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Understanding Urban Resilience: knowledge gaps, capacity building; and delivering sustainable & resilient infrastructure

WUF10

The 10th World Urban Forum, Networking Event 145


Time
: Wednesday the 12th February 2020, 16:30 – 18:30

Place: Hall 2, Room 5; World Urban Forum 

Organizers: University of Southern Denmark, ARUP


Format
: Presentation and panel discussion

Contact information: tek-ura@iti.sdu.dk

The event is divided in two sessions:

Panel 1: Understanding Urban Resilience

This session aims at understanding urban resilience knowledge gaps on and needs for capacity building and skills development. This session aims at discussing key challenges for urban resilience, and the role of culture and innovation for a resilient transition, focusing specifically on knowledge gaps, capacity building and skills development needs. The presentations and debate will draw on the outcomes of BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience (September 2019, Copenhagen) for practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and also the highlights from the research ‘Understanding Urban Resilience’ conducted by researchers from University of Southern Denmark, Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University IUAV of Venice.

Panel 2: Delivering Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

This session aims at understanding urban resilience operationalization through nature-based solutions and strategic infrastructures. This session aims at discussing innovation in designing and implementing infrastructure at city and regional scale that is both resilient and sustainable in countries and cities of the developing world, integrating both eco-system services and climate change projections in planning and design. The presentation and debate draw from a review of innovating practices across several regions of the world that integrate both eco-system services and climate change projections in planning and design, conducted in 2019 by the WWF with funding from GIZ, and technical support from Arup conducted.

See also https://bit.ly/3bcRQ0Z Networking Event 145

PANEL 1

Presenter:

Katarzyna Alicja Wieszczeczynska, research assistant, University of Southern Denmark

Panellists:

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

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

Esteban León, Head of the City Resilience Profiling Programme, UN-Habitat

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

Marcus Mayr, Urban Climate Change Specialist, United Nations Human Settlements Programme UN-Habitat

Moderator:

Nicola Tollin Professor WSR on Urban Resilience, UNESCO Chair on urban Resilience at University of Southern Denmark

PANEL 2:

Presenter:

Indra-Jeet Mistry, Programme Manager and Expert, WWF Cities

Panellists:

Dražen Kučan, Lead Urban Development and Energy Efficiency Specialist, Green Climate Fund

Martin Dirr, Head of the Cities Finance Facility, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Indra-Jeet Mistry, Programme Manager and Expert, WWF Cities

Moderator:

Pasquale Capizzi, Climate Resilience and Disaster Lead, Arup International Development


Organizers:

Nicola Tollin
UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilince
Professor wsr in Urban Resilience
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering
Department of Technology and Innovation
University of Southern Denmark

PasqualePasqualle Capizzi
Lead of Climate and Disaster Resilience
Arup International Development (Associate)
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Kasia Wieszczeczynska 
Research Assistant
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering
Department of Technology and Innovation
University of Southern Denmark
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Last Updated 28.04.2021