A resilience planning process has begun to address the predicted impacts of climate change in Western Sydney on our WSU campus infrastructure and communities of practice. A preliminary discussion paper has been drafted and circulated to infrastructure managers and researchers involved with the and Sustainability theme champions. This discussion paper drew upon established modelling for climate change impacts, along with strategies proposed by the Resilient Sydney project, and the Property Council of NSW. A range of valuable research already undertaken by WSU researchers includes that on Cooling Commons in Western Sydney, and heat islands such as carparks. A process of campus workshops is proposed to map strategies on the CORE model of campus roles and interactions, and compiled into a preliminary Resilience Assessment.
Sustainability theme researchers and Theme Champions
Infrastructure Services, Office of Estate and Commercial
Environmental Sustainability, Office of Estate and Commercial