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Environmental Technology Special Interest Group (ETSIG) Webinar – Uncertain Times; Smart Cities and Resilience by Dr Peter Williams

Smart cities can be more resilient – or less – to natural and man-made disasters. Resilience can be increased through using “smart” technologies (IoT, AI/analytics etc) to mitigate and respond to climate change challenges, disasters, and other unforeseen shocks like the current COVID-19 pandemic. But resilience can also be reduced, where smart technologies enable new modes of failure. This talk will review the potential pros and cons.