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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

Proceedings of the Resilient Cities 2014 congress are now online!

The congress proceedings of Resilient Cities 2014 are now available online and can be accessed here.

These academics papers are written by expert speakers at the congress. The congress contributions were chosen during a thorough selection process out of over 180 contributions from experts and practitioners worldwide. The authors are renowned experts in their respective fields. Those who wished to do so could publish an article with us online, of which this section of our website is the result.

New video on ICLEI's AsianCitiesAdapt project launched at Resilient Cities 2014

18 June 2014

The video ‘Knowledge and Adaptation - Climate Change Impacts in Asian Cities and Ways to Adapt’ was launched on Friday, 30 May 2014 at the Resilient Cities congress.

The video was produced in the context of the ICLEI-led AsianCitiesAdapt project ( which brought together science and policy in order to identify the impacts of climate change and develop local adaptation strategies in eight cities in India and the Philippines. 

Get to know what local officials and other stakeholders in India and the Philippines think and do about climate change impacts in their locations.

Watch the full video here:


ICLEI joins a new urban resilience partnership

15 April 2014

Together with eight international organizations ICLEI joined a new urban resilience partnership which was announced at the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia last week.

“There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for urban resilience in recent years. This new collaboration represents a consolidation of those efforts as we prepare for an explosion of urbanization in the 21st century” said Margareta Wahlström, UNISDR Chief and Co-patron of the Resilient Cities congress 2012 and 2013.

The partnership has been established by UN-Habitat, UNISDR, The World Bank Group, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR); the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Rockefeller Foundation; the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Programme, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation; the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group; and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

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