Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet) celebrates six years of leveraging its global network of scholars and partners to promote and co-organize the 11th International forum on Urbanism Conference. The conference will convene academics from different disciplines and policy leaders to discuss the most relevant research challenges related to urban resilience conceptualization and implementation. The conference will help to bridge science and policy while supporting a consistent operationalization of the New Urban Agenda and the 11th Sustainable Development Goal: “Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.”


  • Post-disaster and post-conflick resilience
  • Climate resilience governance and planning
  • Urban design and management: Infrastructures and services
  • Community resilience

Resilience, responsibility, & results

April 8-10 | Los Angeles

At the 2018 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship will gather more than 600 CSR leaders to explore how strong corporate social responsibility programs can ensure a sustainable and prosperous future while delivering strong returns now.

This national conference will bring together water resource professionals and others working toward a safe, sustainable, and resilient water future. Participants will learn from each others’ experiences and share innovative ideas for building a common water future. The WSP’s Jon O’Riordan be involved in coordinating a session on restoring resiliency for the Columbia Basin and implications for the upcoming negotiations on the Columbia River Treaty. Other session topics will include:


  • Planning, Policy and Governance
  • Transboundary Water
  • ManagementWatershed ManagementFirst
  • Nations and WaterClimate
  • Change Impacts and Adaptation

The 2018 International Urban Security & Resilience Conference and Workshops provides a high-level forum for international representatives from security, intelligence and law-enforcement, public and private security practitioners, government officials, community and corporate leaders, non-governmental agencies, and academia to engage in a dialogue purpose of developing new strategies to counter evolving global security challenges.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Innovation
  • Urban transporation
  • Public spaces
  • Counterterrorism

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the INTERSECTION of Education, Research and Practice. Through a series of educational sessions at the 2018 AIA Conference in New York City, we will extend the conference discussions around Design and Resilience in a symposium through the categories of Technological, Social and Ecological Resilience.


  • Design for Social Impact
  • Technological Resilience and Design
  • Resilience, Performance, Prototyping, and Fabrication