ESRC CASCADE-NET Seminar 6: Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience: engaging diverse groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building
Co-organised by: London Climate Change Partnership and the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England, Bristol, working with a number of individuals and agencies.
Date/time: 10:30-16:00, Friday 21st June 2019
Venue: Committee Room 3, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
Questions to be explored during the seminar:
• Who are the less-heard voices in society in extreme weather adaptation and wider resilience building?
• How are these groups identified and their vulnerability appraised?
• How do perceptions of vulnerability compare with reality?
• What are the relationships between environmental justice and social justice, social vulnerability, and adaptation?
• How are we working with different groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building (including timing within Extreme Weather Adaptation Cycle?)
• Do less heard voices influence and play a role in policy decisions? How can their role be enhanced?
• What are the research needs and priorities – conceptual; methodological? How is research linking to policy and practice?
|10.30||1. Welcome and setting the scene
Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience: initial mapping of the territory/ aims of the day. Professor Lindsey McEwen (Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience, UWE Bristol) and Kristen Guida (London Climate Change Partnership)
|10.40||2. Who are the vulnerable groups and less heard voices? Led by Kristen Guida (London Climate Change Partnership)
Practical mapping activity
Bringing equity into urban adaptation planning Professor Robin Leichenko (Co-Director, Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers University)
|11.30||4. Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience: research and practice
(10 minute provocations)
·Unheard voices: disabled people and emergency planning – Dr Glyn Everett (Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, UWE Bristol)
·Bringing children’s voices into Emergency Planning (Kelsey Smith, Innovation Officer, Save the Children)
·Learning to Trust: The role of knowledge brokers in widening true communities of practice. Dr Justin Sharpe (Department of Geography, King’s College London; @edu4drr)
·Dynamics of listening and silencing in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire. Dr Flora Cornish (Department of Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science) and Cathy Long (Devoted)
|12.30||5. Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience: exploring research needs
Quick-fire stimuli (10 minutes each)
·Building community resilience in emergencies: reflections on four social action innovations. Belinda Moreau-Jones (NESTA)
·Blue – Green Infrastructure and Resilience: Thames Ward Community Project Anusha Shah (Chair, Thames Estuary Partnership)
|13.00||LUNCH and NETWORKING|
|14.00||Communicating Consequences – Ed Barsley (The Environmental Design Studio)
6. Collective exploration of the questions emergent from morning presentations
Learning café with hosts and rapporteurs – including Reflections on implications for research/ practice links
|15.40||7. Plenary and concluding remarks|