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4TU.RE Activities in the spotlight

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Read about the DeSIRE working group Urban Resilience, the Pandemic Academic, Robust and Time-sensitive Governance and more

Urban Resilience

DeSIRE working group Urban Resilience has a change of coordinators. Claudiu Forgaci and Jo√£o Cortes√£o are taking a step back, but remain active participants in the group. Taking over as contact persons are Carissa Champlin and Nazli Aydin. The WG Urban Resilience has its own showcase page on LinkedIn.

The Pandemic Academic

Carissa Champlin attended the workshop ‚ÄúThe Pandemic Academic‚ÄĚ which took place 26 September 2022 and was hosted by the KNAW. The 3-hour event consisted of a panel discussion with OCW Minister Robber Dijkgraaf, a round of pitches and in-depth group discussions on 6 key impacts of the pandemic on academics.¬†

Robust and Time-sensitive Governance

Wieke Pot organized a full day with panel sessions for the conference of the Netherlands Institute of Government on 14 October about ‚Äėrobust and time-sensitive governance‚Äô. She also received, together with Jorren Scherpenisse and Paul 't Hart, funding for a research colloquium on robust and time-sensitive governance‚Äô connected to the Netherlands Institute of Government:

Urban Resilience - international collaborations

Jo√£o Cortes√£o held a presentation ‚ÄúDesigning resilient urban climates with ecological shifts‚ÄĚ at the AESOP Annual Congress 2022: Space for Species: Redefining Spatial Justice at the Estonian university of life sciences, Tartu, July 2022. This study was developed with the Wageningen University and Research. Also, Jo√£o co-organized and tutored the design workshop ‚ÄúDesigning resilient streetscapes in arid climates‚ÄĚ at the Ain Shams University, July 2022. This resulted from the DeSIRE Resilience Fellowship Jo√£o is conducting with Aynaz Lotfata of the Chicago State University.¬†

Handover of Scientific Evidence Review on Strategic Crisis Management in the EU

On November 22 Tina Comes handed over the SAPEA Evidence Review Report, along with Maarja Kruusmaa for the Scientific Opinion of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and Barbara Prainsack for the Statement of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner Janez Lenarńćińć in Strasbourg.

If you missed it, you can watch back the handover here. All documents and more information can be found on the SAPEA website.

Adopting a resilience lens in flood risk management 

An interdisciplinary group of experts from Deltares, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, TU Delft,  VU Amsterdam, Middlesex University London, The World Bank and 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering argues in a new opinion paper that extra elements must be added to flood risk management in order to make better decisions and develop strategies which enhance resilience and equity.

On behalf of the 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering, Neelke Doorn, professor of ethics in water engineering, and Tina Comes, professor in decision theory & ICT for resilience, contributed to this paper. Their view was published on 18 November 2022 in Nature Communications Earth & Environment: 

de Bruijn, K.M., Jafino, B.A., Merz, B. et al. Flood risk management through a resilience lens. Commun Earth Environ 3, 285 (2022).