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12: Urban resilience to environmental challenges

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There are two terms that have come to define the 21st century: the ‘urban age’ and the ‘age of man’. The former reflects the fact that more than half of the world’s population live in cities. The latter indicates the cost of this urbanisation and the impact of human activities on the creation of a new geological epoch, now known as the Anthropocene. Many cities around the world are acknowledging this and are competing with one another to become not only the cleanest, greenest and healthiest city, but also the safest. In this context, resilience is a concept which is spreading fast.
We will discuss the assumptions inherent in the ideologies and rationalities of ‘resilience’, its inscribed meanings and values, social, political, moral and ethical implications. What pitfalls and opportunities can be found in different understandings of the resilience paradigm? Participants will be asked to select a city from the 100 Resilient Cities and use that as a case study throughout the seminar.

Director, GURU - Global Urban Research Unit, University of Newcastle
Professor and Head of Center, Regional Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Prof. Simin DAVOUDI

Director, GURU - Global Urban Research Unit, University of Newcastle

Planning Consultant, Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, Newcastle Full time Research Associate, Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University Part time Research Associate, Department of Town and Country Planning, Newcastle University Planning Officer, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth Lecturer in Planning and Director of Undergraduate Planning Programme, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
1988-1989
1989-1993
1993-1996
1993-1996
1996-2000

Mag. Dr. Rudolf GIFFINGER

Professor and Head of Center, Regional Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Geography studies, University of Vienna PhD, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, University of Technology, Vienna Habilitation, Regional Science, University of Technology, Vienna Professor, University of Technology, Vienna Head, Interdisciplinary Centre of European Spatial Development, University of Technology, Vienna
1975-1981
1993-1988
1998
since 1999
2005-2009

Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

15:00 - 16:15Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
16:15 - 16:30The Last Days of Mankind – OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 19:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Bread and WineSocial

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar

16.08.2018

17:00 - 18:00Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalismPlenary

21.08.2018

16:00 - 19:00FAN ReceptionSocial
17:00 - 19:00ReceptionSocial