Richard Bonner


Richard is the UK Cities Director for Arcadis, focussing on the issues that cities face in addressing their challenges with sustainable urban development. Areas of market focus include housing, mobility, city resiliency and asset productivity working with public and private sector clients and those in regulated industries.

Richard is a non-executive director of Business West / Bristol Chamber and Initiative, an advisor to the Property Sector Group of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and a Business Fellow at the University of the West of England.

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What does resiliency mean to you and why is it important to your organisation?

Much like globalisation and urbanisation, the word ‘resilience’ is commonly used and fast becoming a buzzword for conveying general system performance. Global threats such as climate change, and a growing recognition that disasters in urban areas can impact millions of people and affect entire economic systems, are giving rise to more robust resilience planning. We will explore the current threats and look at the long-term resilience plans needed to make cities better places to live, work and play.