LIZARRALDE-Tensions and complexities in creating a sustainable and resilient built environment-ID1005-IDRC2014_b

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  1. 1. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Tensions and complexities in creating a sustainable and resilient built environment: Achieving a turquoise agenda in the UK Ksenia Chmutina1, Gonzalo Lizarallde2, Lee Bosher1, Andrew Dainty1 1 School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK 2SIF Research Group, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC Canada
  2. 2. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Collaborators Prof Andy Dainty Loughborough University (UK) Dr Lee Bosher Loughborough University (UK) Prof Gonzalo Lizarralde University of Montreal (Canada)
  3. 3. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org The Green and Blue Agendas in the UK Green agenda (sustainability) “Stimulating economic growth and tackling the deficit, maximising wellbeing and protecting our environment, without negatively impacting on the ability of future generations to do the same.” (DEFRA, 2011) Blue agenda (resilience) “The ability of the community, services, and of infrastructure to detect, prevent, and, if necessary to withstand, handle and recover from disruptive challenges” (Cabinet Office, 2012).
  4. 4. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Tensions between Green and Blue • Achievement vs. capacities • Incremental performance vs. Trial and error performance • Efficiency vs. redundancy • Mid-term equilibrium vs. long-term equilibrium • Emphasis on standards vs. Emphasis on potentials
  5. 5. The increasing complexity of a turquoise agenda • When transferred into practice, many crucial elements of both 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org agendas are often lost in translation. • The sustainable and resilience policy documents in the UK do not cover the same issues. • Multiple levels of decision-making and policy-making range from the national level to the regional, municipal and local levels. • Implementing these agendas requires accepting several trade-offs.
  6. 6. Added value for the Post 2015 Framework for 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Disaster Risk Reduction • How did your work support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: – The built environment projects will increasingly reveal elements of green, blue and turquoise – Understanding synergies can lead to stronger agendas; whereas understanding differences can lead to complementary interventions and objectives • From your perspective what are the main gaps, needs and further steps to be addressed in the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in – Research: lack of knowledge on how stakeholders navigate the simultaneous implementation of resilience and sustainability – Education & Training: stakeholders with responsibility for blue and green agendas lack awareness (training) of the other agenda – Implementation & Practice: lack of simultaneous enforcement of both agendas – Policy: lack of clear guidance on the definitions of resilience and sustainability
  7. 7. 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Thank you! Dr Ksenia Chmutina k.chmutina@lboro.ac.uk

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