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Challenges & opportunities of making cities sustainable, resilient & inclusive, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 28 April 2021
  • 08:00 - 09:00
Challenges & opportunities of making cities sustainable, resilient & inclusive, webinar

About this event

We are in a climate and ecological emergency where we are already experiencing profound impacts on people, biodiversity and on our infrastructure; with floods affecting our homes, travel, utilities and environment, and high temperatures impacting rail lines, roads and extreme weather causing disruption to our daily lives.

Our infrastructure is complex, multifaceted and interdependent, failure of one part leads to the failure of the whole system, therefore we need to connect the dots using a ‘systems approach’ that requires diverse professionals working collaboratively at multiple levels.

We have a huge opportunity to lead, innovate and not only make our infrastructure resilient to present and future impacts of climate change but also re-design it and our cities in general for the benefit of all sections of our society.

This presentation will explore real blockers to cities becoming sustainable, resilient and inclusive and also provide recommendations on how to break down silos and embed sustainability thinking from the outset of a project and how infrastructure professionals can work across sectors to create a sustainable, resilient and inclusive nation.

This webinar has been organised by ICE South West's Dorchester City Club.

A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to those who have booked to attend a few days before the webinar.


Anusha Shah

Anusha Shah

Anusha is the Director of Resilient Cities at Arcadis. She is also a Royal Academy of Engineering-Visiting Professor at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability and Inclusive Design. She is a Fellow with the ICE and will soon be joining the ICE as its third woman and only BAME succeeding Vice President in 200 years.

She is an External Examiner at Leeds Beckett University and represents Arcadis at the London Climate Change Partnership. Anusha is also the immediate Past Chair of the Thames Estuary Partnership Board.

Anusha has specialisation in Water and Environmental Engineering with over 20 years’ experience in designing, managing and leading projects and programmes, both in the UK and internationally. She has worked with the government, NGO’s, consultants, contractors, regulator and utility companies, and has led various multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects on water, environment, flood risk management, mining and rail. She sits on various industry net zero and sustainability groups. She was the Co-Chair of ICE London and South-East Diversity Task Force and a member of the ICE Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Panel.

Anusha was the youngest and first female Chair of the ICE London Region in 2010, General Council Member and Trustee of the ICE for two consecutive terms, Non-Exec Director, Thomas Telford Board, Member, Member of the ICE Executive Board, Member of the ICE Research & Development Panel and Member of the ICE Qualifications Panel.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]