Mapping the impact of COVID-19 to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is highlighting opportunities for change and areas for action. Jasper Hilkhuijsen and Tammy Tse to give us their perspective from East Asia and informed by their work in sustainability for the built environment.Read more
“We can’t know every single piece of the puzzle, but at least we have to have a very good sense of what those pieces look like, how we will make them fit together as much as possible, before committing ourselves to any level of public communication.”
Seth Schultz, Executive Director, The Resilience Shift, will be moderating and presenting the Virtual EarthX – National Geographic Resilient Cities Conference live-streamed session on Building Climate Resilience in Megacities, on Friday 24 April 12-1pm EST.
“Everything un-gels at a time like this” – and being un-gelled, presents the management of any large organisation with novel challenges as well as rare opportunities to leap forward.
A powerful and committed group of founding organisations is driving a newly-formed global International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure to take immediate action and is asking all those working across the infrastructure life-cycle to get involved.
“There is a very tense situation currently with a huge number of people dying every day from starvation, and 70% of our planet not yet exploited for food. Food safety is all about resilience”. Vincent Doumeizel from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, talks about education, innovation and the potential of seaweed.
Juliet Mian highlights how Covid-19 raises an important question as to what we, as an organisation, should do differently, and how we can use innovative and transformative convening methods to achieve the impact we want in the future?
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.
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”