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SEI Recieves Grant: Researchers Win Grant to Study Urban Vulnerability and Resilience

Resilience to climate change incorporates both being prepared for and coping with increasing stresses and shock events.

We are excited to announce that SEI researchers Professor David Schlosberg and Luke Craven, in partnership with Resilient Sydney, have been awarded a Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP) grant by Emergency NSW to examine community perspectives on vulnerability and resilience.

Over the course of 2017, a Sydney Environment Institute team will be working closely with Resilient Sydney to undertake a number of community engagement sessions, using innovative system mapping techniques to understand the perceptions and experiences of climate shocks and stressors in communities of Greater Sydney.

Resilience to climate change incorporates both being prepared for and coping with increasing stresses and shock events. In cities, these events have complex impacts that interact with and affect one another, crossing multiple geographic, community and administrative boundaries. Understanding how citizens experience these dynamics is crucial to developing effective policy responses.

The research project responds to needs identified through the Resilient Sydney program for agencies to further their understanding of the complexity of citizen experiences during and after shock events across urban metropolitan Sydney, with the goal of informing and improving the organizational capability of responding agencies and the community themselves.