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Resilience Interim Report

The interim report from the resilience workshop is now available to download. The workshop looked at four different areas: Understanding the diversity of users on the network and their needs; The role of information and communication in managing disruptions; The effectiveness of actions to adapt transport and non-transport services; and Understanding the social and economic impacts of such events. Key findings were clustered into six main areas including coordination, information, behavioural insights and economic impacts

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Resilience Interim Report

The interim report from the resilience workshop is now available to download. The workshop looked at four different areas: Understanding the diversity of users on the network and their needs; The role of information and communication in managing disruptions; The effectiveness of actions to adapt transport and non-transport services; and Understanding the social and economic impacts of such events. Key findings were clustered into six main areas including coordination, information, behavioural insights and economic impacts

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Will the collapse of a key regional infrastructure link change anything?

Professor Greg Marsden’s blog post for The Conversation on the implications of the recent floods for UK infrastructure investment decisions asks whether infrequent yet high impact events will really make a difference to how we plan our transport systems.

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Will the collapse of a key regional infrastructure link change anything?

Professor Greg Marsden’s blog post for The Conversation on the implications of the recent floods for UK infrastructure investment decisions asks whether infrequent yet high impact events will really make a difference to how we plan our transport systems.

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Sustainable Flood Memories

On Thursday 3rd October, The ESRC project “Sustainable Flood Memories” led by Professor Lindsey McEwan at the University of the West of England will be holding a conference at the Gloucester Guildhall on  Sustainable flood memories and the development of community resilience to future flood risk. The conference will explore the nature of flood memory and its relationship to the development of local knowledge for increased community resilience to local flood risk.  The event represents part of the 30 month ESRC Sustainable Flood Memories project, which has worked with communities and organisations in the lower Severn valley in the aftermath of the July 2007 floods.  In particular, the event will reflect on: •        how communities remember and archive flood experiences •        how these memories are materialised, assimilated, embedded and protected in contemporary communities and culture •        how sustainable flood memories might have a particular role in developing community resilience to residual risk •        how communities themselves and organisations charged with flood resilience planning can engage with, and support, development of sustainable flood memories More details about the conference and project can be found here: http://insight.glos.ac.uk/researchmainpage/centres/csfc/sfm/Pages/default.aspx http://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

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Sustainable Flood Memories

On Thursday 3rd October, The ESRC project “Sustainable Flood Memories” led by Professor Lindsey McEwan at the University of the West of England will be holding a conference at the Gloucester Guildhall on  Sustainable flood memories and the development of community resilience to future flood risk. The conference will explore the nature of flood memory and its relationship to the development of local knowledge for increased community resilience to local flood risk.  The event represents part of the 30 month ESRC Sustainable Flood Memories project, which has worked with communities and organisations in the lower Severn valley in the aftermath of the July 2007 floods.  In particular, the event will reflect on: •        how communities remember and archive flood experiences •        how these memories are materialised, assimilated, embedded and protected in contemporary communities and culture •        how sustainable flood memories might have a particular role in developing community resilience to residual risk •        how communities themselves and organisations charged with flood resilience planning can engage with, and support, development of sustainable flood memories More details about the conference and project can be found here: http://insight.glos.ac.uk/researchmainpage/centres/csfc/sfm/Pages/default.aspx http://floodmemories.wordpress.com/

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1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience

                  David Williams, one of the Disruption project PhD students has had an abstract accepted for the 1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, to be hosted UCL in London on the 5-6th November 2012 http://www.usar-conference-2012.org/

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1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience

                  David Williams, one of the Disruption project PhD students has had an abstract accepted for the 1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, to be hosted UCL in London on the 5-6th November 2012 http://www.usar-conference-2012.org/

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