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

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humans Seminar
Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic priority Seminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocks Seminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policy Seminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on society Seminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societies Seminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspective Seminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and Ethics Seminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policy Seminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilience Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth Culture Seminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable Development Seminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological control Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challenges Seminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilience Seminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our future Seminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play? Seminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive Rights Seminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for change Seminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience? Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of language Seminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – Dojo Seminar

16.08.2018

17:00 - 18:00 Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalism Plenary

21.08.2018

16:00 - 19:00 FAN Reception Social
17:00 - 19:00 Reception Social