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Another Resilient Cities' webinar is coming up!

27 January 2015

Join the discussion during our upcoming webinar organized in cooperation with the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). This webinar will focus on heatwaves and their effect on public health in cities. Ahmedabad's pioneer strategy to build resilience against such threats will be presented, while best practices for building public awareness and replicating positive results from the project will be discussed.

Join the discussion on:

on Tuesday, 3 February, 16:00-17:00 CET


  • Ms. Anjali Jaiswal, Senior Attorney, India Initiative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Dr. Tejas Shah, Health Officer at Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

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

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

Check out Resilient Cities' fourth webinar!

26 January 2015

Our webinar on the topic of Participatory Adaptation Planning: Examples from African cities (the fourth webinar of the series) was concluded on 23 January 2015.

The relevance of local community in the decision-making process for climate compatible development was presented and thoroughly discussed. Concrete solutions on how to achieve successful and meaningful participation of stakeholders was proposed by Mr. Felix Nyamedor and Dr. Vanesa Castán Broto, based on their experiences with CDKN-funded projects in Ghana and Mozambique. A lively Q&A session followed their presentations. 

If you missed the webinar or wish to revisit the interesting discussion, the live recording and full presentations are now available online

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