Program

Check out the Resilient Cities 2019 program overview below or download the pdf overview. While it will be still subject to adjustments, the Congress’ structure offers a synopsis of the topics we will discuss, the speakers and the special elements for this 10th anniversary edition!

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26 June

Registration (8.00 – 9.30)

 

Opening Plenary Part 1 (9.30 - 10.30)
Opening Plenary Part 1

 

Room number: S29-32

Welcome and opening remarks

Moderator: Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany; President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Climate Change; Co-Patron of Resilient Cities 2019 Congress

Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR); Co-Patron of Resilient Cities 2019 Congress

Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat; Co-Patron of  Resilient Cities 2019 Congress

Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development; Co-Patron of Resilient Cities 2019 Congress (tbc)

Charles Kelly, City Clerk, Honiara, Solomon Islands

 
 

Coffee break (10.30 – 11.00)

 

Opening Plenary Part 2 `10 years of ICLEI's urban resilience action: Legacy and road ahead towards 2030´ (11.00 - 12.20)
Opening Plenary Part 2

 

Room number: S29-32

Facilitator: Monika Zimmermann, Chair, Program Committee, Resilient Cities 2019 Congress

Panel 1. 10 Years of ICLEI Urban Resilience & Adaptation Action
 
Steve Gawler, Regional Director of Oceania Secretariat, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Meggan Spires, Senior Manager, Climate Change, Energy & Resilience, Africa Secretariat, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Emani Kumar, Deputy Secretary General, Regional Director of South Asia Secretariat, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Tunc Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Government, Turkey 
 
Panel 2. The 2030 road ahead for urban resilience and adaptation action: A discussion with ICLEI partners
 
Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital, DG Environment, European Commission
Aloke Barnwal, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Video message)
Günter Hemrich, Senior Adviser, Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Jeb Brugmann, Vice President, Solutions Development & Innovation, 100 Resilient Cities
Cathy Oke, Councilor, Melbourne, Australia; First Vice President, Global Executive Committee, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
 
 
 

Lunch (12.20 – 14.00)     |     Mayors’ Lunch, by invitation only (12.20 – 15.00)

Driving Change Together: Special Joint Event on Multilevel Action with a focus on E-Mobility an Adaptation, by invitation only (15:00 – 18.00) 

 

Poster session (12.20 - 14.00)
Poster session

 

Promoting Resilience of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Against Natural Disaster Impacts
  • Evelyn Schuermann, Technical Adviser DRM, BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Islamabad, Pakistan

Evaluating adaptation in German development cooperation – Approach & experiences

  • Alexandra Köngeter, Evaluator, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn, Germany

Smart Grid Resilience: Dealing with Brownouts via Genetic Algorithms

  • Sadeeb Simon Ottenburger, Scientist, Karlsruhe Intitute of Technology (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Taoyuan Developing into a Low-Carbon Green City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Pond Reactivation in Taoyuan City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City Promoting Application of Recycled Aggregate on Public Constructions

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City’s Smart Disaster Prevention Strategy and Development

  • Taoyuan City Government
 
 

 

Exhibition (12.30 - 14.00)
Exhibition

 

Adapting to climate change requires us to apply new and more efficient solutions to foreseeable problems. This is where innovators can play a crucial role: from expanding insurance schemes to combine technology and resilience management together, our Innovators will showcase their work in our exhibition area.

Exhibitors:

  • KIT Innovation HUB Prevention in Construction
  • FloodCitiSense Project
  • Building Out Vector-Borne Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (BOVA) Network
  • Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM)
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • carbonn® Center
 
 
 

Parallel Sessions A (14.00 – 15.30)

A1 Presentations

Tracking the progress of urban resilience
A1 - Tracking the progress of urban resilience

Room number: S29-31

Facilitator: David Dodman, Director, Human Settlements Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Presenters:

The new British Standard for City Resilience

  • Caroline Field, Committee Chair – British Standard for City Resilience or Associate Director, Arup, London, United Kingdom

Indicators for adaptation in the urban context: Case Helsinki Region

  • Maaria Parry, Climate Specialist, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), Helsinki, Finland

Evaluating Infrastructure Choices: The Adaptation Gradients Framework

  • Elisabeth Hamin Infield, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States

Are cities meeting goals for equitable environmental growth?

  • Diego Manya, Research Associate, Yale FES, New Haven, United States
  • Ryan Thomas, PhD Student, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States

Human Security as a Pillar of Resilience

  • Maria Isabelle Climaco, Mayor, City Government of Zamboanga, Zamboanga, Philippines

The Applications of Taoyuan’s Ponds in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

  • Jiunn-Ming Chiou, Deputy Secretary-General, Taoyuan City Government, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Session description

A2 Panel

Joining forces: Urban adaptation through linking local action to global policy
A2 - Joining forces: Urban adaptation through linking local action to global policy

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Kimberley Ogonda, Lobby and Advocacy Expert, Cordaid, Den Haag, The Netherlands

Panelists: 

  • Retchel Sasing, Urban Resilience Project Manager, Cordaid National Liaison, Cebu, Philippines
  • Marlo Dapitilla Ocleasa, Planning Officer, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines
  • Eddie Jjemba, Urban Resilience Advisor, Red Cross Climate Centre, Uganda
  • Stephen Passmore, Chief Executive and Technology Lead, Resilience Brokers, London, United Kingdom

Session description

A3 Panel

Resilience through the Design of Innovative and Inclusive Urban Landscapes
A3 - Resilience through the Design of Innovative and Inclusive Urban Landscapes

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Daniela Rizzi, Officer of Green Infrastructure and NbS, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

Panelists:

  • Chih-Wei Chang, Project Director, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Michael Grove, Principal and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Ecology, Sasaki, Boston, United States
  • Antje Stokman, Professor, HafenCity University, Hamburg, Germany
  • Kotch Voraakhom, Founder and CEO, Porous City Network, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Lee-Shing Fang, Professor,  Sustainable Development and Climate Change Adaptation Committee, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Session description

A4 Presentations

Linking data and science to improve urban resilience
A4 - Linking data and science to improve urban resilience

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Nicola Tollin, Professor wsr on Urban Resilience, University of Southern Denmark,
Odense, Denmark

Presenters:

Leveraging urban data to strengthen cities’ resilience

  • Jennifer Lenhart, Global Lead, WWF One Planet Cities, Solna, Sweden

Co-design Workshops with Experts and Policymakers on Climate Change Adaptation in Japan

  • Kenshi Baba, PhD Professor, Tokyo City University, Yokohama, Japan

Building resilience through systemic analysis in Mexico City

  • Claudia Ortiz-Tudela, Associate Professor, FA UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

Bringing sciences together to inform decision-makers: the case of Quebec floods

  • Alexandrine Bisaillon, Risk Management and Resilience Specialist, Ouranos, Montreal, Canada

Mesoscale Analysis of Indicators of Community Resilience in the United States

  • Kyle Pfeiffer, Manager, Argonne National Laboratory, Sterling, United States

Session description

A5 Workshop

Building inclusive multi-stakeholder and bankable flood resilience in cities
A5 - Building inclusive multi-stakeholder and bankable flood resilience in cities

Room number: S34-35

Facilitator: Sander Carpaij, Urban Resilience Coordinator, Wetlands International, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Speakers:

  • Matthijs Bouw, Director and Founder, ONE Architecture & Urban Planning, New York, United States
  • Dennis van Peppen, Deputy Special Envoy, International Water Affairs, Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director for Natural Capital, DG Environment, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Gayatri Singh, Senior Urban Development Specialist at World Bank Group, Jakarta, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Peter Head, Founder and CEO, Resilience Brokers, Ecological Sequestration Trust, London, United Kingdom (tbc)

Session description

CiBiX Workshop with Milan, Italy (14.00 - 15.30)
CiBiX Workshop with Milan, Italy

Room number: S27-28
 
Delivering resilience for improving disaster preparedness and response

Milan is looking to tackle challenges surrounding disaster management. In particular, the coordination of multiple stakeholders and all the relevant data involved at the different response stages creates complex scenarios for the city to manage. Future plans for expanding resilience in Milan are focused on finding new partnerships and digital tools to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of disaster and emergency preparedness and response.
Join the City of Milan and help to co-identify the next action steps the city can take regarding integrating big data integration into disaster planning, connecting climate change and emergency response and forming novel partnerships for urban resilience.

 

 

Coffee Break (15.30 – 16.00)

 

 

Poster session (15.30 - 16.00)
Poster session

 

Promoting Resilience of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Against Natural Disaster Impacts
  • Evelyn Schuermann, Technical Adviser DRM, BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Islamabad, Pakistan

Evaluating adaptation in German development cooperation – Approach & experiences

  • Alexandra Köngeter, Evaluator, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn, Germany

Smart Grid Resilience: Dealing with Brownouts via Genetic Algorithms

  • Sadeeb Simon Ottenburger, Scientist, Karlsruhe Intitute of Technology (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Taoyuan Developing into a Low-Carbon Green City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Pond Reactivation in Taoyuan City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City Promoting Application of Recycled Aggregate on Public Constructions

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City’s Smart Disaster Prevention Strategy and Development

  • Taoyuan City Government
 
 

Parallel Sessions B (16.00 – 17.30)

B1 Workshop

Tools and Games for better dialogue among stakeholders: Examples from Africa
B1 - Tools and Games for better dialogue among stakeholders: Examples from Africa

Room number: S29-31

Facilitators:

  • Jessica Kavonic, Professional Officer Climate Change and Urban Biodiversity, ICLEI Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kate Strachan, Professional Officer Climate Change and Coastal Management, ICLEI Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

Speakers:

  • Lawrence Mashungu, National Climate Change Division, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Annah Takaendes, Minsitry for Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Charles Mabika, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Maxwell Mbulaje, Environmental Officer, Blantyre City Council, Blantyre, Malawi

Session description

B2 Workshop

UCCRN Urban Planning and Design Lab
B2 - UCCRN Urban Planning and Design Lab

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Christian Braneon Remote Sensing Specialist SciSpace, UCCRN, New York, United States

Speakers:

  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, UCCRN, New York, United States
  • Jeffrey  Raven, Director, UCCRN, New York, United States
  • Christian Braneon Remote Sensing Specialist SciSpace, UCCRN, New York, United States
  • Mattia Leone, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Session description

B3 Panel

NbS for integrated planning framework
B3 - NbS for integrated planning framework

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Alice Reil, Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany

Speakers:

  • Vasileios Latinos, Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany
  • Eleanor Chapman, Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany
  • Daniela Rizzi, Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany
  • Sebastian Schlecht, Project Manager, Green Capital 2017, City of Essen, Essen, Germany
  • Gillian Dick, Spatial Planning manager, Development and Regeneration Services, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Susanna Kankaanpaa, Environmental planner, Adaptation to Climate Change, City of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Lorenzo Bono, Ambiente Italia/Master Adapt LIFE project, Milan, Italy

Session description

B4 Panel

The data integration challenge: FAIR data for city resilience
B4 - The data integration challenge: FAIR data for city resilience

Room number:  S25-26

Facilitators:

  • Andrew Simmons, Director of Research, Resilience Brokers, London, UK
  • Simon Hodson, Executive Director, CODATA, International Science Council, Paris, France

Panelists:

  • Gayatri Singh, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Caroline Field, Committee Chair, British Standard for City Resilience; and Associate Director, Arup, London, United Kingdom
  • Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer, Milan, Italy
  • Stephen Passmore, Chief Executive Officer and Technology Lead, Resilience Brokers, London, UK

Session description coming soon.

B5 Presentations

Resilience through multi-stakeholder collaboration and community engagement
B5 - Resilience through multi-stakeholder collaboration and community engagement

Room number: S34-35

Facilitator: Anthony Socci, Senior Lead on International Resilience & Adaptation Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, United States

Presenters:

The local governance in advancing resiliency of island´s protected ecosystems

  • Eduardo Jr Bisquera, Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources, Local Government of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga, Philippines

The Power of Community towards the resilient of Bogor regency

  • Muji Lestari, Local Government of Bogor Regency, Bogor, Indonesia

Amplifying Montreal´s Urban Resilience through Social Capital Development

  • Irène Cloutier, Resilience Advisor, Ville de Montrèal, Montrèal, Canada

Strategies for Clean Air and Bright Sky in Tainan

  • Yuan-Chung Lin, Director-General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Tainan, Chinese Taipei

Promoting resilience through participatory arts-science collaborations

  • Cathy Oke,  Enterprise Senior Fellow, Connected Cities Lab, University of Melbourne,  Melbourne, Australia
  • Tanja Beer, THRIVE Research Hub, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Session description

CiBiX Workshop with Malmö, Sweden (16.00 - 17.30)
CiBiX Workshop with Malmö, Sweden

Room number: S27-28
 
Delivering resilience for decentralized energy

Currently leading Sweden’s renewable energy transition, Malmö is now facing urgent challenges related to energy security and resilience. Energy demand has surged due to urban development and the electrification of heating and transport. Due to this, energy shortfall risks have been intensifying.
Participate in a workshop led by Malmö and Resilient Regions that will look into the current challenges that need to be urgently addressed by local government actors, key energy stakeholders and relevant partners to realize a resilient energy future.

 

Welcoming cocktail at GSI  hosted by Resilient Cities

High-Level Dinner, by invitation only (starting at 18:15)

27 June

Parallel Sessions C (09.00 – 10.30)

C1 Panel

Multicultural approaches to resilience of urban areas
C1 - Multicultural approaches to resilience of urban areas

Room number: S29-31

Facilitator: Albrecht A. Beck, Director, Prepared International, Samerberg, Germany

Panelists:

  • Francesca Borga, Project Coordinator, EPC srl., Dueville, Italy
  • Sandra Federici, Head of Communication Department, Lai-Momo, Bologne, Italy
  • Georgios Stratigis, Executive Civil Protection Officer, Municipality of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete
  • Marco Polimeni, City Council President and Regional Councilor, Cantanzaro, Italy
  • Ratko Dimovski, Associate for Disaster Management, City of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
  • Elisabeth Gregersen, Project Manager & Fundraiser, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Ib Jespersgaard, Center Manager, Municipality of Vejle, Vejle, Denmark
  • Saida Choug, Project Manager, ASSFAM Groupe SOS Vénissieux, Lyon, France

Session description

C2 Panel

Consultation on the way forward of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign
C2 - Consultation on the way forward of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: TBD

Presenters:

  • Sanjaya Bhatia, Chief of Office, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Incheon, South Korea
  • Mutarika Pruksapong, Programme Officer, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Incheon, South Korea
  • Azim Manji, Programme Design Expert for the MCR Campaign Successor, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Incheon, South Korea

Session description

C3 Panel

Frameworks for enhancing food system governance
C3 - Frameworks for enhancing food system governance

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Rene Van Veenhuizen, Senior Programme Officer, RUAF, Utrecht, Netherlands

Panelists:

  • Marina Bortoletti, Associate Programme Officer, UN Environment, Paris, France
  • Michela Carucci, Urban Food Systems Specialist, FAO, Rome, Italy
  • Sharelle Polack, Senior Specialist Urban Governance for Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Gert Engelen, Sustainable Food Systems Programme Coordinator, Rikolto, Leuven, Belgium
  • Charlotte Flechet, Food Smart Cities Coordinator, Rikolto, Leuven, Belgium

Session description

C4 Presentations

DRR and resilience to weather-related extremes
C4 - DRR and resilience to weather-related extremes

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Togo Uchida, Executive Director, ICLEI Japan Office, Tokyo, Japan

Presenters:

Assessing transformative adaptation in Southeast Asian Coastal Cities

  • Dunja Krause, Research Officer, United Nations research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland

Adopting ICT-based solutions for lessening the impacts of heatwaves

  • Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Research Director of the Earth Observation at National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and EXTREMA Project Coordinator, Athens, Greece

Investments Resilience Analysis (IRA) in Bolivia

  • Marco Loma, Sanitation and resilience specialist, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Martin Del Castillo, Deputy Director and Project Director, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, La Paz, Bolivia

Strategic narratives for community resilience, funding and green infrastructure

  • Reimund Schwarze, Head of Department, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany
  • Peter B. Meyer, President and Chief Economist, The EP Systems Group Inc., New Hope, United States

Session description

C5 Presentations

Improving urban water governance
C5 - Improving urban water governance

Room number: S34-35

Facilitator: Lykke Leonardsen, Head of program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Presenters:

Managing the groundwater threat to urban resilience

  • Michael Eichholz, Policy Advisor, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Hannover, Germany

Testing Hydrological Communities in Brussels to mitigate flood risk

  • Dimitri Crespin, Junior Researcher, Hydrologist, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Strengthening Resilience and Service delivery in the Albanian Water Sector

  • Adrienne Raphael, Associate, Tetra Tech, Burlington, United States
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Chief of Party, Tetra Tech, Burlington, United States

City Water Resilience Approach

  • George Beane, Consultant, Arup, London, United Kingdom

Water challenges as a source for creating resilient communities

  • Bettina Dreiseitl-Wanschura, CEO, DREISEITL Consulting, Überlingen, Germany

Sustaining water resilience ecosystems amidst impact of weather patterns cycle

  • Eduardo Jr Bisquera, Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources, Local Government of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga City, Philippines

Session description

 

Coffee Break (10.30 – 11.00)

 

 

Poster session (10.30 - 11.00)
Poster session

 

Promoting Resilience of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Against Natural Disaster Impacts
  • Evelyn Schuermann, Technical Adviser DRM, BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Islamabad, Pakistan

Evaluating adaptation in German development cooperation – Approach & experiences

  • Alexandra Köngeter, Evaluator, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn, Germany

Smart Grid Resilience: Dealing with Brownouts via Genetic Algorithms

  • Sadeeb Simon Ottenburger, Scientist, Karlsruhe Intitute of Technology (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Taoyuan Developing into a Low-Carbon Green City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Pond Reactivation in Taoyuan City

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City Promoting Application of Recycled Aggregate on Public Constructions

  • Taoyuan City Government

Taoyuan City’s Smart Disaster Prevention Strategy and Development

  • Taoyuan City Government
 
 

Parallel Sessions D (11.00 – 12.30)

D1 Panel

Towards urban climate resilience in Northeast Asia
D1 - Towards urban climate resilience in Northeast Asia

Room number: S29-31

Facilitators: Merlin Lao, Project Manager, ICLEI East Asia, Seoul, South Korea

Panelists:

  • Shu Zhu, Regional Director, ICLEI East Asia, Seoul, South Korea
  • Sanjaya Bhatia, Chief Officer, UNISDR, Incheon, South Korea
  • Merlin Lao, Program Manager, ICLEI East Asia, Seoul, South Korea
  • Representative of Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, South Korea
  • Representative of Ulan Bator Government, Mongolia
  • Representative of Zhuhai Municipal Government, Republic of China
  • Local government representative of China
  • Local government representative of DPR Korea
  • Local government representative of Japan
  • Local government representative of Korea
  • Local government representative of Mongolia

Session description

D2 Panel

Finance Forum: High level session
D2 - Finance Forum

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Maryke van Staden, Director Low Emissions Pathway, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Panelists:

  • David Jackson, Director, Local Development Finance, UNCDF
  • Lars Gronvald, Team Leader Urban development, Cities, DG DEVCO
  • Daniel Günther, BMZ (tbc)
  • Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Mayor Birma Arya, Bogor City, Indonesia
  • Mayor Geraldo Julio De Mello Filho, Recife, Brazil
  • Mayor/Councilor Stephany Uy-Tan, Catbalogan, Philippines
  • Mayor Sylvia Tabitha Muzila, City of Francistown, Botswana
  • Vice Mayor Mr Maulana, Jambi City, Indonesia

 Session description

D3 Reality Check Workshop

Reality Check: Denver-Baltimore food systems resilience
D3 - Reality Check: Denver-Baltimore food systems resilience

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Angie Fyfe, Executive Director, ICELI USA, Denver, United States

Speakers:

  • Anne Draddy, Sustainablity Coordinator, City of Baltimore, Baltimore, United States
  • Ava Richardson, Special Assistant, City of Baltimore, Baltimore, United States
  • Laine Cidlowski, Food Systems Administrator, City of Denver, Denver, United States
  • Lesly Baesens, Food Waste Recovery Administrator, City of Denver, Denver, United States

Session description

D4 Presentations

From national to local: Building urban resilience in Germany
D4 - From national to local: Building urban resilience in Germany

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Vasileios Latinos, Officer, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Freiburg, Germany

Presenters:

Resilience building in Germany

  • Benni Thiebes, Secretary General, German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV), Bonn, Germany

Coherence: Enhancing national and local resilience

  • Peter Lauwe, Head of Sendai National Focal Point, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance , Bonn, Germany

The City of Bonn Preparation and Management of Natural Disasters

  • Jochen Stein, Chief Fire Officer, City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Technical Infrastructure resilience needs durability of physical constructions

  • Andreas Gerdes, Scientific Head, KIT Innovation HUB, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Experimental investigations of innovative blast barriers

  • Katharina Gerlach, Referentin, Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), Bonn, Germany

Session description

D5 Panel

The Urban Nexus: Tool to Localize and Deliver Global Agendas
D5 - The Urban Nexus: Tool to Localize and Deliver Global Agendas

Room number: S34-35

Facilitator: Emani Kumar, Executive Director, ICLEI South Asia, New Delhi, India

Speakers:

  • Ralph Trosse, Technical Expert, GIZ Urban Nexus
  • Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP

Panelists:

  • Victor Aquitania, Regional Director, ICLEI Southeast Asia, Manila, Philippines
  • Representative from Nagpur Municipal Corporation (tbc)
  • Representative from Naga City, Philippines (tbc)

Session description

Lunch (12.30 – 13.30)

Parallel Sessions E (13.30 – 15.00)

E1 Panel

Plenary training: Accessing finance
E1 - Plenary training: Accessing finance

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Ina de Visser, Head of Project, FELICITY, European Investment Bank

Panelists:

  • Eszter Mogyorósy, Manager Climate Finance, ICLEI
  • Giulia Macagno, Sector Economist, European Investment Bank
  • James Alexander, Director, C40
  • Audrey Chenevoy, Climate Finance Expert, Agence Française de Développement
  • Albert Amos, Global Senior Manager, World Resources Institute
  • Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund
  • Mauro Crisafulli, Associate Managing Director, Moody`s
  • Serge Allou, Technical Advisor, UCLG
  • Sangmoo Kim, Investment Operations Specialist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Jean-François Habeau, Executive Director, Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV)

Session description

E2 Panel

Plant-forward food systems: Creating resilient and healthy food systems through local leadership
E2 - Plant-forward food systems: Creating resilient and healthy food systems through local leadership

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Lasse Bruun, Global Director, 50by40, Berlin, Germany

Panelists:

  • Chloe Waterman, Senior Food Campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Washington, United States
  • Reyes Tirado, Science Advisor, Greenpeace, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • David Pedersen, Senior Strategist, 50by40, Berlin, Germany

Session description

E3 Workshop

Methods to assess future vulnerability and risk to heat stress in medium-sized cities
E3 - Methods to assess future vulnerability and risk to heat stress in medium-sized cities

Room number: S01-02

Time: 13.30 – 14.45

Facilitators: 

  • Jörn Birkmann, Professor, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Joachim Helbig, Head Anticipatory Environmental Precautions and Planning, City Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Speakers:

  • Saddrodin Alavipanah, Researcher, Humboldt University, Berlin Germany
  • Florian Frank, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn, Germany
  • Fanziska Goettsche, Research Associate, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Kevin Laranjeira, Research Associate, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Cornelia Burmeister, Qualified Geographer, GEO-NET, Hannover, Germany
  • Wiriya Puntub, Researcher, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
  • Albrecht Burkhardt, Urban Development, City of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • C. Klose, City of Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Jessica Loeffler, Technical Associate, City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Simone Sandholz, Associate Academic Officer, United Nations University, Bonn, Germany
  • Marisa Fuchs, Research Associate, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
  • Andreas Schmidt, Senior Scientific Officer, DLR Projektträger, Bonn, Germany
  • T. Christian, City of Bottrop, Bottrop, Germany

Session description

Site Visits

Bonn Fire and Rescue Service
Bonn Fire and Rescue Service

Time: 15.00 – 18.00

Site visit description.

The Fire and Rescue Service of the Federal City of Bonn offers Resilient Cities participants a site visit to the main Fire and Rescue Station No.1. This fire station is one of five full time fire stations scattered across the whole city which are responsible for fire protection, technical response, rescue service and disaster management. The visitors will get an insight of the fire and rescue service, their tasks and resources and will experience their vehicles.

To learn more visit our dedicated page.

North Route Excursion (Beuel)
North Route Excursion (Beuel)

Time: 15.00 – 18.30

During our north route tour we will present examples of adaptation measures taken by the Bonn city administration as well as the population living in flood prone areas. Therefor, we will have a walk through Bonn Beuel. After our visit to the pump unit of the sewage plant we will walk to the newly established dykes. We will introduce the civil protection system of Germany and particularly highlight the importance of volunteers there.

Experts:

  • Dr. Benni Thiebes, DKKV, Bonn, Germany
  • Matthias Franke, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Tiefbauamt Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Theo Wassong, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Tiefbauamt Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Heinrich Thiemann, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Tiefbauamt Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Axel Müller-Storp, THW Ortsbeauftragter Ortsverband Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Ralf Beyer, THW Technischer Berater Hochwasserschutz und Deichverteidigung (HuD), Bonn, Germany

Requirements:

Both tours will take approximately three hours and require no specific equipment or fitness. As we intend to walk outside, you might want to refill your water bottles and bring an umbrella.

To learn more visit our dedicated page.

Site visit description

South Route Excursion (Mehlem)
South Route Excursion (Mehlem)

Time: 15.00 – 18.30

We will visit the flood risk area Bonn-Mehlem in our south route. Here, technical infrastructure and an early warning system were installed deal with flood hazards, to protect inhabitants and infrastructures in case of flooding due to heavy precipitation events. We will also discuss the historical development of the Rhine, historical floods in Bonn and city-scale flood management. Droughts, low water and the cascading effects and consequences will also be addressed.

Experts:

  • Jaqueline Hemmers, DKKV, Bonn, Germany
  • Dr. Hendrik Walther, Tiefbauamt, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Viola Haase, Tiefbauamt, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Natalia TavaresTiefbauamt, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Ralf WaßmannTiefbauamt, Civil Engineering Department of the City of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, University of Bonn and Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB), Bonn, Germany

Requirements:

Both tours will take approximately three hours and require no specific equipment or fitness. As we intend to walk outside, you might want to refill your water bottles and bring an umbrella.

To learn more visit our dedicated page.

Site visit description

The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)
The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK)

Time: 13.30 – 17.30

Site visit description.

The Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) looks forward to introducing some of its key tasks and topics during the ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019 Congress. After a welcome from BBK President Christoph Unger and a presentation of the BBK and the German system of civil protection delegates will visit four BBK divisions in turn. The key themes presented will be:

1) Tasks of the German Joint Information and Situation Centre (GMLZ)
2) Warning of the population
3) Self-protection and self-help
4) Structural civil protection

To learn more visit our dedicated page.

City of Essen
City of Essen

Time: 13.30 – 19.00

Site visit description.

Being Green Capital of Europe 2017, the city of Essen became a blueprint for the transformation of a city in the heart of the Ruhr metropolis. The times of industrialization with expansive coal mining and steel production have given face and significance to this region, and the Ruhr area has thus become home to over 5 million people today. In a landscape, that 200 years ago was home to wild horses and farmers, these driving forces have created a metropolitan region, which is today the third biggest agglomeration of central Europe. The Zollverein colliery was once the most productive coal mine in the world and Krupp‘s steelworks are still a symbol of German steel processing industry today. But global changes in production and goods management have initiated another wave of change in the Ruhr region as well, and caused a crisis in the core industries of the region. See how industrial legacies have been transformed to green and blue infrastructures supporting biodiversity, sustainable water management and quality of life for the neighborhoods.

To learn more visit our dedicated page.

Coffee break (15.00 – 15.30)

Parallel Sessions F (15.30 – 18.00)

F1 Panel

Make your pitch: TAP marketplace (closed)
F1 - Make your pitch: TAP marketplace (closed)

Room number: S29-31

F2 Panel

Peer exchange GPSC cities
F2 - Peer exchange GPSC cities

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Aloke Barnwal, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF Secretariat, Washington, United States

Moderator: Maryke van Staden, Manager of the Low Emission Development Pathway and Director of ICLEI’s carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Panelists:

  • Tsakani Manyike, Senior Deal Originator, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Arnaud Heckmann, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • Sebastiaan van Herk, Director, Bax&Company, Barcelona, Spain
  • Zamzuri Arifin, Mayor, Alor Gajah Municipal Council, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Shafie Bin Taib, Green Engineer, Town Planning Department, Alor Gajah Municipal Council, Melaka, Malaysia
  • José Neves Filho, Secretary of Environment and Sustainability, City of Recife, Brazil
  • Alessandra Péres, Sub Secretary for Management Strategy, Environment Secretariat, Federal District, Brasil
  • Liana Strydom, Director Strategic Coordination, Environment & Infrastructure
    Department, City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Session description

F3 Workshop

Plant-forward food systems: Creating resilient and healthy food systems through local leadership
F3 - Plant-forward food systems: Creating resilient and healthy food systems through local leadership

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Lasse Bruun, Global Director, 50by40, Berlin, Germany

Panelists:

  • Chloe Waterman, Senior Food Campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Washington, United States
  • Reyes Tirado, Science Advisor, Greenpeace, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • David Pedersen, Senior Strategist, 50by40, Berlin, Germany

Session description

Reception hosted by the City of Bonn (starting at 19:00)

Kunstmuseum der Stadt Bonn / Art Museum of the City of Bonn

 

28 June

Parallel Sessions H (09.00 – 10.30)

H1 Panel

NbS to increase local resilience globally
H1 - NbS to increase local resilience globally

Room number: S29-31

Facilitators:

  • Laszlo Pinter, Professor and Head of Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Matthew Bach, Officer Governance & Social Innovation, ICLEI European Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Panelists:

  • Attila Katona, PhD Candidate, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Jordi Morato, Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Sustainability, Terrassa, Spain
  • Representative of African City
  • Representative of East Asian City
  • Representative of European City

Session description

H2 Panel

Resilience, Sustainability and Cities: How city managers can engage with the insurance industry effectively?
H2 - Resilience, Sustainability and Cities: How city managers can engage with the insurance industry effectively?

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Butch Bacani, Program Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland

Panelists:

  • Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Managing Director, Allianz Climate Solutions GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Maxime Souvignet, Project Coordinator, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), Bonn, Germany
  • City Representative (tbc)

Session description

H3 Workshop

ICLEI resilience planning methodology: Resilience made easy
H3 - ICLEI resilience planning methodology: Resilience made easy

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Monika Zimmermann, Senior Expert; Chair, Program Committee, Resilient Cities 2019 Congress

Speakers:

  • Steve Gawler, Regional Director, ICLEI Oceania, Melbourne, Australia
  • George BeaneUrban Planner, Arup International Development, London, United Kingdom
  • Esteban León, Head City Resilience Profiling Programme, UN-Habitat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Irene Cloutier, Planning Advisor, Sustainable Transition and Resilience Office, City of Montréal, Canada
  • Vasileios Latinos, Officer, Climate Adaptation and Urban Resilience Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany

Session description

H4 Presentations

Delivering resilience for informal settlements in the Global South
H4 Delivering resilience for informal settlements in the Global South

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Steven Bland, Climate Change Planning Unit Consultant, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

Presenters:

Digital technologies for informal settlements’ resilience

  • George Kibala Bauer, Advocacy Manager, GSMA, London, United Kingdom

Vulnerability of Informal Settlements in Rapidly Growing African Cities

  • Wilbard Kombe, Lecturer, Ardhi University, Der es Salaam, Tanzania

The Design Charrette: Planning for Stormwater in Informal Settlement

  • Tatu Mtwangi Limbumba, Senior Research Fellow, Ardhi University, Der es Salaam, Tanzania

Achieving Urban Resilience starts with multilevel neighborhood governance

  • Bernard McCaul, Regional Director, GOAL, Cork, Ireland

Climate “roofing” as a measure to combat excessive heat in informal settlements

  • Lutske Newton, Director, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Pretoria, South Africa

Session description

Coffee break (10.30 – 11.00)

Parallel Sessions I (11.00 – 12.30)

I1 Presentations

Resilient constructions with Nature-based Solutions and restoration strategies
I1 - Resilient constructions with Nature-based Solutions and restoration strategies

Room number: S29-31

Facilitator: Sunandan Tiwari, Senior Manager, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany

Presenters:

What is the Potential of Hybrid (grey-natural) Infrastructure solutions?

  • Katharina Schneider-Roos, CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB), Basel, Switzerland

Green roofs as an opportunity for enhancing urban biodiversity

  • Rens De Boer, Ecologist, Rotterdam urban ecology unit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Recycling thermal energy from wastewater for heating & cooling buildings

  • Nick Meeten, Director, Applied Energy, Blenheim, New Zealand

Heritage compatible and cost saving restoration of a historical railway viaduct

  • Andreas Gerdes, Scientific Head, KIT Innovation HUB, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Green City in transformation: adaptation and mitigation actions in Kaohsiung

  • Chung-Shin Yuan, Director General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei

Floating Infrastructure – Large Scale Public Spaces on Water

  • Gérard Ronzatti, Managing Director, Seine Design, Paris, France
  • Petar Lovric, Business and Development Manager, Seine Design, Paris, France

Session description

I2 Workshop

Resilience, Sustainability and Cities: What can cities offer and what do they need to upscale climate risk management?
I2 - Resilience, Sustainability and Cities: What can cities offer and what do they need to upscale climate risk management?

Room number: S30-32

Facilitator: Matthias Range, Head of Projects; Senior Advisor, GIZ, Advancing Climate Risk Insurance Plus (ACRI+), Munich, Germany

Presenters:

  • Clement Wilkinson, Municipal Chief Executive Ga-West, Accra, Ghana
  • City Representative of Semerang, Indonesia
  • Akua Acheampomaa Asante, Technical Advisor, Developing Insurability, Accra, Ghana
  • Evgenia Mitroliu, Senior Officer, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany
  • Maxime Souvignet, Project Coordinator, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), Bonn, Germany
  • Astrid Zwick, Head, InsuResilience Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Session description

I3 Panel

Tackling complex urban challenges: the role for collaboration
I3 - Tackling complex urban challenges: the role for collaboration

Room number: S01-02

Facilitator: Heidi Braun, Program Officer, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada

Panelists:

  • Bedoshruti Sadhukhan, Senior Program Coordinator (Sustainability), ICLEI South Asia, New Delhi, India
  • Kamal Devkota, Program Director, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Benjamin Delali Dovie, Research Scientist, Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
  • City representative (tbc)

Session description

I4 Workshop

Circular jobs in Cities: Assessing the societal impacts of the circular economy
I4 - Circular jobs in Cities: Assessing the societal impacts of the circular economy

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: TBD

Speakers:

  • Annerieke Douma, Director of Cities and Regions, Circle Economy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Joke Dufourmont, Programme Lead, Jobs & Skills Programme, Circle Economy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Martina Otto, Head, Cities Unit, UN Environment, Paris, France
  • Marion Guénard, Officer, Circular resource management and policies, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Bonn, Germany
  • Guilherme Cavalcanti, Executive Director, ARIES, Recife, Brazil
  • Anne Draddy, Sustainablity Coordinator, City of Baltimore, Baltimore, United States

Session description

I5 Panel

South America shared vision for a long-term resilience based in nature
I5 - South America shared vision for a long-term resilience based in nature

Room number: S34-35

Facilitator: Bruna Cerqueira, Institutional Relations, Communications and Strategy Manager, ICLEI South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Moderators: 

  • Rodrigo Perpétuo, Executive Secretary, ICLEI South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Sophia Picarelli, Biodiversity and Climate Change Manage, ICLEI South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Panelists:

  • Mauricio Esteban Rodas Espinel, Former Mayor, Quito, Ecuador
  • José Manuel Corral, Mayor, Municipality of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Natália Aguiar Mol, PhD Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Fernando Puntigliano, General Director, Environmental Development, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Maria Daniela García, Advisor, Municipality of Ibagué, Ibagué, Colombia
  • Edilene Oliveira, Environmental Policy Coordinator, Municipal Secretary of Urbanism and Environment, Fortaleza, Brazil

Session description

Lunch (12.30 – 13.30)

Parallel Sessions J (13.30 – 15.00)

J1 Panel

Resilient infrastructure for urban informality
J1 - Resilient infrastructure for urban informality

Room number: S29-32

Facilitators:

  • Meggan Spires, Senior Manager, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, Cape Town, Africa
  • Thandeka Tshabalala, Professional Officer, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, Cape Town, Africa

Panelists:

  • Catherine Kalisa, Country Director, UN-Habitat, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Jacques Ndikubwimana, District Forestry and Natural Resources Officer, Rubavu District Municipality, Rubavu, Rwanda
  • Doris Ombara, City Manager, County Government of Kimsu, Kimsu, Kenya
  • Matheus Schuch Bandeira de Mello, Sustainability and Climate Change Assistant, Municipality of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Jean-François Habeau, Executive Director, Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV)
  • Sanjaya Bhatia, Chief Officer, UNISDR, Incheon, South Korea

Session description

J2 Panel

EcoLogistics: Freight transport in urban resilience
J2 - EcoLogistics: Freight transport in urban resilience

Room number: S25-26

Facilitator: Tsu-Jui Cheng, Program Manager Sustainable Mobility, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn,
Germany

Panelists:

  • Björn Hannappel, Head of GoGreen, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Bonn, Germany
  • Oliver Lah, Head of Research Unit Mobility and International Cooperation –
    Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal, Germany (TBC)
  • Santosh Kodukula, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal, Germany
    (TBC)
  • Beatriz Royo, Researcher, MIT-Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Dario Hidalgo, Executive Director, Despacio, Bogota, Colombia
  • Ian Wainwright, Director, Future City Logistics, London, United Kingdom
  • Representative from the Aburrá Valley Metropolitan Area, Colombia (TBC)
  • Representative from Santa Fe, Argentina (TBC)
  • Representative from an EcoLogistics project city, India (TBC)

Session description

J3 Panel

Incorporating gender considerations into climate resilient planning and implementation
J3 - Incorporating gender considerations into climate resilient planning and implementation

Room number: S01-02

Host: Michelle du Toit, CDKN Programme Manager, SouthSouthNorth, Cape Town, South Africa

Facilitator: Emani Kumar, Director, ICLEI South Asia, New Dehli, India

Speaker: Shehnaaz Moosa, Director of CDKN, SouthSouthNorth, Cape Town, South Africa

Panelists:

  • Kinlay Dorjee, Mayor, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Bedoshruti Sadhukhan, Senior Programme Coordinator, ICLEI South Asia, New Dehli, India
  • Jessica Kavonic, Professional Officer: Cities Biodiversity Centre, ICLEI Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

Session description

CiBiX Workshop with Copenhagen, Denmark (13.30 - 15.00)
CiBiX Workshop with Copenhagen, Denmark

Room number: S34-35
 
Description coming soon.
 

Break (15.00 – 15.15)

 

Closing Plenary (15.15 - 16.30)
Closing Plenary

 

Room number: S29-32
 
Plenary description coming soon.
 
 

Closing reception 

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