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Resilient Cities webinar series returns November 6!

For the third year, the Resilient Cities Webinar Series will bring together experts and local government practitioners in the field of urban adaptation and resilience to continue conversations initiated at the Resilient Cities 2014 congress. The first webinar of the year takes place Thursday 6 November from 15:00-16:00 CET and focuses on:

Communicating Resilience and using ICTs for climate change adaptation


  • Piero Pelizzaro, Head of the International Cooperation Unit, Kyoto Club, Rome, Italy
  • Berhane Gebru, Director of Programs, TechLab, FHI 360, Boston, USA


The webinars are free of charge. For further information about the webinar and updates on upcoming sessions, please visit our website.

New regional forum to discuss resilience in the Asia-Pacific

Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 is organizing the First Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation on 11-13 February in Bangkok, Thailand.

This first regional forum on resilience and adaptation to climate change is anticipated to attract over 200 participants from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, including mayors, local government representatives, UN agencies, researchers and private sector partners. The event will offer a variety of innovative solutions specifically designed for Asian cities and help local governments mainstream these solutions into policy and practice. In addition, the creation of an Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Council on Climate Change as a regional advocacy movement of local governments and opportunities for partnerships between local governments, donor communities and the private sector will be discussed and explored at the Forum.

For more information on Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 visit its brand new website and/or contact iclei-southasia(at)

International Innovation's Editorial on Resilient Cities 2014

“On 29-31 May 2014, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability hosted the 5 Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation: the Resilient Cities Congress. Providing solutions to marry urbanisation and climate change adaptation, this year’s Forum cemented the importance of engaging local and global stakeholders in collaborative climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience processes.” 

Excerpt from the 12-page coverage of the event, courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. The complete International Innovation’s editorial on Resilient Cities 2014 is now available and can be downloaded here.

Visit Research Media’s brand new free-to-access International Innovation website (

Call for contributions opens today!

1 October 2014

Contributions for ICLEI's 2015 Resilient Cities Congress can now be submitted!

Proposals will be accepted for presentations, panels, workshops, trainings, posters, Reality Check Workshops, co-events, and alternative formats. The call for contributions will remain open until the deadline of 1 December 2014.  

Please submit your contribution here.

Resilient Cities 2014 Congress Report has been published

30 September 2014

The Resilient Cities 2014 congress report summarizes the core discussions and outcomes of the congress, and provides suggestions, lessons learned, and solutions for various aspects of urban resilience and adaptation planning. It also features numerous case studies from cities around the world, and offers current, actionable advice for local governments to create more resilient cities. Download the full report here