Urban Resilience

Cities today face a range of challenges, shocks and stresses from the effects of climate change and growing migrant populations and conflicts, to stressed infrastructure and natural and man-made disasters.

Resilience is what helps cities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. Building urban resilience requires looking at a city holistically, understanding the systems that make up the city and the interdependencies and risks they may face. Moreover, urban resilience is the result of the complex system of interrelations and interdependencies of the city with the surrounding environment.

Interrelated topics of research under this theme include climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural and man-made disasters modelling, disaster management, infrastructure vulnerability and resilience, community resilience, resilient urban planning and design.

We offer our Engineering and the Built Environment PhD. We've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.


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Future Cities Research Network awarded £40K

‘Liquefact’, reducing the impact of earthquakes through €4.9m EU project

‘Liquefact’ at core of earthquake resilience

Towards Water Quality Resilience Promotion in Sao Carlos, Brazil: GIS Maps Development

Resilience and Vulnerability-based Decision Support System (RV-DSS)

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