• 19 April 2018

    Glasgow's Healthier Future Forum 21

    Location: 200SVS, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RQ
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    Resilience in Glasgow: where next?

    This event was an opportunity to discuss how we can build on the momentum established through Glasgow’s approach to what future challenges and opportunities may be and where the resilience concept can take us next. 

    In recent years, resilience has grown in significance within policy and practice responses to the challenges that face us, ranging from responses to climate change, inequalities and economic uncertainty. The launch of Glasgow City Council’s resilience strategy in September 2016 was a significant moment for the city, defining resilience as ‘the capacity to endure, adapt and generate new ways of thinking and functioning in the face of change, uncertainty and adversity’.  The document identified four strategic pillars to focus action to increase our resilience: empowering communities, unlocking place-based solutions, innovating to promote economic growth and fostering civic participation. 

    Speakers included Duncan Booker, Glasgow’s Chief Resilience Officer and Sarah Toy, Chief Resilience Officer for Bristol’s resilience strategy. Workshops allowed exploration of areas where resilience responses are being practiced and help contribute to their continuing development. The workshops focused on early years, social protection, community planning, community engagement and climate adaptation.

    View the presentations below

    Resilience in Glasgow - where next?

    Peter Seaman, Glasgow Centre for Population Health

    Can a focus on urban resilience help to tackle inequality? Reflections from Bristol

    Sarah Toy, Bristol City Council

    People make Glasgow resilient - future challenges

    Duncan Booker, Glasgow City Council

    Workshop 1: Community planning & resilience

    Karen McNiven, NHS GG&C

    Workshop 2: Community resilience in the face of climate change

    Frankie Barrett, Glasgow City Council & Gregor Yates, GCPH

    Workshop 3: Social protection & resilience

    Katharine Timpson, University of the West of Scotland, Rachel Hewitt, Glasgow Caledonian University & Ida Norberg, University of Glasgow

    Workshop 4: Building resilience in the early years

    Heather Douglas, Glasgow City Council & Valerie McNeice, GCPH

    Workshop 5: Community resilience

    Rosie Robertson, Calton Community & Learning Centre & Russell Jones, GCPH

    Workshop 6: Volunteering: how do People make Glasgow?

    David Maxwell, Volunteer Glasgow

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