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Our Call for Contributions is extended!

28 November 2016

Our call for contributions for the Resilient Cities 2017 Congress scheduled back-to-back with the annual UN Bonn talks on - 6 May in Bonn, Germany, will remain open until 10 December. Proposals are currently being accepted for presentations, panels, workshops, posters, Reality Check Workshops, training, co-events and other formats. Check the congress themes here

Shape this global event on urban resilience by submitting your proposal through our online system until 10 December 2016. For questions or to discuss additional ways how you can contribute to the Resilient Cities 2016 program, please email resilient.cities(at) 

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

CEADIR Series webinar: Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Low-Income Urban Populations

25 October 2016

Check out the latest webinar of the CEADIR Series on September 20, 2016 focused on climate change adaptation planning for low-income urban populations in developing countries here. The webinar featured:

  • Dr. Anthony Socci of the US Environmental Protection Agency, who discussed the Durban Adaptation Charter, its key accomplishments to date, and its importance for inclusive urban resilience planning.
  • Dr. Hari Bansha Dulal of Abt Associates, who discussed findings from his recent paper on how Asian cities are addressing climate change with adaptation planning and interventions. 
  • Laura Kavanaugh of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, who explored pioneering approaches to inclusive urban adaptation from cities in developing countries across Asia and Africa. 
  • Darren Manning of USAID’s Office of Energy and Infrastructure, who moderated the discussion.

Download presentation here and check out upcoming CEADIR discussions here

Resilient Cities 2016 webinar series returns soon. Look out for the announcement, to be made available on this page. 

Resilient Cities Report 2016 is out!

20 October 2016 

ICLEI launched the Resilient Cities Report 2016 yesterday at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. 

The report reflects the outcomes of the Resilient Cities 2016 congress and captures broader developments in the field or urban resilience and climate change adaptation. It is based on the expertise of international experts and practitioners who participated at the congress, July 6-8 in Bonn, Germany. The report features case studies from around the world, highlights newly available tools and solutions, and provides an overview of the state of urban resilience globally by exploring new directions and innovations.