Workshop: Natural Assets and Climate Change Resiliency

Thu, 04/25/2019
When: 
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
Where: 
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Room 470
Who: 
SFU
Contact: 

This workshop will focus on asset management (AM) processes that facilitate the incorporation of strategic climate change actions and natural assets to enable, support and build urban resiliency. An emphasis in the workshop will be the essential information required in the AM process to enable resiliency; the essential steps to be taken and by whom. Participants will have the opportunity to actively learn and apply specific processes in the session, thereby gaining skills to further develop within their professional context. 

Event Description: 
Urban / community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations while continuing to deliver important community services. Urban areas are all vulnerable to the effects of climate change, with the impacts anticipated to increase over time, adding greater challenges at the local government level and the infrastructure that underpins all aspects of community services provision. In the long run it is nearly always less challenging and less expensive to build resilience into planning and design prior to development rather than as a response to a major event. But what are the strategies to implement this?
 
This workshop will focus on asset management (AM) processes that facilitate the incorporation of strategic climate change actions and natural assets to enable, support and build urban resiliency. An emphasis in the workshop will be the essential information required in the AM process to enable resiliency; the essential steps to be taken and by whom. Participants will have the opportunity to actively learn and apply specific processes in the session, thereby gaining skills to further develop within their professional context. 
 
Target Audience
The session will benefit those involved in infrastructure planning, design and development with an interest in natural assets and increasing community resiliency including, but not limited to, professional planners, asset management professionals, sustainability professionals, engineers and other related professions. 
 
Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00