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Training Regions Research Centre Strategic Plan 2011-2013

Becker, Per LU (2011)
Abstract
Our world is changing and cities and regions are increasingly understood not only as

places, but also as vital hubs in national and global networks, through which people,

capital, goods and services flow to ensure the functioning of society, as we know it. People

and capital are increasingly concentrated in these hubs, which aside of positive effects on

efficiency also is associated with challenges for safety, security and sustainability.



Training Regions is a public-private partnership to promote resilient cities and regions. It

is a triple helix formation in which governmental authorities, private companies and

universities collaborate for reaching the objectives of... (More)
Our world is changing and cities and regions are increasingly understood not only as

places, but also as vital hubs in national and global networks, through which people,

capital, goods and services flow to ensure the functioning of society, as we know it. People

and capital are increasingly concentrated in these hubs, which aside of positive effects on

efficiency also is associated with challenges for safety, security and sustainability.



Training Regions is a public-private partnership to promote resilient cities and regions. It

is a triple helix formation in which governmental authorities, private companies and

universities collaborate for reaching the objectives of their respective sphere. Its focus is on

Training, in its widest sense, including all types of activities supporting the development of

capacities of cities and regions to protect the well-being of their citizens and to maintain

critical societal functions. This by ensuring effective and efficient flows of people, capital,

goods and services, regardless of disturbance or disruption, now and in the future.



Training Regions is promoting safety, security and sustainability partly by contributing to

meet the needs for new research based knowledge, processes, methods and tools to address

these key challenges. It includes an independent transdisciplinary centre for research and

innovation, hosted by Lund University. The research and open innovation activities at

Training Regions is structured in four mutually supporting programmes, all of which with

considerable overlaps between each other:



1. Critical Flows: Mapping Interdependencies in Critical Flows for Cities and Regions

2. Risk Governance: Managing Risk and Adapting Cities and Regions in a Changing World

3. Response Management: Managing Emergencies, Disasters and Crises in Cities and Regions

4. Training: Developing Sustainable Capacities for Resilient Cities and Regions



The first programme focuses on cities and regions as complex systems of critical flows

necessary for the well-being of citizens and for maintaining and developing critical societal

functions. The second programme focuses on how to manage risk in such complex and

dynamic systems, with multiple values, threats and stakeholders, and how to adapt cities

and regions to climate change and other ongoing processes of change. The third

programme focuses on the management and coordination of a multitude of stakeholders

necessary to alleviate the consequences of events in which critical flows are disrupted.

Finally, the last programme focuses on how external stakeholders can support the

development of sustainable capacities within cities and regions to be resilient, regardless of

disturbance or disruption, now and in the future. Hence, Training Regions is not only

focusing on developing knowledge, systems, processes, methods and tools to directly

implement activities that promote safety, security and sustainability, but also for

supporting cities and regions to develop their own resilience.



Training Regions Research Centre has four strategic objectives for 2011-2013. These are

to establish Training Regions Research Centre as (1) a transdisciplinary centre for research

and innovation for safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions; (2) a quality

outlet of scientific publications as well as publications for practitioners involved in

promoting safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions; (3) a natural partner in

initiatives to promote safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions in practice;

and (4) highly visible in the scientific community, as well as in popular science media and

mass-media. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Our world is changing and cities and regions are increasingly understood not only as<br/><br>
places, but also as vital hubs in national and global networks, through which people,<br/><br>
capital, goods and services flow to ensure the functioning of society, as we know it. People<br/><br>
and capital are increasingly concentrated in these hubs, which aside of positive effects on<br/><br>
efficiency also is associated with challenges for safety, security and sustainability.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Training Regions is a public-private partnership to promote resilient cities and regions. It<br/><br>
is a triple helix formation in which governmental authorities, private companies and<br/><br>
universities collaborate for reaching the objectives of their respective sphere. Its focus is on<br/><br>
Training, in its widest sense, including all types of activities supporting the development of<br/><br>
capacities of cities and regions to protect the well-being of their citizens and to maintain<br/><br>
critical societal functions. This by ensuring effective and efficient flows of people, capital,<br/><br>
goods and services, regardless of disturbance or disruption, now and in the future.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Training Regions is promoting safety, security and sustainability partly by contributing to<br/><br>
meet the needs for new research based knowledge, processes, methods and tools to address<br/><br>
these key challenges. It includes an independent transdisciplinary centre for research and<br/><br>
innovation, hosted by Lund University. The research and open innovation activities at<br/><br>
Training Regions is structured in four mutually supporting programmes, all of which with<br/><br>
considerable overlaps between each other:<br/><br>
<br/><br>
1. Critical Flows: Mapping Interdependencies in Critical Flows for Cities and Regions<br/><br>
2. Risk Governance: Managing Risk and Adapting Cities and Regions in a Changing World<br/><br>
3. Response Management: Managing Emergencies, Disasters and Crises in Cities and Regions<br/><br>
4. Training: Developing Sustainable Capacities for Resilient Cities and Regions<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The first programme focuses on cities and regions as complex systems of critical flows<br/><br>
necessary for the well-being of citizens and for maintaining and developing critical societal<br/><br>
functions. The second programme focuses on how to manage risk in such complex and<br/><br>
dynamic systems, with multiple values, threats and stakeholders, and how to adapt cities<br/><br>
and regions to climate change and other ongoing processes of change. The third<br/><br>
programme focuses on the management and coordination of a multitude of stakeholders<br/><br>
necessary to alleviate the consequences of events in which critical flows are disrupted.<br/><br>
Finally, the last programme focuses on how external stakeholders can support the<br/><br>
development of sustainable capacities within cities and regions to be resilient, regardless of<br/><br>
disturbance or disruption, now and in the future. Hence, Training Regions is not only<br/><br>
focusing on developing knowledge, systems, processes, methods and tools to directly<br/><br>
implement activities that promote safety, security and sustainability, but also for<br/><br>
supporting cities and regions to develop their own resilience.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Training Regions Research Centre has four strategic objectives for 2011-2013. These are<br/><br>
to establish Training Regions Research Centre as (1) a transdisciplinary centre for research<br/><br>
and innovation for safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions; (2) a quality<br/><br>
outlet of scientific publications as well as publications for practitioners involved in<br/><br>
promoting safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions; (3) a natural partner in<br/><br>
initiatives to promote safety, security and sustainability of cities and regions in practice;<br/><br>
and (4) highly visible in the scientific community, as well as in popular science media and<br/><br>
mass-media.},
  author       = {Becker, Per},
  institution  = {Training Regions Research Centre},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {15},
  title        = {Training Regions Research Centre Strategic Plan 2011-2013},
  year         = {2011},
}