Sustainability Summit

Designing For Resilience And Disaster Planning – Why Sustainability Now Also Means Being Prepared

As the risk of more frequent and extreme natural hazards rises with climate change, their impacts compound and make us more vulnerable to potential crisis. To prevent potential systemic failures, we need to make Australia less vulnerable to disruption. So how do we design greater resilience to cope, recover, and adapt to build a more resilient Australia so that we don’t have to keep rebuilding after every flood fire or quake and how do we design for resilience and plan for the next big disaster?

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Explain how Australia can become less vulnerable to disruption caused by climate change and extreme weather events.
  • Identify what architecture and design can contribute to creating resilience to help cope with, recover from, and adapt to more frequent climate related issues.
  • Understand how architecture and design can prevent potential systemic failures.

(Competency codes: PC 3, PC 16, PC 28)


Session Information

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Jamileh Jahangiri

Studio Orsi



Llewellyn Regler

Network Architectural


Nigel Bell

ECOdesign Architects


Nazli Almasirad

Etex Australia (Representing Siniat)


Alix Pearce

Insurance Council of Australia