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UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience

UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience (SDU.Resilience)


The UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience (SDU.Resilience) is a research group within the Section of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Department of Innovation and Technology, at the University of Southern Denmark. SDU.Resilience develops transdisciplinary research, education and knowledge transfer activities on urban resilience in Denmark and internationally.

SDU.Resilience’s activities focus on urban resilient transition, systemically integrating disaster risk reduction, development and climate change, both mitigation and adaptation, in urban areas. SDU.Resilience’s activities contribute to the implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sendai Action Framework for Risk Reduction.

SDU.Resilience aims to develop research to inform national and international policymaking and support science-based urban planning and design for local action, both in the Global North and South.

Research thematic areas:

  • Water and Human Settlements 
  • Resilient Coastal and Maritime Planning
  • Climate nature-based solution 
  • Circular Economy and Built Environment 
  • Human Health and Climate in Cities
  • Climate Finance

Research cross-thematic areas:

  • Climate Governance
  • Spatial Planning for Resilience
  • Capacity Building for Resilience
UNESCO Chair on Urban Resilience


SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 7450

Last Updated 25.09.2023