Urban Resiliency event offered at Macquarie University

August 10, 2018 by  

The City of Ryde has organised a free event tackling the issue of how communities cope with stresses and shocks.

This includes items such as increases in criminality, natural disasters such as cyclones and floods, and more everyday occurrences such as unemployment or a lack of community support. Some of these stresses are preventable, and with others, the effects can be minimised. This event is aimed at increasing ‘urban resilience’.

Urban resilience is defined as:

“the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.”

Expert speakers for the event include:

• Ed Blakely, Director of Recovery in New Orleans after the Hurricane Katrina Disaster
• Kristin Gabrielle, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, 100 Resilient Cities
• David Webber, Senior Community Engagement Officer, State Emergency Service
• Kylie McMahon, Senior Coordinator Environment, City of Ryde

The event will be held in the Macquarie University campus, on 14 August starting at 6:30pm. Free parking is available for the event with a pass being e-mailed to registered attendees. This is a free event but booking is essential.

Gladesville residents are invited to attend this council offering to find out what is being done and what are being planned by the government to address concerns from the community relating to urban stress and shocks.

Events such as these often make use of flyer printing and strategic placement of posters to increase community awareness and engagement.

For more information and to register, please visit the Eventbrite listing.