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Resilient Cities 2019 Registration open

10 November 2018

The registration for the 2019 congress is now open!

Make sure to register before 3 April 2019 to benefit from our Early Bird fees!

Resilient Cities 2019 Call for Contributions

17 September 2018

The call for contributions for the 2019 congress is now open!

The special 10th anniversary edition of Resilient Cities will focus on:
- Paving the way for resilience: research, cooperation, planning, finance and implementation;
- Advancing resilience, especially on efficient resource management, natural and cultural heritage protection and food systems;
- Innovation for resilience: digitalization, nature-based solutions, adaptive infrastructure, tinkering and blockchain;
- Building resilient societies, focusing on forced migration, resettlement, inclusion, social cohesion and citizens' voluntary emergency response.

Don’t miss the chance to shape the program of this global event on urban resilience! Submit your contribution until 16 November 2018!

Resilient Cities 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

17 September 2018

Contribute to the advancement of urban resilience by becoming our sponsor for resilient Cities 2019 - special 10th anniversary edition! The continuous and generous backing of institutions and companies is what makes the successful conduction of the Resilient Cities Congresses possible.

Check our sponsorship opportunities on our dedicated page or download the PDF version here.

Resilient Cities Report 2018

15 August 2018

We are thrilled to announce our Resilient Cities Report 2018, which captures  the current status of resilience worldwide through the Congress' core discussions and outcomes.

Find out more about the congress and the full congress program on the Resilient Cities 2018 website, or deepen your understanding of some Congress' topics through the 2018 Online Proceedings and Background Papers.

SAVE THE DATE Resilient Cities 2019

25 May 2018

Couldn’t make it to this year’s congress? Want to start planning your 2019 travel? Because it is never too early to start planning to attend the global discussion on urban resilience – and because this will be a special one for us! – SAVE THE DATE for the Resilient Cities 2019 congress:  

26-28 June 2019 in Bonn, Germany 

2019 will mark our 10th anniversary of the Resilient Cities congress series. See previous editions here. To discuss partnership opportunities for congress sessions, forums, side events, and exhibition please contact us at

The public call for Contributions for next year's congress will open in October 2018. Be sure to add it to your calendar or sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date!

You can submit proposals in various formats such as individual presentations, posters or create a full 90-minute session. Local governments can also feature in our special 'Reality Check Workshops'.


Outcomes from Resilient Cities 2018

7 May 2018

Resilient Cities Congress 2018

This years edition of Resilient Cities featured both consolidated and emerging topics in urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.

There were many interesting highlights and thematic streams for example

  • Overall, the scale and speed of resilience challenges are growing for cities worldwide
  • Progress in implementing SDG 11 is on the right track, but multi-stakeholder collaboration must be reinforced. Open forums like the Talanoa Dialogues may provide the right tools to expand such cooperation
  • Cities, towns and regions in Small Islands and Developing States are among the most vulnerable actors in regard to climate change, hence they urgently need global support in their adaptation strategies
  • Cities should protect their cultural and natural heritage to adapt to climate change without losing their identity
  • Financing resilience remains one of the most difficult challenges, but new tools and approaches are emerging, especially to engage the private sector
  • Involving citizens in the early stages of adaptation planning proves to be beneficial for both the city and its people
  • Ways to reconcile urban resilience and increasing digitization – exploring opportunities & threats.

Find out more about the congress and the full congress program on the Resilient Cities 2018 website.

Resilient Cities 2018 at a glance

28 April 2018

Resilient Cities 2018 at a glance

Looking for a daily digest of RC2018? Click the following links for all the major events covered during the congress:

For an overview of the congress' content, check out the program book and the session description book.

Discover our speakers and which local governments were represented at the congress? 

Did you know that RC2018 was officially part of the Talanoa Dialogues? Learn more about Talanoa and how our forum is unique in providing an open and safe space for a true multi-stakeholder dialogue.