Deploying resilience.io to 200 demonstration regions in the next five years

Resilience Brokers are here…

With new ways of thinking and co-creating, driven by the power of collaboration and the networked strengths of an outstanding group of individuals and organisations, working towards a common goal: the rapid transition to resilient development paths in all regions of the world, to set them on track to achieving the Global Goals and `Paris Agreement targets.
Resilience Brokers will provide communities with the tools and support they need to become resilient and able to withstand all emerging global challenges, and a chance to look forward to a better future: a future built on equality, justice, dignity, respect and shared prosperity for all.

Resilience Brokers Programme

This ambitious initiative will see the introduction of resilient development paths in 200 city regions worldwide by 2022. The Programme is designed to foster innovative forms of cross-sector, multidisciplinary collaborations.

Underpinned by resilience.io, the Programme will connect developers, innovators and technology providers, with city stakeholder demand and local communities for collaborative risk- informed investment and policy decision making. And to support efficient infrastructure and technology design and procurement to realise cost savings of up to 40%.

The five year Programme will allow us to complete the final development phase of resilience.io; build capacity for the deployment of the technology within collaborative laboratories (collaboratories); and to support the delivery of projects with a focus on city resilience and inclusive, green growth transformation across the 200 target city regions.

Resilience Brokers will then release the technology open source to trigger a rapid scale up, to 70% of all city regions in the world by 2030. The introduction of resilient development paths at this scale will support the achievement of the Global Goals and improve the lives of more than five billion people.

The Ecological Sequestration Trust and Resilience Brokers

Resilience Brokers Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Ecological Sequestration Trust (the Trust). It has been set up with the purpose of managing the delivery of the Resilience Brokers Programme. The Resilience Brokers brand –now part of the family of brands which includes resilience.io– will be consistently implemented across all Programme related communications going forward. We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce the resilience.io brand refresh, consisting of a logo refresh and incorporation of a new colour palette. The aim is to achieve a strong visual alignment across the brands, to ensure maximum impact of the Programme’s communications.

An important call to action

Resilience Brokers have started their journey to help the world and we are inviting more experts and networks to join us. Over the next five years we aim to support at least one demonstration region in each country that signed up to the Global Goals. We are actively looking for city regions with big resilience challenges to become demonstrators for our Programme.

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resilience.io Selected to Present at CleanEquity Monaco 2017 – The 10th Anniversary – Hosted by Innovator Capital

LONDON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Resilience.io will present at CleanEquity Monaco 2017 on March 9th & 10th at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.

CleanEquity is an annual invitation-only event hosted by Innovator Capital, the London based specialist investment bank. The conference provides an intimate and collegiate setting for inventors and entrepreneurs to share their stories with delegates – key decision makers looking to assist them with reaching their commercial and strategic goals.

Other partners and sponsors include Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Foundation, Covington & Burling, Cisco EIR, Cision, Cranfield University, Deloitte, Hobbs & Towne, the Monaco Economic Board, Parkview and the Social Stock Exchange.

resilience.io has been identified by an expert panel as one of the world’s most innovative sustainable technology companies and has been selected to present to senior financial and strategic cleantech investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media.

Global to Local Scale, Human, Economic, Ecological, Systems Modelling – Thinkdif Open Mic Session

Stephen Passmore and Peter Head of The Ecological Sequestration Trust are joined by Bob Bishop of the International Centre for Earth Simulation to discuss our pioneering project creating Global to Local Scale, Human, Economic, Ecological, Systems Models for an Open Mic Session as part of the Thinkdif Disruptive Innovation Festival 2016, under the topics Systems Reset and Regenerative Cities.

esa (european space agency) and rezatec (analysing earth data) logos

URGED Project – Stirling city-region demonstrator

We are pleased to announce the start of a new resilience.io project co-funded by the European Space Agency and in partnership with Rezatec, the leading satellite geo-analytics company.  The objective will be to bring innovative Earth Observation data to support city-region resilience planning through resilience.io.

RSA – Scaling For Impact

Lightning Talk by Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA at the RSA Scaling for impact event 1 February 2016.

My journey to provide and scale support to city regions to meet Global Goals by 2030

In 2008 I was working in Arup, heading up their global planning business with a world class team of transport, environmental, urban and policy and economics experts. Before that I had worked in infrastructure design and delivery, particularly Public Private Partnerships, around the World and I was also an adviser to the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on his Sustainable Development Commission and so I was very aware of the challenges of achieving improved city resilience.

Break down barriers to tackle disaster risk

Peter Head talks about the role of data in risk sensitive resilient development in sub saharan Africa at UNISDR’s event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

Data is also vital to make the right decisions, with innovative, transparent methods needed to gather it.

Professor Peter Head, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, set out details of “resilience.io”, an open-source platform which aims to help inform decision-making by gathering satellite observation, open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable format.

“You have to link up with the economics of human well-being, not just the economics of GDP growth,” he said.

http://www.unisdr.org/archive/45141

Britain’s most successful megaprojects

Jim McClelland for Ractonteur, published in The Sunday Times.

“Just last month, the London-based Ecological Sequestration Trust signed a collaboration agreement to deliver inclusive resilient growth for the people of Mongolia. Moving from big projects to big-picture sustainability, the trust has developed resilience.io, an open-source, cloud-based regional platform, which gathers satellite and Earth observation, open-government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable visual format.

Future Cities Africa is off to a Strong Start

Collecting city data

Complementing the risk assessments is resilience.io, an innovative decision-making tool that collects data on a city. Developed by The Ecological Sequestration Trust, resilience.io gathers data from a variety of sources – satellite and earth observation, as well as open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data – and brings them all together in one place. Resilience.io is unusual in that it understands cities as systems and identifies links between the various sectors, a valuable contribution to resilience that has so far been missing.

Future Cities Africa Programme Launch

The Cities Alliance and UK Department of International Development (DFID) have launched a major new partnership initiative to support African cities as they transform themselves into resilient, inclusive centres of economic growth.

As part of the initiative, we are also establishing the resilience.io platform, a highly innovative new planning and investment decision-making support tool that is being developed by The Trust.

http://www.citiesalliance.org/FCA-launch