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About Resilient Cities 2014


Resilient Cities 2014 - Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

Where local impacts find a world of solutions

For the fifth time “Resilient Cities 2014 - Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation” took place from 29 to 31 May 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Resilient Cities is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany.

Each year, Resilient Cities brings together 500 urban planners, mayors, international organization representatives, and researchers from all around the world to discuss urban resilience and adaptation. The program of 2014 focuses on a variety of key topics including risk data, adaptation planning, financing the resilient city, city-region food systems, and resilient infrastructure. With networking and side events, the congress offers the perfect opportunity to connect with resilience practitioners and researchers, to build new partnerships and exchange ideas and best practices.

Additionally, Resilient Cities 2014 hosted the 4th Mayors Adaptation Forum, which enabled close dialogue between local and global leaders. The 2014 forum focused on urban adaptation and biodiversity, climate governance, Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.

Finally, the congress was accompanied by various pre- and side-events, notably this year the Open European Day, taking place on 28 May 2014. This special event focused on three core adaptation themes: Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, the Economics of Adaptation, Multilevel-governance Cooperation and Approaches. 

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