Technological and social developments are advancing at a rapid pace. We are more and more highly interconnected through networks. And at the same time we are facing transitions like climate change, migration and growth of the world population. Societies have to deal with changes, incidents, disasters and stressful situations.
How do we deal with this? How can a city for example cope with prolonged heat stress? Or with a terrorist attack? How does farmland bounce back better after a flood?
These developments make our social, technical and environmental systems vulnerable. It creates extensive issues that we cannot solve in a monodisciplinary way. Collaboration between different research areas is therefore essential and necessary.
4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering wants to develop, apply and disseminate knowledge, methods and tools on Resilience Engineering for a wide range of application areas with the aim to:
- Develop resilience thinking and resilient system design;
- Measure, quantify and model resilience;
- Improve the coordination and governance of resilient technical systems.