Seminar on climate-resilient infrastructure

Drawing from theories of urban and environmental planning, Dr. Elnaz Torabi will share her research to date in the field of resilience and adaptation to climate change for critical infrastructure. Using the key findings from interviews with experts in the water sector in Australia, the seminar will explore the main resilience strategies and some of the barriers and drivers for adaptation planning in the long term.

  • Title: Is it time to let go? Adaptation Planning for Critical Urban Infrastructure
  • Time & Place: Room 518/519, Chamberlain Building (#35)
  • Speaker: Dr. Elnaz Torabi is a Lecturer in Environmental Policy/Planning at Griffith University, School of Environment and Science. She convenes a wide range of courses on natural resource planning, development processes, environmental planning, and work integrated learning. She is also affiliated with the Cities Research Institute’s Adaptation Science Research theme, focusing on planning and decision-making for resilience. Elnaz has a background in architecture and urban planning. She has previously worked in senior and principal planning roles in local government. Her doctoral research focused on urban resilience and adaptation to climate-related disasters in coastal cities and she has later continued to work in this field as a research fellow at Griffith University. This research is topical at a time when governments and communities are struggling to effectively respond to future uncertainty and change.