Level 5 Award in Urban Resilience and Major City Management

Strategic planning and management of major cities is fast becoming one of the central issues of 21st century risk and crisis management, as well as urban planning in general. The growth of even middle-size cities has gone beyond what their infrastructures were designed to manage, and there is a growing realisation that many of the structural and organisational frameworks that have been designed to support city management are either no longer fit for purpose, or are reaching the limits of their ability to model, understand and engage with the challenges associated with modern major city management.

This programme looks at some of the critical issues associated with major city management, taking best practice formats from across the world, but particularly from the lessons learned from the London Resilience Gold Command Crisis Management programme and other similar political and civil projects. The London Resilience programme created a rich archive of political, academic and operational lessons that can be utilised by any city management team to understand and develop the multi-stakeholder networks that are critical to any major city management programme.

Understanding the Modern Major City Risk Environment

  • 21st Century Major City Management
  • Chaos and Complexity: Mapping the 21st Century Urban Crisis Context
  • The Modern Urban Risk Environment: Climate, Urbanisation, Infrastructure
  • From Hyper-Connected to Community Resilience

Major Cities as Complex Systems

  • Strategic Planning Development Process
  • Modelling Complex Dependencies
  • Principles and Templates for Multi-Agency Integration
  • ‘One Ring to Rule Them All….’

Wicked Problems, Crisis Events and Strategic Multi-Agency Frameworks

  • Understanding Major City Crisis Events
  • Climate Change
  • Resource Stress
  • Infrastructure Fragility
  • Black Sky / Black Start
  • Terrorism
  • MAGIC – Multi-Agency Incident Command Systems

Preparing for the City of 2030

  • Smart City Modelling
  • Transport Infrastructures
  • From Global Supply Chains to Hyper-Localization
  • Future Proofing

From Vision to Reality: Capability Development + Community Engagement

  • Community Engagement
  • Resilience and Sustainability
  • A Different Perspective: Learning From The Global South
  • A New Leadership: By The People For the People