Resilience Shift round-table: city scale modelling
24 January–25 January
In the latest of our series of Resilience Shift round-tables, we’ll be focusing on city scale modelling with this event convened by the Resilience Shift Technical Advisory Group.
The Resilience Shift has observed that there is currently a relatively high level of activity around resilience-planning on the West Coast that is advancing discussions and initiatives across industry, academic and policy stakeholders. A key driver is high concern over earthquake risk but there is also wider design-for-resilience activity supported by relevant research from world-leading academics based in the area.
The Resilience Shift round-table will build on this momentum by providing a further forum to convene a diverse set of actors, including those from the tech sector which as a strong base in California, to discuss resilience.
The event will take place at the University of California Berkeley and will bring together practitioners and modellers of systems, to facilitate greater understanding and uptake of sophisticated city-scale models in the management and improved resilience of infrastructure.
City-scale simulations are becoming possible thanks to surge of development in the high-performance computing (HPC) domain including advanced hardware, computational and algorithmic techniques. Advanced HPC systems are now becoming available for city-scale simulations with micro-scale models.
An ideal outcome of the round-table would be to identify possible pathways to increase the adoption of existing (and developing) modelling capability to support investment and planning decisions in the infrastructure sector. The round-table will provide a platform to facilitate discussion that will lead to stakeholders identifying key areas of action.
Participants will be by invitation only but the conclusions will be shared in a report after the event.