City Resilience

Wednesday 16 October 2019 - 18:15 to 20:15
Perkins and Will Suite 2 10, Whitechapel High St, London E1 8QS

An evening event to discuss the concept of resilience, the new British Standard BS 67000:2019 City resilience (guide), and how urban design and engineering needs to evolve to meet the challenges to come.

It is a common belief in business that if you cant measure it, you cant manage it. A problem not unknown to urban designers and built environment professionals working to demonstrate qualities of placemaking. In changing climate, social, and economic times it is increasingly critical to both weave considerations of resilience into built environment projects, but also to measure the impacts and effects.

BS67000 City Resilience Guide was published in March by the British Standards institute.The standard recognises the problem of measuring resilience and proposes a robust and scalable methodology for towns and cities. This allows a detailed understanding of the built environment as a complex web of interactions and how even minor failures can cascade through the system.

The event will include interactive exploration of shocks and stressors impacting London, explanation of the methodology for measuring resilience, and identification of the role of policy support. Panel discussion will also cover techniques for the integration of data at different scales, implementation of resilient design solutions, and engagement strategy for adoption by communities.

This event is kindly hosted by Perkins and Will


6:15-6:30pm : Arrival drinks

6:30-7:00pm : Play-scale Resiliency Game

7:00pm : Introduction  Robert Hall, Resilience First (Executive Director)

Followed by three short presentations:

Methodology for Measuring resilience, BS67000, and the need for policy  Richard Look, Thornton Tomasetti (Senior Resilience Consultant)

Integration and analysis of resilience data from country to district scale  Peter Baird, Perkins and Will (Associate) 

Engagement and adoption by communities, BIDs, and institutions  Asif Din, Perkins and Will (Sustainability Director) 

7:45pm : 30 minutes panel discussion and questions

8:15pm : Close & Drinks