Following its launch, we are delighted to support this valuable work by the Coalition for Urban Transitions, that sets out investment priorities for national governments post Covid to boost their economies today and progress toward long-term resilience and prosperity tomorrow.
Dr Juliet Mian was a speaker and panellist on Emerging Stronger: Upstream Actions for Environmental, Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Transport Infrastructure, at this this year’s Asia-Pacific Transport Forum, taking place as a Virtual Meeting from 24-28 August 2020.
In this guest blog, we invite Nicole Lee and Clement Ho to consider how urban transportation worldwide is changed by the Covid-19 pandemic, what new approaches are being developed, and what it could mean for the future of transport resilience.
Roads and transport are critical for maintaining the movement of essential goods, supplies, services and workers, and ensuring integrity of the supply chain. We share emerging issues from the World Road Association (PIARC)’s series of COVID-19 webinars that have enabled their global community to share real-time pandemic impacts and responses.
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.
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.
Juliet Mian reflects on the start of 2020 and shares some new resources – our learning modules on Cape Town: Day Zero can help everyone to learn from crisis, while a case study from India illustrates what good looks like, and how the journey towards more resilient infrastructure can also help to tackle poverty.
Since September 2019, bushfires in Australia have burned through some 10 million hectares of land. The fires have made headlines globally. With many months to go in the fire season, what does this mean for Australia’s infrastructure, and are there wider lessons for the resilience shift?