Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change [webinar]
In an era rocked by climate change and other large-scale disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? What characteristics do resilient cities share, and what can be done to cultivate them? How does resilience differ from sustainability, and where do the concepts overlap? Is resilience determined by a city’s “hardware”—its infrastructure and built environment—or it’s “software,” its political will and social capital?
These and other important questions related to urban resilience were brought up during Island Press’s recent webinar Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change. Panelists for the webinar (which was moderated by the talented Kaid Benfield) included Dr. Ann Kinzig, Chief Research Strategist and Director of Research Development for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and Dr. Jason Vogel, Managing Analyst with Abt Environmental Research.