Fourth Resilience Colloquium
Through RC4, we aim to improve understanding of the interconnections between Sustainable Urban Systems (SUSs) and the rural settings on which they depend and impact. The colloquium will be organized by the UNM Resilience Institute in partnership with Colorado State University and with support from the National Science Foundation and the New Mexico Department of Transportation. We welcome diverse participation including multidisciplinary, multi-sector, and cross-cultural perspectives.
With an emphasis on the host city of Albuquerque as a case study, we will explore answers to the following three guiding questions:
Q1: How do changes in urban systems impact the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural communities and landscapes (the hinterlands)?
Q2: How do changes in the hinterlands impact the resilience and adaptive capacity of urban communities?
Q3: How does the co-evolution of urban-hinterland systems decrease or enhance the overall resilience of the coupled system?
We will use a mixed-mode format for exploring our guiding questions including plenary speakers, short presentations, discussion panels, and working-group sessions. A preliminary agenda will be released by mid-June.
For questions about registration please email: Nilooshams@unm.edu