At a time when we face unprecedented global challenges, it is cities who are putting themselves at the forefront of the drive for new ideas and approaches. Resilience can take many forms – whether it be responding to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters, the changing nature of work and the economy, migration and significant populations/demographic changes, to name but a few.
Cities are acting as test beds for innovation and hubs for the wider regions they are located in. Resilient cities will be those urban centers which prepare to thrive on the arising opportunities. Critically, they will also be cities that bring their residents with them – resilient cities are founded on resilient communities.
Join Lolita Jackson FRSA as she draws on her extensive experience as a global leader to explore the work that is underway and the opportunities it could offer in Japan. As a leading figure in resilience in the city of New York and a member of a number of global city networks, she offers an insight into the way that cities are making a difference. This is also your chance to contribute to the debate and discuss about Tokyo’s own resilience in responding to natural disasters and economic challenges.
Reflecting this global community, we will be connecting online with a group of RSA Fellows and interested others in Scotland, who will join us in the conversation. RSA Scotland has been working closely with Lolita on the global resilience discussions, and are keen to use this event as the beginning of collaboration with RSA Japan.