Resilient Cities: Planning for Extreme Events
Starts on Nov. 21, 2017 at noon and ends on Nov. 21, 2017 at 1 p.m.
The event will be held at Burns Hall, Room 3015
East-West Center Seminar Series
Urbanization, especially in the Asia Pacific region, alongside climate change and sea level rise
increases the exposure and risks to cities. Recent disasters demonstrate the need for new
approaches to planning, development, and management of urban areas. Based on research
conducted in Hawaii, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region, the challenges and
opportunities for mitigating harm and adaptation to coastal and climate hazards and threats are
described. In addition to new tools and technologies, more robust systems of planning,
management, and governance are needed to build and sustain resilient cities.