GLA's Chief Resilience Officer speaks at our January 'Healthy Cities'
We are delighted that the GLA's Chief Resilience Officer, Dr Fiona Twycross, will be speaking at our 'Healthy Cities ' forum on 30th January 2018 at Apothecaries' Hall, London.
Healthy Cities are indeed resilient cities and our forum will look at how London and the UK, is meeting the housing needs for a diverse population, the strains on current infrastructure in the capital and the development of core train lines for the Northern Powerhouse along with how our health service and science research hubs are innovating in the face of current and future challenges, providing centres of excellence and boosting the UK economy.
It was announced a week ago that City Hall had formed a new partnership with 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation) to share ideas and design plans to tackle challenges, including a growing population, infrastructure and transport.
Fiona, who is also Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, said
'London faces huge pressures in the future, including the impact of Brexit on our economy, a severe lack of affordable housing and the challenges of tackling serious violence on our streets. All of this is against a backdrop of a growing population in London and the challenges of ensuring we have the infrastructure to keep our capital the best city in the world.