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Resilient Futures

Resilient Futures
Date:
2010-2013
Themes:
Simulation, Modelling and Evalution, Complex Networks, Decentralised and Autonomous Systems
Funding:
ESRC (EP/I005943/1)

The R-Futures programme is a 3 year multidisciplinary research project considering "the future developments in the UK's energy and transport infrastructure and the resilience of these systems to natural and malicious threats and hazards". It aims to identify the resilience implications of infrastructural decision making on a 2030/2050 timescale. Relevant and compelling future scenarios as well as hazard episodes are being developed as a context for analysis. In order to avoid an artificially segregated analysis, diverse stakeholders are being engaged to characterise the horizontal cross-sectoral interdependencies between relevant infrastructures and agencies, and the vertical interplay between micro, meso and macro layers of agencies and infrastructures. Models of relevant socio-technological systems are being built in order to capture the key causal relationships between actors. A fully interactive demonstrator system that operationalises resilience for key stakeholders is also being built.

Primary investigators

  • Seth Bullock
  • Andrew Dainty
  • Richard Dawson
  • Jonathan Rigg
  • Jon Timmis
  • Pete Fussey
  • Brooke Rogers
  • Beverley Searle

Secondary investigators

  • Mehdi Khoury
  • Paul Andrews
  • Julia Pearce
  • Gaihua Fu
  • Chris Goodier
  • Daniel Sage
  • Lee Bosher

Associated research groups

  • Science and Engineering of Natural Systems Group
  • Agents, Interaction and Complexity
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