Research News > Making Urban Centers Inclusive, Safe and Resilient

The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business in collaboration with the Resilience Connections Network, hosted a pair of summer webinars on urban resilience. Archived recordings are now available.

The first of the two webinars asked How cities can help us achieve a +1.5C world? followed by the second webinar that focused on UN Global Goal #11: The Business Case for Sustainable Cities - Making Urban Centers Inclusive, Safe and Resilient.

In the first webinar expert panelists were drawn from a diverse range of sectors, including the Mayor's Office, ICLEI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, to provide a different perspective on how cities can help us move towards a low carbon future. (More information here.)

The second webinar explores themes of resilience and sustainability in cities on every continent from a variety of perspectives provided by an expert panel that includes:
• Gary Sharkey - Programme Director, Global Cities Business Alliance
• Thomas Elmqvist - Stockholm Resilience Centre
• Andrew Waddelove - Arcadis / World Business Council for Sustainable Development
• Janet Turner QC - Minerva Smart Cities

More information on the second webinar can be found here.

Resilience Connections Network
Collaboration across boundaries is critical to developing systems resilience. The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business is working with the Resilience Connections Network to help develop a strong, global network of resilience practitioners - planners, business, policy, science etc. You can join the network and add your professional profile at http://www.resilienceconnections.org/