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

PLANNING FOR RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

by TISED and IET

Engineering and design for sustainability are an essential part of a multi-faceted response to climate change, 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 climate change, while considering the following questions:
• What is resilience and why is it so important to ensure sustainability in the context of climate change?
• How can we be more resilient to disruptions such as extreme weather events, floods, drought, sea level rise, and heat waves?
• How can infrastructure be protected and self-renewed following extreme weather events or other stresses exacerbated by climate change?

Speakers
The symposium is a free, public event, featuring prominent speakers on each day of the 2 day event.
 

April 4th - Day 1 - 6pm to 8pm
Guy Nordenson, Professor of Structural Engineering and Architecture, Princeton University School of Architecture
More speakers to be confirmed

April 5th - Day 2 - 6pm to 8pm
Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization Science, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
More speakers to be confirmed

 

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