Resilient Cities 2019 at a glance

Program Highlights

CiBiX workshops are a great opportunity for cities and businesses to tackle together a resilience challenge with a critical sustainability lens.

How can cities prepare bankable projects that attract investors? How can they partner with funders?

How can cities reduce their risk? Where should they focus their attention and resources? Which examples can they follow?

Why are biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions important for physical and social resilience?

New challenges require new solutions. How can innovations in the resilient urban systems spur dynamic, desirable and healthy communities?

Resilience planning is a holistic approach that takes into consideration future economic, social and environmental developments, including climate change.

A day-long food track on sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and waste, key elements for true resilient urban food systems!

Addressing issues in a comprehensive and holistic manner through multi-stakeholder collaboration and multi-level governance.

Climate change is aggravating the intensity and frequency of natural disaster worldwide. Is your city ready to cope with the risk? Can that risk be transferred?

Webinar: Delivering Local Resilience

Why does your city urgently need to engage in resilience planning and building? What are the best ways to do it? ICLEI’s leading expertise and know-how about local resilience offered a blueprint showcasing the exceptional potential of resilient cities to recover from shocks and drive economic, environmental and social well-being. Click here to watch the full version of the webinar.


Our broader experience

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Years of Activity







What is a Resilient City?

A ‘Resilient City’ is prepared to absorb and recover from any shock or stress while maintaining its essential functions, structures, and identity as well as adapting and thriving in the face of continual change. Building resilience requires identifying and assessing hazard risks, reducing vulnerability and exposure, and lastly, increasing resistance, adaptive capacity, and emergency preparedness.

Why us

For a decade, ICLEI Resilient Cities has been providing a global and open space where local governments, researches, businesses and civil society could meet as equals, contributing with their know-how to the advancement of urban resilience.

To celebrate our 10 years of experience and expertise-building in supporting cities thrive in face of challenges, this anniversary edition will present a 360° view on urban resilience: Pathways towards implementing resilience; Innovation in the realm of urban resilience; and Building cohesive, healthy and resilient communities.

Our Values and Trust

Our cutting-edge position in the realm of urban resilience and adaptation is a constant reflection of our values: knowledge-based, decade-long expertise; constant and transparent engagement with our partners; and unique know-how in connecting and supporting stakeholders, rather than thrusting measures “from above”.

During the years, our commitments and transparent activity have cultivated trust among our partners, which now recognize ICLEI Resilient Cities as the gravitational center of the resilience universe.

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