QuickTabs - RESILIENCE
Session 1: What does it take to be an Environmentally and Economically Resilient City?
Time: 9.00 am - 10.30 am (90min)
Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges today. Cities are exploring innovative solutions, building robust infrastructure, and working out new financing arrangements in a bid to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. A resilient city continuously learns from its past experiences as well as from others and takes an integrated and holistic approach to respond, adapt and recover. What should mayors and city leaders do to ensure their cities can quickly recover from shocks and even take advantage of new opportunities from these threats?
Dutch Special Envoy, International Water Affairs, The Netherlands
Vice Mayor, Panama City
Vice President for Sustainability & Cities Siemens
Vice President, Global Business Environment and Head of Shell Scenarios, Shell
Session 2: Social Resilience – A Critical Component of a Liveable and Sustainable City?
Time: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm (90min)
Urban resilience is about the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to adapt and thrive despite stresses and acute shocks. Cities are becoming more connected digitally, yet there are are increasing cultural differences, rising socio-economic disparities and aging infrastructure. By harnessing technology and social networks, dense urban populations provide many opportunities for creating connections and social support. Often, the appropriate social networks and capital are both the first and last line of defence in times of crisis, be it terrorist attacks, financial crisis or natural disasters. How can we cultivate and build up the social resilience of cities?
President, 100 Resilient Cities
Chief Resilience Officer, Medellin
Mayor, New Taipei City
Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability
CEO, Danish Architecture Centre