaptability, and also, unusually, to involve customers in the dialogue…”
Sarah Reeves, now at DEFRA, was one of the TRL team behind the Roads and Rail resilience primers. She interviewed individuals working across the road and rail sector, and we were keen to hear her reflections.
Course Director of Cambridge’s Construction Engineering Masters, Dr Kristen MacAskill, tells us what’s on her mind, lessons learned from the resilience round-tables, and the challenges for resilience as a discipline.