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2016-07-08

INFRA 2016
21 au 23 novembre - Palais des congrès de Montréal

 

Biographie du conférencier : Charles Ormsby, Arup

M. Charles Ormsby est ingénieur en génie civil spécialisé en conception d’infrastructures urbaines, coordination de services publics et développement de stratégies de gestion intégrée des ressources en eau pour des sites de caractère architectural exceptionnel. Il est le chargé des services en gestion de l'eau chez Arup au Canada. Suivant l’obtention d’un diplôme de maîtrise d’ingénierie sur les coûts sociaux des travaux d’infrastructures urbaines à Montréal,M. Ormsby a rejoint le groupe Arup Infrastructures à Londres, où il a joué un rôle clé pour plusieurs projets dans les domaines de l’aménagement de sites et de la gestion de l’eau. Son expérience comprend également l’élaboration de stratégies de développement durable LEED(TM) et Envision(TM) en génie civil pour des projets d’importance nationale. Il travaille désormais chez Arup au Canada où il a été le coordonnateur de conception des travaux de génie civil sur quelques des plus grands projets PPP et conception-construction du pays.

Résumé de la conférence

Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters – including weather, health and seismic events – caused $1.7 trillion globally in damages. This figure includes direct impacts on infrastructure, communities and the environment, together with reductions in business profitability and economic growth in affected regions.

Resilience is the ability of people, organizations or systems to prepare for, respond, recover from and thrive in the face of hazards. The goal is to ensure the continuity and advancement of economic prosperity, business success, environmental quality and human well-being, despite external threats. In a globalized world, only the most resilient cities will remain economically competitive and attractive for business growth, and capable of adapting to continually changing conditions.

Through global case studies, this presentation explores how the resilience of critical urban infrastructure systems is being enhanced to prepare cities more effectively for major weather-related hazards and examines the co-benefits of resiliency actions such as mobility improvements, environmental performance, energy efficiency, community wellness, safety, security, etc. We will explain how Arup has successfully worked with New York to apply green infrastructure as a viable option for resiliency following Superstorm Sandy, with San Francisco to safeguard the BART metro line from the effects of climate change, and with London to develop a master plan framework ensuring a lasting legacy on the lands regenerated for the Olympics.

We will also explore the tools that are being used by cities to assess the extent of their resilience, to identify critical areas of weakness, and to identify actions and programs to improve the city’s resilience. In particular we will present the City Resilience Framework developed by Arup in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Toolkit for Resilient Cities developed by Arup in collaboration with Siemens/RPA.

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