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Researching Urban Resilience & Planning II

Resonance of Urban Resilience in the Ruhr Region

Summary Post  by Robin Chang

Following up on an excursion and workshop in March 2017 with members from F01 Project Resilient Cities: Risks, repercussions and Realities for Resilience Planning in Metro Vancouver, a second workshop was hosted on campus from June 26th to 27th. In a format that mirrored the initial visit to Canada, this second workshop received visitors from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and served as the bookend to a cross-cultural exchange between German and Canadian partners.

While the Canadian guests designed their own two-week excursion to learn about urban climate resilience in the Rhein-Ruhr region, TU Dortmund students along with Nadine Maegdefrau from IRPUD and myself coordinated a concluding event to learn from local and regional experts about the relevance of resilience. A social barbecue concluded the event and also celebrated Canada Day which with a guest lecture from another Canuck – Dr. Bryon Miller from the University of Calgary. The Canadian finally was hosted in cooperation with Dr. Samuel Moessner (University of Münster), Dr. Ludger Basten (TU Dortmund) and sponsored by the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS).

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Researching Urban Resilience & Planning

Researching Resilient Cities in Metro Vancouver

Summary Post  by Robin Chang

Deutsche Zusammenfassung ist hier verfügbar.

From March 6th to 20th, members from F01 Project Resilient Cities: Risks, repercussions and Realities for Resilience Planning in Metro Vancouver participated in a two-week excursion and two-day workshop involving both academic and cultural exchange with Canadian experts and also students. Through this experience, participants developed insights into Canadian approaches to resilience, understood the diverse range of perspectives, and also collected information relevant to their advanced bachelor research.

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