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Three Dilemmas of the Resilient City, Charles W. STEGER

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6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities. 28 August - 01 September 2016 in Davos, Switzerland

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Three Dilemmas of the Resilient City, Charles W. STEGER

  1. 1. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Three Dilemmas of the Resilient City Dr Charles Steger Executive Director Global Forum on Urban& Regional Resilience Virginia Tech Blacksburg VA USA
  2. 2. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org • BETWEEN NOW AND 2050, TWO BILLION PEOPLE WILL BE ADDED TO THE POPULATION OF THE EARTH. • DEMAND FOR RESOURCES IS GROWING FASTER THAN RESOURCES ARE BEING GENERATED.
  3. 3. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Creating resilient cities requires reconfiguration of infrastructure, new socio-economic models and nurturing key assets of our culture. All require more investment.
  4. 4. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  5. 5. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  6. 6. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  7. 7. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org First Dilemma: HOW DO WE MAKE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN IMPROVING THE RESILIENCE OF TOWNS AND CITIES WHILE ENHANCING OUR ECONOMIC PRODUCTIVITY?
  8. 8. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org IN DEALING WITH A MAJOR EMERGENCY THE CAPACITY OF THE COMMUNITY TO RESPOND IS CRITICAL AND THAT THE RESILIENT CAPACITY MUST BE PRESENT PRIOR TO THE EMERGENCY.
  9. 9. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Second Dilemma: HOW DO YOU SUSTAIN CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO THE “PUBLIC” ORGANIZATIONS WHEN THE NEED FOR THEM IS INTERMITTENT?
  10. 10. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE RESILIENT RESPONSE DURING AN EMERGENCY, MUST HAVE A DUAL PURPOSE.
  11. 11. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Third Dilemma: TWO BASIC STRATEGIES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT REDUNDANCY IN SYSTEMS, GRIDS, NETWORKS OR HIGHLY RESILIENT NODES. CITADELS OF RESILIENCE.
  12. 12. 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 ‘Integrative Risk Management – Towards Resilient Cities‘ • 28 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org HOW ARE THESE INVESTMENTS IN RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE ALLOCATED EQUITABLY?

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