Future Cities: Science of Resilience

Cities in South-East Asia are increasingly exposed to physical hazards such as strong winds, flash-floods, landslides, subsidence and air pollution. Losses are not adequately estimated and investment in resilience is fundamental to the economic progress of the entire ASEAN, estimated to be the 4th largest economy in the world by 2050.

Future Cities: Science to Action for Building Resilience of Urban Communities to Climate Induced Physical Hazards.

Climate change and expansion of cities will lead to escalation in flooding and landslides. Distinct groups of physical scientists need to work together to deliver integrated approaches for multi-hazard assessment and delineate areas susceptible to urban hazards.

The aims of this initiative was to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners working on physical hazards in South-east Asia (with specific emphasis on Malaysia) to link with counterparts in the UK. To this end, a number of workshops in the UK and in Malaysia and exchange visits were organized. One of these was the Workshop on New Science and Business Developments for Managing.

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