Crossposted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

In only two editions in 2010 and 2011, the Resilient Cities series has asserted its position as a milestone event in the field of urban resilience and climate adaptation. Debates at Resilient Cities 2012 will be articulated around the following main themes:

  • Urban Risk: local government leaders, representatives of the insurance community, construction companies and civil engineers will address the issue of urban infrastructure as a key element in building resilient cities.

  • Resilient Integrated Urban Design: Water, Food security and Biodiversity: Cities are complex urban systems in which these different sectors are interconnected. Come and learn about how these sectors can be optimally related to build a resilient city.

  • Resilient Urban Renewable Energy: The degree of resilience of urban areas and the way a city is provided with energy are strongly intertwined. Discover how a clear link between the local renewables agenda and energy security and safety of urban areas can be ensured.

  • Resilient Urban Logistics: A sustainable urban transportation system is a key element for the development of a sustainable and resilient city. Ecomobility (moving people) and Ecologistics (moving goods) should be ensured and promoted through innovative and eco-friendly projects. Resilient Cities 2012 will showcase good examples of ecomobility and ecologistics.

  • Financing the Resilient City: Initiated during Resilient Cities 2011, the debate will offer answers on how climate financing for adaptation can be mobilized, leveraged and innovated for the local level.

  • Resilient Cities 2012 will also host a session on global sustainable infrastructure finance in partnership with Global Energy Basel

These special focuses will be organized in different types of sessions ranging from presentations to strategy dialogues gathering renowned international experts and leaders of international organizations.

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