International Congress Shares Knowledge and Solutions for Resilient Cities

This week hundreds of leaders from cities around the world will meet to share and discuss knowledge, strategies and solutions at the annual Resilient Cities congress from 29 – 31 May, organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the City of Bonn and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change. 

Resilient Cities

Resilient Cities is the global platform for learning, cooperation, and networking on all aspects of urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.  The programme will focus on topics such as resilient building and infrastructure; ecosystem based adaptation; integrated adaptation approaches to funding resilience; urban risk and vulnerability; city-region food systems; data and technology for resilience; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the Post-2015 Agenda. 

Delegates attending the congress will include Mayors, Governors, Councilors, Chiefs of Sustainability Units, Disaster Risk and Emergency Managers, Directors of Resource and Environmental Development, Urban and Regional Planners and Consultants, Private Sector Solutions Providers, Researchers, Municipal Associations and Engineers.

urban resilience adaptationNotable speakers include Jürgen Nimptsch, Mayor of Bonn and Vice-Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change; Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), United States Department of Health and Human Services; David Satterthwaite, Coordinating Lead Author, Working Group II, Chapter on Adapting Cities in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report; and Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 

Follow live coverage form Resilient Cities 2014

All updates will be covered in the Resilient Cities live blog and twitter feeds – featuring the discussions and interactions of the 3 days of the congress. Follow Resilient Cities on Twitter @ICLEI_ResCities and the hashtag #ResilientCities

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