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19 March: Urban Resilience – Natural Hazard Risks for Cities and the Implications for Practice

13 March 2013

Heightened concerns about the risks associated with climate change and rapid urbanisation are concentrating international attention on the issue of urban ‘resilience’. What does this term mean, where has it come from and why has it becomes the current ‘buzz word’ in the sustainable cities discourse? This talk will explore the implications of the emerging urban resilience agenda for students and built environment professionals.

19 March, 7pm. Room M421, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. Speaker: Tony Lloyd-Jones, Architect-planner, Development Practitioner, Reader and Course Leader of Westminster’s International Planning and Sustainable Development MSc, Director of Research and Consultancy at the Max Lock Centre.

All are welcome. There is no need to register for this event, please just turn up on the day.

Critical Humanitarianism lecture series 2013

This talk forms part of our Critical Humanitarianism Lecture Series. Through this series of talks we raise some of the difficult ethical and political questions about humanitarian work and it’s relation to power encountered by architects volunteering for charities or working for NGO’s in the development sector.

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