Thursday, May 21: 09.00 – 10.30
Increasing disaster resilience in Asia-Pacific cities through science and technology
Digitisation offers new opportunities for science to analyse the complexity of urban environments and stimulates the development of new or disruptive technologies. Such technologies can support the development of smart and disaster resilient cities. In this session, we will give insights to such technologies (e.g., ur-scape,..) which are user-centric and allow stakeholders to visualise critical infrastructure hotspots related to natural hazards and subsequently help planning efforts in building disaster resilience in cities. Followed by sharing a few examples of how science has led to the development of disruptive technologies for building disaster resilience in cities, we will trigger a discussion about the challenges stakeholders, in particular, local governments face in implementing such technologies and how ongoing efforts to build disaster resilience in cities of the Asia-Pacific region could benefit from such technologies.
Organizer: Dr. Jonas Joerin, Singapore-ETH Centre