2018 Trottier Symposium

The 5th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design

PLANNING FOR RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

 

April 4 & 5, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Centre Mont-Royal (2200 Rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 3R8)

 

Theme: PLANNING FOR RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Engineering and design for sustainability are an essential part of a multi-faceted response to climate change particularly in urban centres, which may include increasing our resiliency in the face of extreme weather events, changing our water management practices, or adapting our cities and infrastructure to an unpredictable future. There is a need to identify robust strategies for responding to the challenges brought by climate change through adaptation, reorganization, and evolution. Our response to climate change must include solutions that allow our socio-ecological systems to not only survive, but thrive.

The 2018 5th Annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and Design will focus on resilience and human responses to the threats brought on by climate change, while considering the following questions:

  • What is resilience and why is it so important to ensure sustainability in the context of urbanization and climate change?
  • How can we be more resilient to disruptions such as extreme weather events, floods, drought, sea level rise, and heat waves? What solutions are being imagined, developed, and implemented?
  • How can infrastructure be protected and self-renewed following extreme weather events or other stresses exacerbated by climate change?

 

Speakers:

April 4th - Day 1 - 6pm to 8pm

Guy Nordenson, Professor of Structural Engineering and Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture

Pippa Brashear, Director of Planning and Resilience, SCAPE

Alan De Sousa, Mayor of St-Laurent

 

April 5th - Day 2 - 6pm to 8pm

Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Philippe Gourbesville, Professor Hydroinformatics and Water Engineering, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

 

More Information: http://www.trottiersymposium.org/

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