Recalibrating approaches towards urban resilience investments: System thinking and prioritization methods for decision making Supporting decision making for resilient transport
This focus day event is open to all particularly to engineers, researchers, managers and decision makers that deal with urban resiliency. While some of the methods introduced during the side events will come from the transport sector, the goal of the session is to provide an opportunity for a broad spectrum of participants to exchange ideas and share practical experiences across various sectors such as transport, water, energy, etc. regarding the prioritization methods for resilient infrastructure investments.
Focus Day Event Agenda:
Introduction (5 min)
Presentation 1: Rescaling Urban Resilience: Infrastructure, Networks and Systems (15 min)
Presentation 2: Resilient Transport Case Studies from Africa and the Caribbean: How to prioritize road infrastructure investments for resilient urban and inter-urban mobility? (30 min)
Short Q&A and workshop transition (10 min)
Workshop – Group Dynamic: Exchanging ideas, best practices and experience across various practices and sectors: Is there a panacea for all urban resilience problems? (20 min)
Group Restitution and Discussion (20 min)
Q&A and closing remarks (10 min)
Close of Session (10 min)
Focus Day Event Goals:
1) Share and promote some of the system of systems’ paradigm and underlying innovative technique developed for the prioritization of resilient infrastructure investment;
2) Understand attendees’ preferences in terms of the methods that can be deployed for the prioritization of resilient infrastructure investments – this can be related to pragmatic concerns against the backdrop of data scarcity or the complexity of the method itself to more subjective preference. We are interested in understanding what methods and what trajectories are worth exploring more based on attendee’s judgment;
3) Learn from the attendees as they will also introduce methods based on their experience and from their sectors. In so doing, we are also looking forward to understanding how prioritization methods can be used interchangeably by sectors, and towards the shared goal of improving urban resilience.
Organizer: World Bank