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.

How we shaped the resilience debate

Partner with us for 2019

Contribute to the advancement of urban resilience by becoming our sponsor! The continuous and generous backing of institutions and companies is what makes the successful conduction of the Resilient Cities Congresses possible.

Endorse the Congress! Every year, we are delighted to welcome longstanding partners and extend our network to new organizations. Their support is instrumental in echoing the efforts and successes of the Resilient Cities Congress Series.

Our partners’ events receive the visibility they deserve! Check out the thought-provoking upcoming events organized by Resilient Cities Partners.

How we performed in 2018

LOCAL GVTS

ICLEI Resilient Cities aims at giving a voice to all local governments around the whole world.

Find out who participated at Resilient Cities 2018!

SPEAKERS

We provide the forum, speakers share ideas & experiences!

Find out who spoke at Resilient Cities 2018.

TALANOA

Resilient Cities 2018 was part of the Talanoa Dialogue!

Keep update on Twitter with the hashtags #Cities4Talanoa #Regions4Talanoa and #Talanoa4Ambition.

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