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The Resilient Cities congress series

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn.

In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). More than 500 participants and beyond 30 partners each year helped make Resilient Cities a milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.

The congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics amongst which were urban risk, resilient urban logistics, financing the resilient city, urban agriculture and food, smart infrastructure and many more.

Resilient Cities also supports the annual Bonn Declaration of Mayors – written by local leaders during the Mayors Adaptation Forum, organized with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.

Read more about Resilient Cities congresses in 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Many reasons to attend Resilient Cities:

  • Interact with authoritative experts and the audience to build bridges across the public and private sectors and fields of expertise.
  • Learn about groundbreaking topics.
  • Gain practical knowledge with the Resilient Cities practical case studies, such as the Reality Check Workshops.
  • Start new contacts and develop new partnerships at the congress venue, an ideal location that fosters networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

Diversity of thoughts and approaches is at the very core of the Resilient Cities congresses.

Participants coming from a wide array of backgrounds are given the opportunity to take an active part in exchanging strategies and sharing experiences:

  • Mayors and Vice Mayors
  • Councillors, Commissioners and Governors
  • Chiefs of Sustainability Units
  • Heads of Policy Development
  • Directors of Urban Planning and Development
  • Disaster Risk and Emergency Managers
  • Directors of Resource and Environmental Development
  • Water and Sanitation Specialists
  • Global Climate Change and Adaptation Experts
  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Senior Technical Advisors
  • Consultants
  • Civil Engineers
  • Senior Finance Analysts
  • Infrastructure and Utilities Managers
  • Professors and Academics: urban development, town planning and engineering, etc.
  • Private Sector Solutions Providers
  • Development Bank and Financial Institution representatives
  • International Organization representatives
  • Non-governmental Organization practitioners
  • Municipal Associations and Network representatives
  • University Students and Researchers
  • Think Tank Analysts and Private Sector Researchers