Le Moniteur, the French magazine on the topic buildings and public works, has organized the roundtable “Building resilient and sustainable cities” during the conference “Natural risks and construction”, held on 4 April 2016 in Paris.
Daniel Schertzer, Director of the HM&Co lab and of the Chair “Hydrology for resilient cities”, has been invited to attend and debate with Cyrille Hanappe (ENSA Paris Belleville), Philippe Estingoy (Agence Qualité Construction), Martial Chevreuil (Egis) and Fabien Renou (rédacteur en chef du Moniteur), who was the roundtable moderator.
The debate highlighted how a major change is ongoing in the construction field and in the way natural risks are faced. Urban resilience is a concept that has gained importance in cities planning and adaptation to natural risks: rather than simply acting against risks the focus is on dealing with risks at different levels: from the regulation, and architecture, to citizen involvement, and research (e.g. on complex systems and their modeling). Daniel Schertzer mentioned successful examples of scientific projects that contributed to enhance urban resilience, as well as to support the ecological, economic and transition of our society.
Learn more about this conference: read the conference programme