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Resilience is the capacity of systems to adapt to, and/or recover from adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Non-resilient systems can fail in catastrophic ways with significant consequences for people, the environment and society as a whole. However, whilst building a 100% resilient system may seem at first to be highly desirable this may not be achievable for many reasons such as cost and sustainability. Also, given our world is in constant flux, it may not be possible to accurately predict or control this evolutionary development and consequences for resilience. Greater reliance on increasingly interconnected systems will only exacerbate this challenge meaning that we need to fully understand this nexus. Crucially, the level of resilience is inherently closely coupled to what is considered to be acceptable risk. While the concept of resilience is multi-dimensional and intellectually challenging, we need to consider whether strategies can be developed to address the complexity and uncertainties by building resilience into risk management.

This workshop will focus specifically on examining strategies and architectures for resilience by looking at the intersections between resilience and risk across inter/transdisciplinary domains. The idea is to look at what strategies might work in one domain and be relevant in another domain.

The workshop aims to address the intersections between resilience and risk in the following themed areas:

Water supply, Energy supply, Food supply, Natural resources, Transport and Critical Infrastructures.

An aspect of these themed areas is their impact on future cities, infrastructure, and transport. Outputs from this workshop will inform a second workshop that will be held early in the new year. This second workshop will be run along the lines of a sandpit where we are planning to fund one or more feasibility study projects that will lead to a research proposal being submitted to EPSRC or InnovateUK.

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We are particularly keen for people to attend who have an interest in the intersections between Water supply, Energy supply, Food supply, Natural resources, Transport and Critical Infrastructures. We recognise the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying the key issues and possible future strategies. Also, emergence of new ways to think about systems of systems may offer insights into how to tackle resilient architectures that span across the themes. We are particularly keen to look at new ways of modelling resilience and risk prediction.

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