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Martin Centre Research Seminar Series: Urban Resilience – Addressing Risk and Uncertainty in Rapidly Growing Cities in the Developing World

Tony Lloyd-Jones (Architect-planner, Development Practitioner, Reader and Course Director, international Planning and Sustainable Development Master programme, University of Westminster. Director, the Max Lock Centre)
When Apr 24, 2013
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Classroom, Department of Architecture
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This lecture is about the risks assocaited with climate change and rapid and often uncontrolled urbanisation are concentrating international attention on the issue of urban 'resilience'. What does this term mean, where has it come from and why has it become the current 'buzz word' in the sustainable cities discourse? With refernce to examples from Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America, this talk will explore the implications of the emerging urban resilience agenda for city planning, building and urban design, and how we deal with risk and uncertainty, as it particularly affects growing cities in the developing world.

Biography: Tony Lloyd-Jones is an architect-planner and 'development practitioner' of many years standing. He is currently a Reader and Course Director in International Planning and Sustainable Development at the University of Westminster. He also directs the research and consultancy activities of the University's Max Lock Centre, engaged in urban planning and sustainable development research and practice in developing countries across the world.

He was an urban policy adviser to the UK Government's Department for International Development and following the Indian Ocan tsunami disaster of 2004, became a member of the RICS Disaster Management Commission. He has subsequently worked with the UK built environment professional institutes to highlight and augment the role of architects, surveyors, engineers and planners in disaster management practice and climate change response.