Birmingham workshop 

Lucas House, Edgbaston Park Rd; University of Birmingham B15 2TT,
31st January 2013

Kessenumma, Tohoku, Japan, March 2011

Longbridge, West Midlands, England, Sept 1978

Welcome and keynote:

  • Prof. Jon Coaffee: Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science (GEES), The University of Birmingham (UoB)
  • Dr. Peter Lee, CURS and Prof Osamu Sohda, Waseda University: Slow Burn and Sudden Shocks: the Role of Redundancy in Regional Resilience

Theorising Redundancy

  • Prof. Martin Freer, School of Physics, UoB: Redundancy in Physical Systems
  • Prof. Chris Rogers, School of Civil Engineering, UoB: Redundancy as Critical Local Infrastructure
  • Prof. Simin Davoudi: School of Architecture, Newcastle University: Resilience and Redundancy in Planning
  • Discussion and tea/coffee

Governance, regeneration and planning for adaptive capacity

  • Prof. Andy Pike, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, Newcastle University: In Search of Adaptive Capacity: Adaptation, Adaptability and Resilience
  • Dave Carter, Head of Planning & Growth Strategy, Planning & Regeneration, Birmingham City Council: Building City-Regional Resilience – Foresight and Futures Planning
  • Prof Mike Raco, The Bartlett School of Planning: Resilience Planning and the Restless Search for Normality in Development Policy: Lessons From London
  • Discussion

Redundancy as diversity and alternative models of delivery

  • Dr. Vlad Mykhnenko, CURS/GEES: The Fiscal Resilience and The City
  • Paul Slatter and Hannah Worth, Chamberlain Forum, Birmingham: Co-Production and Community Resilience
  • Dr. Simon Pemberton: GEES: Super-Diversity and Adaptive Capacity
  • Discussion and tea/coffee

Understanding Slow Burn Shocks

  • Richard Browne, Partnership Manager, Strategic Partnership Team, Birmingham City Council: Measuring Resilience and the Social Impact of Recession in Birmingham
  • Dr. Caroline Chapain, Birmingham Business School, UoB: The Longbridge Closure and City-Regional Impact
  • Dr. Oleg Golubchikov, GEES: Super-shocks, endowment and the limits to resilience: the case of Russia
  • Dr. Ed Ferrari, Department of Town and Country Planning, University of Sheffield: Demographic, Energy and Economic Change in Japan’s Shrinking Regions
  • Discussion

Redundancy and adaptive capacity in regional resilience

  • Prof Osamu Sohda, Waseda University: planning responses to the Tohoku triple disaster
  • Summary and Roundtable discussion on the research and policy agenda