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BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience 2019

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The summer school will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, during an intensive eight days course from 12-19 September 2019 in Copenhagen.

The summer school aims at providing multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the different global and local challenges in cities of the Global South and the Global North.

Through lectures and problem-based workshops using Copenhagen’s real-life experience and challenges as a living laboratory, the participants will also gain necessary skills and knowledge to develop informed policies, strategies, plans and solutions for urban resilience.

 

BLOXHUB Summer School

Today over 50% of world population lives in urban areas, and cities account for 60-80% of global energy consumption and the same level of greenhouse gases missions, producing 50% of global waste, consuming 75% of natural resources and producing 80% of global GDP. Cities and their populations are vulnerable and increasingly exposed to rapid and slow on-setting climate and environmental disasters, which frequency and intensity is growing exponentially. Cities are also major centers of economic activity, social life and culture, innovation and knowledge-creation.

Urban resilience aims at increasing the ability of urban systems, to respond systemically and dynamically to present and future shock and stresses related to major global challenges as: unsustainable development patterns, rapid and unplanned urbanization, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Urban resilience is instrumental to address both causes and effects of these mayor global challenges, re-thinking the way in which cities are designed, planned and managed, at the same time fostering innovation.

The scientific research on urban resilience has been exponentially growing in the last decade, parallelly a growing number of cities worldwide started developing resilience related plans and actions, following the recommendations and prescriptions national and international policies international policies, as: Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The key challenge for urban resilience is to co-develop and harmonize scientific and practice led knowledge to support informed and science-based decision and policy making, to enable our cities to evolve and innovate

The BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience will bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers during and intensive eight days course from 12-19 September 2019 at Bloxhub in Copenhagen. The summer school aims at providing the participants with the latest knowledge on urban resilience research, practice and policies through lectures; and to co-develop their skills and knowledge on planning for urban resilience using Copenhagen’s real-life experience and challenges as a living laboratory, through a problem-based workshops.

The summer school goal is to bring together  multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives, from science and practice, on the different global and local  challenges faced by cities, and to provide a process design methodology and the necessary skills to developed informed policies, strategies, plans and solutions for urban resilience, that can be later used in the specific context of work of the participants.

The lectures will provide an overview on major international policies in relation to urban resilience (Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction), key practices worldwide including those developed in the frame of major international organizations (e.g. UNFCCC Secretariat, UNDRR, UNESCO, UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Program, ICLEI, WWF), and the latest developments and perspectives for research.

The lectures will also address key cross-sectorial and thematic issues, including: multi-level governance, finance, generation of co-benefits, nature-based solutions, appropriate technology, participatory processes and stakeholder’s involvement, urban metabolism, circular economy, planning and design.

The workshop will give the opportunity to the participants to engage, through group work, with real-life problems and challenges faced by The City of Copenhagen, and to develop a strategy and action plan following a process design methodology, that includes specific methods as system analysis, forecasting, vision and backcasting of future scenarios, monitoring and evaluation.

The participants will develop their knowledge on: 

The basis of urban resilience science, and the development of resilience research in different disciplinary contexts; 

International policies (Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction); 

National policies regarding climate adaptation and mitigation, including urban content of Nationally Determined Contributions and urban aspects of National Adaptations Plan and Policies; 

Urban resilience practices with specific case studies from cities worldwide, including strategic plans, action plans, and technological solutions 

The participants will develop competencies on the use of

Process design methodology for urban resilience; 

System thinking for the analysis of urban shock and stresses; 

Different future scenarios methods: forecasting, visioning and backcasting

 

 

Scientist and researchers: including PhD candidates, post-docs, research fellows and lecturers from universities and research organizations.

Practitioners: including policymakers, from national and subnational governments and public organizations, officers from international and intergovernmental organizations, staff from private profit and non-profit organizations.

Participants with different disciplinary background are welcome: including engineering, architecture, planning, environmental, economic and social sciences.

English language proficiency is required.

Plan

The first day will start with a welcome and introduction on the summer school activities, followed by a technical visit to current resilient projects in Copenhagen and to understand the cities’ challenges.

From day 2 to 7 there will be morning lectures delivered by lead practitioners and researchers, and workgroups in the afternoon working on Copenhagen’s real-life challenges.

The last day the participants will finalize their work and present it to a panel of experts that will assess it.


Open submission: 15 May 2019

The extended deadline for submissions: 23 June 2019

Course date: 12-19 September 2019

The Summer School Urban Resilience is targeted at practitioners, scientists, and researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds including engineering, architecture, planning, environmental, economic, and social sciences.

There is a limited number of places available, therefore the participants will be competitively selected according to their curriculum vitae, motivation letter, video and the application form.

The deadline for applying to BLOXHUB Summer School in Urban Resilience in 2019 is closed. We will post information on the application procedure for the next summer school in March.

There is a fee for participants of 1400 EUR.

Successful candidates will receive information about the modes of payment once admitted.

The application fee includes:

  • Site visits
  • Coffee breaks
  • Downloadable learning materials
  • Participation diploma
  • Welcome package


    The application fee does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Travel expenses
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses

A substantial fee reduction is foreseen for participants from low-income countries.

The participants shall request the fee reduction during the application. Each request will be assessed individually.

To verify your initial eligibility for the reduced fee (country classification) please refer to the World Bank Country and Lending Groups.



Organizers

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Partners

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With financial support from

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Participants

Alessandra
PhD Fellow in Urban and Regional Development
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning
Politecnico di Torino

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Angela
Associate Programme Officer UN Climate Change

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Chiara
Urban resilience project manager
RESALLIENCE

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City Planning and Development Coordinator, City Government of Santa Rosa 
Philippines

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Cristobal
Researcher (Phd project)
Climate Service Center Germany

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Danial
PhD student in Urban and Regional Development 
Politecnico di Torino

Danilo
MSc candidate in Urban Management and DevelopmentHIS,
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Naboni
Associate Professor of Environmental Design
KADK

Geomilie
University Researcher II, School of  Urban and Regional PlanningCapacity Building Cluster Head, 
United Architects of the Philippines- Emergency Architects

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Gerardo
General Secretary in the Risk Management Unit of Colombia

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Hong
Green Climate Fund

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James
Research Assistant, United Nation University -EHS

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Jenna
Planner 2, City of Calgary

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Karim
Founder and Director
REASALLIENCE

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Kirsten VD
Director/Founder Out Of Office  Designscapes, Service Design Lab 

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Lookman
Project Director, Arctic Infrastructure

Mariana
PhD candidate, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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Mariano
CEO of ClUrb: Accessible and affordable software solutions for urban challenges

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Michaela
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic Researcher, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings Ph.D. student, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban Planning

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Monika
Environmental Consultant, Presidio Graduate School

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Mrudhula
Ph.D. research fellow, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige universitet – NTNU

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Peter
Expert Urban Resilience Cordaid (Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid)

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Sam


Special Advisor, Abia State Government, Nigeria

 

Tanni
Project Manager for “Denmark in 3D” The Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency (SDFE.dk),
part of the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.


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Victoria
Resilient Development Program OfficerICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

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Wendy
PhD student, University of Venda

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Lecturers

Innocenti
Double dregree Phd candidate 
University of Copenhagen 
IUAV University of Venice

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Programme Specialist, Water for Human Settlements, 
International Hydrological Progamme,SC/HYD/GSS, 
Natural Sciences Sector United Nations Educational, 
Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO

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Programme Manager – Futures Cities CONCITO – Denmark’s Green Think Tank

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Senior Advisor, WWF Cities, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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Lead Urban Development and Energy Efficiency Specialist, Green Climate Fund

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Assistant Professor Global Health Section University of Copenhagen

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Head of the City Resilience Profiling Programme, UN-Habitat

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PhD, Researcher at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, 
Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, 
Sustainability Department, 
Circular Economy Section

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Associate Professor in Urban and Environmental Planning IUAV University of Venice

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Full Professor in Regional and Urban Planning,  Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, 
Politecnico di Torino,  Coordinator of Responsible Risk Resilience Centre – R3C,  Politecnico di Torino

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Jamie
Regional Manager,  Asia-Pacific CTCN
Climate Technology Centre and Network

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Founding Member of RECNET. 
Recycling the City Network Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at UPC

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PhD student, Environmental Policy and Planning Group, 
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering, 
Department of Technology and Innovation, 
University of Southern Denmark

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Lars Stenfeldt  
Founder and CEO
Greener Smarter Living


Co-Founder, Nordic Urban Resilience Institute (NURI)

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Urban Climate Change Specialist, 
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

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Scientist, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz Center Geesthacht



Flood Risk Specialist, Rambøll

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Manager of the Low Emissions Development Program, 
Director of Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center), 
Director of Business Development at ICLEI World Secretariat

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Professor, Dept. of Geography, 
Teaching and Research Unit for Human-Environment Relations
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Professor wsp, 
SDU Life Cycle Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering, 
Biotechnology and Environmental Technology, 
University of Southern Denmark

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Professor wsr in Urban Resilience, 
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering, 
Department of Technology and Innovation, 
University of Southern Denmark

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Research Assistant in Regional and Urban Planning, 
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, 
Politecnico di Torino

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Associate Professor of spatial planning and strategy, 
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, 
Delft University of Technology

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Programme Officer, Adaptation Programme 
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat

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Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), 
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

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Head of Office Incheon, Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), 
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Associate Academic Officer, United Nations University 
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

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Principal Economist, Office of Thought Leadership, 
Global Green Growth Institute

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PhD student, IUAV University of Venice

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Expert Committee

Programme Specialist, Water for Human Settlements,   International Hydrological Progamme,SC/HYD/GSS,   Natural Sciences Sector United Nations Educational,   Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO
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Senior Project Manager, Munich Re Foundation

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Lead Urban Development and Energy Efficiency Specialist, Green Climate Fund
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Head of the City Resilience Profiling Programme, UN-Habitat

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Regional Manager – LAC, 
West and Central Africa CTCN, 
Climate Technology Centre and Network

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Policy Advisor on Cities and Climate Change, 
Sector Project Urbanisation, GIZ Bonn

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Associate Professor in Urban and Environmental Planning IUAV University of Venice

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Full Professor in Regional and Urban Planning, 
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, 
Politecnico di Torino, Coordinator of Responsible Risk Resilience Centre – R3C, 
Politecnico di Torino

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Global Lead, WWF CITIES, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

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Founding Member of RECNET. 
Recycling the City Network Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at UPC

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PhD, Manager of the "Impacts, Vulnerability, & Risks" subprogramme, 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Co-Founder, Nordic Urban Resilience Institute (NURI)

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Urban Climate Change Specialist, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

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Scientist, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Helmholtz Center Geesthacht



Manager of the Low Emissions Development Program, 
Director of Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center), 
Director of Business Development at ICLEI World Secretariat

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Professor, Dept. of Geography, Teaching and Research Unit for Human-Environment Relations 
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Head of Unit, Professor 
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering, 
Department of Technology and Innovation, 
University of Southern Denmark

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Research Assistant in Regional and Urban Planning, 
Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, 
Politecnico di Torino

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Associate Professor of spatial planning and strategy, 
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, 
Delft University of Technology

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Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), 
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

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Head of Office Incheon, Office for Northeast Asia (ONEA) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), 
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Coordinator, Urban Climate Change Programme and Country Coordinator, 
ACCCRN Bangladesh International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), 
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

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Co-Founder, Nordic Urban Resilience Institute (NURI)



Associate Academic Officer, United Nations University 
Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

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Organizing Committee


Professor wsr in Urban Resilience, 
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering, 
Department of Technology and Innovation, 
University of Southern Denmark

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Research Assistant 
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering,  
Department of Technology and Innovation,  
University of Southern Denmark 

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PhD student, Environmental Policy and Planning Group, 
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Msc research student on Urban Design, 
University of Copenhagen

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PhD student, IUAV University of Venice

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Report Summer School 2019

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Last Updated 18.03.2021