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Design Resilience strategies in shaping the future of cities

14 Mar 2019

Cities are now ground zero for climate impact and action, and the environmental impact of sustainable design will be felt for generations. Cities, too, are epicentres of culture, ideas, and engines of economic and social capital. As the global population continues to shift to urban areas, that growth comes with great challenges—but cities also command the critical scale to address them. Resiliency calls for new strategies for creating the places where we live and work, and the mobility that links them. To cultivate smart density, design must embrace change in a holistic way to benefit and reinforce the whole community. Key themes explored in this presentation will include:

  • The critical need for cities to become smarter, more adaptable, and more resilient
  • How cities can take the lead on climate action
  • The role of cities as engines of innovation
  • The unique ability of cities to derive vitality from diversity
  • How wellness will be the new measure of a city’s success


Andrew Waddle, Senior Associate – Regional Marketing Director - Gensler
Nermine Zahran, Associate Architect – Sustainable Design Leader - Gensler

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