Sarah Toy is a chartered civil engineer with 27 years’ experience working in the public, private, not-for-profit and academic sectors. She is currently Bristol’s chief resilience officer and is part of the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. In this role she is responsible for bringing together stakeholders across the city and region to develop – and now implement – a 50-year Resilient Trajectory for Bristol. Throughout her career she has worked on a wide range of infrastructure projects across the world. Many of her roles have involved building multi-disciplinary teams to work across traditional boundaries and achieve common goals. She is very interested in how people’s daily lifestyle choices can be positively influenced or ‘nudged’ through a combination of hard (physical) and soft (social marketing) measures. Previous roles include head of smarter choices for the UK sustainable transport charity Sustrans, a senior sustainability consultant at Arup, a water and sanitation specialist for DFID and Loughborough Univeristy and a water engineer at MottMacDonald.
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In this workshop the vital role of inclusion in bringing about the transition to a sustainable city is explored. How do we build trust and achieve inclusivity? And how do we do so in a way that helps us become more radical and transformative?
This session brings together researchers, their partners and funders with the public to identify what has been learned about cities; identify strategies and programmes of work that will see cities transformed in the future; and identify where research is needed next.