Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Colloquium on Resilience
Cities face a growing range of adversities and challenges in the 21st century, from the effects of climate change to growing migrant populations to inadequate infrastructure to pandemics to cyber-attacks. These shocks make the steady and sustainable growth of cities and regions hard and more complicated in the long run. So now more than ever, the renewed focus on Urban Resilience is essential. Resilience helps cities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges, helping them prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. In this context, the quality of place measured by the livability of a region gains more popularity as the base of placed-based policies and sub-local well-being initiatives. Pandemics such as COVID-19 and the unprepared shock in the local labor market will put our cities and regions into a difficult situation to sustain our stable growth. Consequently, developing a clear understanding of where we are heading and how the new paths would lead us becomes a vital first step to enhancing the resilience of cities and regions. Four speakers will discuss the ongoing and expected changes in these paths amid growing uncertainty and suggest the potential policy implications for our sustainable growth in the future.
There is an option to join a live session through Zoom.