International online debate | « Are cities and human systems (really) becoming increasingly fragile in the face of disasters? »

1 juin 2018 - 11 juin 2018

Groupe de recherche i-Rec + Œuvre durable | U. de Montréal

Courtoisie du Groupe de recherche i-Rec + Œuvre durable de l’Université de Montréal

Announcement :

We invite you to participate in the debate by posting comments and voting on the motion.

Scholars and practitioners in Disaster Risk Reduction often claim that as the world urbanizes and the planet warms, more disasters occur. They argue that human progress and technological advances place ecosystems, urban systems, and humans themselves in danger.

From this perspective, human systems are increasingly fragile – and perhaps on the brink of collapse. Yet other experts argue that cities and human systems have never been stronger, and that the majority of humans are in fact becoming less vulnerable to disaster.

Thomas Fisher and Michael Mehaffy, two internationally recognized experts in matters of human progress and sustainable development, will defend each viewpoint over ten days:

  • Opening remarks – June 1, 2018
  • Rebuttal remarks – June 5, 2018
  • Closing remarks – June 11, 2018 (voting ends on June 11)

The three best comments will be awarded prizes of up to $1000!”

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Source : Gonzalo Lizarralde, PhD | Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The Royal Society of Canada | Professeur - École d’architecture, Université de Montréal | Titulaire de la Chaire Fayolle-Magil Construction en architecture, bâtiment et durabilité | Directeur du Groupe de recherche IF (grif) et Œuvre durable

Publié le 25 mai 2018