Scientific Committee
Adriana Allen
Maria Attard
Mike Batty
Sarah Bell
Susan Buckingham
Luiza Campos
Jim Coleman
Richard Dawson
Markus Disse
Philippe Duffour
Paul Ekins
Matt Foote
Taku Fujiyama
Peter Hall
Julian Hunt
Ljubomir Jankovic
Peter Jones
Greg Keeffe
Colin McKinnon
Vlad Mykhnenko
Alan Penn
Phillip Purnell
Charles L. Redman
Katy Roelich
Tiziana Rossetto
Peter Sammonds
Dominic Stead
Julia Stegemann
Helena Titheridge
John Twigg
Nick Tyler
Chris Warburton-Brown
Katie Williams
Richard Wiltshire
Gordon Woo

The continuing trend toward urbanisation has brought to the fore the linkages between human societies, the technological world which they have created and live in, and the natural environment. Understanding these linkages is crucial to the survival of our species. Recent events (hurricane Katrina, Fukushima disaster, UK flooding 2007) have shown what dire consequences can ensue when weak links are overlooked.

Engineers, policy makers, designers and planners are some of the key professions shaping the future of the urban world. The decisions they make today will often affect many generations to come. As such it is essential that their decision be backed by knowledge which is both scientifically sound and also fully aware of the human factors inherent in urban issues.

The first international conference in Urban Sustainability and Resilience will bring together world experts from across a wide range of engineering, science and social science disciplines with three main objectives:

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The central themes of the conference will be:

In addition the conference welcomes papers and posters appropriate to one or more of the following topics:

In partnership with the International Conference on Urban Change in Iran.