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Belfast Resilience Strategy public consultation

10 January – 10 April 2020

Through our Resilient Belfast team and Belfast’s Commissioner for Resilience, Grainia Long, we have worked with partners across the city to identify the major risks to Belfast and have developed a draft strategy which examines what we must do as a collective to prepare us for the future. 

Belfast’s draft Resilience Strategy proposes that we transition to an inclusive, low-carbon, climate resilient economy in a generation. This goal aims to ensure we deliver our Belfast Agenda priorities and are ready for the challenges ahead this century. 

The draft Resilience Strategy is the first time that individuals and organisations across Belfast have worked together to identify the shocks and stresses which make Belfast more vulnerable, and which could threaten our economic, social or environmental future. 

Stresses 
 Shocks
Housing supply Population change Infrastructure capacity Climate change
Segregation and division  Mental health and use of prescription drugs Flooding and extreme weather events Condition of existing NI Housing Executive stock
Economic recovery capacity: inequality and competitiveness  Dependency on fossil fuels and carbon intensive systems UK exit  Cyber resilience 
Prevalence of car use  Governance and financing of risk   

The strategy was produced in collaboration with a range of partners across the city, is informed by data and research and has been supported by our strategic partner, Arup-as part of Belfast’s membership of the Resilient Cities Network. 

In response to the shocks and stresses listed above, the strategy identifies three areas of focus:
  • children
  • climate
  • connectivity

Within these areas of focus, a further 38 actions and programmes are recommended, for action by partners across the city. 

Our public consultation is running until Friday 10 April 2020. We want your input to help finalise the strategy later this year. 

Public consultation drop-in events

We’re running a series of drop in events throughout the city. These creative, interactive sessions are an opportunity to find out more and share your views on your priorities for a future-proofed, resilient Belfast.

 Venue Date  Time 
Conway Mill, 5-7 Conway Street, BT13 2DE Tuesday 25 February 5pm - 7pm 
EastSide Visitor Centre, 402 Newtownards Road, BT4 1HH
Wednesday 26 February 5pm - 7pm 
The Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, BT15 2GL Tuesday 3 March  5pm - 7pm 
The Spectrum Centre, 331 Shankill Road, BT13 3AB Thursday 5 March  5pm - 7pm 
Chinese Welfare Association, 1 Stranmillis Embankment, BT7 1GB Monday 9 March  5pm - 7pm 

Download the strategy document, complete the online questionnaire and find out more about our series of engagement events by visiting our consultation hub.

Community engagement events

In addition to the public consultation events, in partnership with local community organisations we will be running a series of informal community engagement workshops, held in locations throughout the city. You can learn more about the draft Belfast resilience strategy, and give your feedback on how you think it could affect your community, and the issues you think we should prioritise.

Venue   Date  Time  Register*
An Culturlann, Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 6AH Tuesday 25 February 1pm - 3pm Eventbrite
The Short Strand Community Forum, 26A Beechfield Street, Belfast, BT5 4EQ Wednesday 26 February  10am - 12 noon Eventbrite
Markets Community Centre, Market Street, Belfast, BT1 3JD   Monday 2 March  2.30pm - 4.30pm  Eventbrite 
Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GL  Tuesday 3 March  10am - 12noon  Eventbrite 
Macrory Centre, 130 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GL   Tuesday 3 March 1pm - 3pm Eventbrite
Donegall Pass Community Forum, 165 Donegall Pass, Belfast, BT7 1DT Wednesday 4 March  10am - 12noon  Eventbrite
Spectrum Centre, 331 Shankill Road, Belfast, BT13 3AB Thursday 5 March  1pm - 3pm  Eventbrite
East Belfast Network Centre, 55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4HP   Friday 6 March  10am - 12noon  Eventbrite
Chinese Welfare Association, 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, BT7 1GB    Monday 9 March 1pm - 3pm  Eventbrite 

    *Please note these events are managed by Urban Scale Interventions. They use Eventbrite to manage registrations for these events.

Further information

Please contact us by calling 028 9050 2091, email resilient@belfastcity.gov.uk or write to:

Resilient Belfast
City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS


Contact us
Resilient Belfast
028 9050 2091
City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS