Urban Resilience Webinar – Integrating Systems – Dec. 7, 2015


Social, Ecological and Technological Urban Systems Webinar

December 7, 2015
2:30 to 4:00 PM EST

The concept of resilience has been evolving as a way to address the current and future challenges cities face from a changing climate. Social, ecological, and technological domains with different but intersecting perspectives underlie the concept of resilience. Understanding how to accommodate these perspectives is critical to maintaining or even re-envisioning urban environments that can persist through extreme weather events and longer-term shifts in climate, while maintaining quality of life and ensuring equal access to the benefits or the protection from harm for all segments of the population.

In two earlier webinars, Arizona State University led discussions of pairs of systems to frame urban resilience planning. In reality the systems operate independently so all three, social, ecological and technological, need to be addressed together to select actions that improve resiliency and minimize unintended consequences. In this third session in the series, ASU faculty and other leaders examine the SETS approach to do this.

Ann Kinzig
is the Chief Research Strategist and Director of Research DevelopmentĀ for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University

Kristin Baja is the Climate and Resilience Planner with the Office of Sustainability at Baltimore City.
Clark MillerĀ is Senior Sustainability ScientistĀ Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.
Tischa A. MuƱoz-Erickson isĀ Program Manager of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry’s Urban Field Station and San Juan ULTRA program.

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