HARMONISE Final Event at Genoa Smart Week 2016
The Resilient City – Future Proofing Our Urban Infrastructure was the theme of the final event of the HARMONISE project final event, which took place in Genoa, Italy on 24th May 2016.
As coordinator of the project, Future Analytics Consulting director Dr William Hynes presented at the event, and was joined in Italy by director Stephen M. Purcell, and staff members Aoife Doyle and Maria Rochford who also contributed their knowledge of the project to the day.
The event was part of Genoa Smart Week 2016 – a week of conferences, European project meetings, expos and networking events to explore ideas that promote innovations for the development of livable cities.
HARMONISE was a three-year EU-funded research and development project that focused on enhancing the resilience of large-scale built infrastructure. The final event was an opportunity to showcase the findings and results from the work undertaken by FAC and the other members of the consortium.
The event opened with an introduction by Dr Hynes, and began with a session called Urban Resilience – The New Wave, chaired by HARMONISE project partners the University of Warwick and Finmeccanica. Towards Holistic Decision Making For Resilience was the title of session two which was hosted by FAC and gave an introduction to the HARMONISE project and approach. Ulster University facilitated the next session Governing for Resilience – Implementation Challenges and the event closed with a panel discussion entitled Urban Resilience in Practice – International Perspectives.
The conference drew an audience of almost 100 practitioners, researchers, and academics from across the international urban environment sector.
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