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Join our webinar on Participatory Adaptation Planning!

20 January 2015

Our upcoming, fourth webinar of the series is organized in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). This webinar focuses on the importance of local community engagement and multi-stakeholder collaboration in climate-compatible development and provides concrete solutions for how this can be successfully achieved. 

Friday 23 January 15:30-16:30 CET


  • Felix Nyamedor, Community Resilience Building Facilitator for RIPS / Program Technician for the CSU-USAID TLMP Program, Accra, Ghana
  • Dr. Vanesa Castán Broto, Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at the University College London, London, UK

The webinar is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

For more information on past and upcoming webinars please visit our website

Resilient Cities webinars return in 2015 with new, exciting topics!

15 January 2015

Resilient Cities resumes its Webinar Series in January with two special webinar sessions organized in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The themes to be discussed, bridge conversations initiated at the congress last year with new ideas/“food for thought”, directions and innovations in the run-up to Resilient Cities 2015. 

Participatory adaptation planning: Examples from African cities 

23 January 2015, 15:30 – 16:30 CET 

Building resilience to heat-related health risks: The example of Ahmedabad, India

All webinars are free of charge and feature experts and local governments practitioners in the field of urban adaptation and resilience. Concrete dates, times and speakers information will be shared in due time, so please keep an eye on our webpage for updates. 

Be a part of the first ever Asia-Pacific Congress!

9 January 2015

The first edition of the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress series is taking place in Bangkok, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Asia on the 11-13 February 2015.

This will be the first ever Asia-Pacific forum on urban 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. 

Witness change and innovation at this special forum. Register today! 

For more information on Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 contact: resilient.cities.asiapacific(at)

Updates on Resilient Cities 2015

8 January 2015

The Resilient Cities team is in the phase of reviewing contributions to our public call. The outcomes of the submissions will be communicated in March. 

Registration for the Resilient Cities 2015 congress opens later this month. All cities, public and private sector representatives, academics, researchers, practitioners and anyone with a genuine interest in the topic of urban resilience and adaptation are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for updates on registration fees, to be made available in the beginning of January.

Thank you to all of those who submitted their contributions for this year’s conference! 

Towards Sendai2015 webinar

22 December 2014 

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability organized a webinar on Wednesday, 17 December on the following topic: "Towards Sendai2015 - Engagement of local and subnational governments in post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework."

The webinar provided an overview on the goals, preparatory processes and modalities of 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) to be held on 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan, with a specific focus on engagement of local and subnational governments. The webinar  was organized by ICLEI in its capacity as one of the Organizing Partners of the Local Authorities Major Group at WCDRR.  The position Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn was also discussed as the annual review and monitoring platform for local governments in the second phase of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA-2). 

For more information on the webinar and its main topics, please click on the title above or here