Understanding the Ripple Effect – Anytown


Anytown, a project led by London Resilience, is bringing together over 100 experts from over 50 London organisations to discuss the potential implications of disruption to infrastructure. The project team has created a model which will be used to improve awareness of the consequences of such disruptions.

Phase 1 looked at the potential implications of disruption to electricity and water supply, and map out the knock-on effects, and Phase 2 was completed via another series of workshops focussing on the cascading consequences and interdependencies associated with disruption to telecoms networks and gas supply to the fictional ‘Anytown’, with scenarios considering different periods of infrastructure disruption.

the aim of the Anytown project is to raise awareness of the consequences of infrastructure disruption with all emergency response organisations in London – it’s a way of talking about disruption to London’s infrastructure, which has developed over hundreds of years, into a simple model which could be applicable anywhere in the UK.

Hogan, London Resilience Team

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