Penang Institute is proud to host a public lecture entitled “Towards Flood-Resilient Cities in The Face of Climate Change (Mandarin Forum)” by Liao Kuei-Hsien which is scheduled as follows:
Date: November 23, Friday
Time: 8.00pm (Registration starts at 7.30pm)
Venue: Conference Hall, Penang Institute, 10 Brown Road, 10350 George Town, Penang
In the face of increasing extreme precipitation events, a paradigm shift in flood hazard mitigation is necessary. The focus needs to shift from striving to control floods to learning to live with floods. In this talk I will introduce the notion of flood resilience. A flood-resilient city implies the capacity of the city to tolerate flooding in the first place, and if a flood causes damage and social-economic disturbance, it also implies the capacity to recover quickly back to a fully functional state. Flood resilience is an entirely different concept from the current norm of flood resistance or flood prevention in flood hazard mitigation. It requires the redesign of the built environment (i.e., buildings, open spaces, and infrastructure) such that it can adapt to frequent flooding. In this talk I will also demonstrate various urban design strategies to adapt to increasing flooding to promote flood resilience.
(Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, National Taipei University, Taiwan)
廖桂贤 / 国立台北大学都市计划研究所副教授