Raising Standards of Urban Resilience

This dialogue aims to demonstrate how a holistic approach to urban resilience that considers all functions of an urban system can contribute to making all cities more equitable places to live and work. It will also address the correlations between urban resilience and economic inclusiveness and development, and introduce new, innovative structural and non-structural approaches to building urban resilience that contribute to a more equitable urban environment. Additionally, it will demonstrate how cities can overcome capacity constraints to effectively develop and implement a resilience action plan, and make the business case for cross-sectoral investments in urban resilience using examples of micro-finance, insurance, transport, affordable housing and renewable/low-carbon energy industries are enabling the urban poor to build resilience to natural and man-made hazards and conditions, and realize new growth opportunities

Friday, 11 April 2014 8:30am - 11:30am | Grand Salon Room 1 and 2


Mr. Ludwig Siegele
Finance Editor, The Economist


Mr. Michael Berkowitz
Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities
United States of America

Mr. Joan Clos
Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Mr. Stephen Hammer
Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank

Mr. Juan Martin Vasquez Hincapie
Mayor,  City of Támesis

Ms. Graciela Ortuzar
Mayor, City of Lampa

Ms. Judith Rodin
President, The Rockefeller Foundation
United States of America

Ms. Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar
Minister of Environment and Territorial Development

Ms. Kathrine Vines
Principal Project Office, Regional Director; C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
North America

Ms. Margareta Wahlström
United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

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