Infrastructure shocks and the politics of urban life
Last modified: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:16:14 BST
Decision Theatre Paper
Researchers from CESER (Claire Walsh, Richard Dawson, Stephanie Glendinning, Vassilis Glenis) in collaboration with researchers from Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise and Newcastle City Council have recently published a paper which introduces the concept of a ‘Decision Theatre’ and describes how this approach was tested by co-designing, with a range of stakeholders, two events to identify current vulnerabilities of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne to a storm event and to investigate the effectiveness of adaptation options to surface water flooding. Based on these 'proof of concept' events, CESER along with other researchers at Newcastle University are considering are more permanent research and engagement facility for exploring and understanding collaborative decision-making and public engagement.
Walsh CL; Glendinning S; Dawson RJ; England K; Martin M; Watkins CL; Wilson, R; Glenis V; McLoughlin A; Parker D. 2013. Collaborative platform to facilitate engineering decision-making. Engineering Sustainability 166, ES2: 98-107.
The full paper can be downloaded at: HERE.
This paper is in a special issue of Engineering Sustainability on 'Participatory Planning' which is available on the journal's website.
The deadline for abstract submissions is the end of April.
This workshop looks at the experiences of A&E staff in dealing with trauma and unpicks the processes and practices discussed by the individuals from both their everyday and one-off experiences. We will explore a story of infrastructure shock and reflect on this based on the understanding constructed from the medical cases. We will ask you to share your own stories of ‘shock’ to help draw out learning from these different contexts.
The workshop is free to attend and travel expenses can be covered.
When: Monday 26 November, 1-5pm
Where: Bloomsbury Suite, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ
Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org