Breakout Session 2
Landscape and Resiliency
The Resilient Landscape: Landscape as a Basis for Integrated Resilience (90 min.)
Risks and by extension resilience of natural, social and economic systems, networks and assets are intertwined and share similar characteristics. All require substantial near-term investment in capital expenditures and operation and maintenance: across a wide: range of assets for diverse events that are perceived as having a low probability but could have highly significant consequences. For resilience of these systems to be effective and sustainable they need to be integrated and ensured of political, community and financial support.
This presentation will focus on a landscape based integrated resiliency approach: how small and large, long and short term “building blocks” can work together to improve overall resiliency across different assets. We will discuss how the divergent resilience approaches can be coordinated and integrated along with the associated challenges and opportunities for implementation and how landscape can be instrumental in optimizing and visualizing resilience and how the latter can serve as a tool for stakeholder engagement and public-private investment.
- Nick Veraart, AICP, ASLA, ASCE, Affil. ENV SP | Vice President, Environmental Planning and Resilience, Louis Berger