BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience 2020

BLOXHUB

BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience 2020

On-line – in the time of the COVID 19

We are resilient and we are on-line

Following challenge imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and relative constraints in our personal and professional lives, it will not be possible to realize the BLOXHUB Summer School on-site as originally planned.

At the same time, the relevance and the importance of this training course, as an opportunity to exchange experiences, discussing challenges and solutions among practitioners, policymakers and researchers is indeed relevant and needed.

Thereby with the Organizing Committee and the Expert Committee, representing all our partner organizations, resolved in adapting the training to the current circumstances and to hold the BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience on-line, addressing specifically the urban resilience challenges posed by the pandemic.

Here bellows some preliminary information regarding the new format, more details will be following in the next 2 weeks.

The Summer School will be held over one month in June with daily sessions twice a week.

Each daily session will consist of:

(1) Lecture sessions: 2.5 hours (accessible for general public)

two lectures back to back with Q&A

(2) Working sessions: 3 hours (for selected participants only)

For group discussion and group work on a specific problem-based challenge

Lectures will be coupled thematically, and each lecture will cover fully or partially issue of pandemics in relation to other issues within the framework of Urban resilience.

Participants will be working on problem-based challenge specifically related to pandemics: that may include interaction of pandemic with climate change related hazards, with systemic view (in terms of causes and effects) and multi-level approach within the frame of Urban Resilience.

Upon the conclusion of the training the participants will receive Certificate of Participation.

We expect from the participants a high level of commitment, due to very interactive mode of the training with intensive discussions, covering approximately 5-6 hours for daily sessions and possible additional time in between planned activities, for discussion and group work.

The deadline for the submission of application has been extended until the 30th April.

The participation fee is 300 EUR, with possibility for partial or full few waivers for the participants from the Global South.

Read & download the call for participation here

 

2020 BLOXHUB Summerschool

INTRODUCTION

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

er 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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The BLOXHUB Summer School on Urban Resilience 2020 will bring together on-line researchers, practitioners and policymakers during June 2020.  

The summer school aims at providing multi-disciplinary knowledge and perspectives on the different global and local challenges for urban resilience in the Global South and North.  The training is organized as a series of lectures and work in small groups to respond to a problem-based challenge. 

The participants will gain necessary competences to develop informed policies, strategies, plans and solutions for urban resilience, at the time of Covid-19.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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
TARGET GROUPS

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND SCHEDULE

The Summer School will be held over one month in June with daily sessions twice a week. 
Each daily session will consist of:   
(1) Lecture sessions: 2.5 hours (accessible for general public)  
two lectures back to back with Q&A 
(2) Working sessions: 3 hours (for selected participants only)  
For group discussion and group work on a specific problem-based challenge

IMPORTANT DATES

Open submission: 12 February 2020

Extended deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020

Course date: June 2020 (twice a week)

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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, and the application form.

In order to apply, send the following documents to manar@iti.sdu.dk -  indicating ‘Application BLOXHUB-SSUR’ in the subject line:

  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • A motivation letter, explaining in 300 to 500 words why you would like to participate in this summer school, how it can help your academic and professional development, as well as, what are your competencies and expertise you can contribute with to the summer school.

Please note that mandatory documents are to be sent as a single PDF file.

Submission deadline: 30 April 2020

FEES

There is a fee for participants of 300 EUR.

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

A fee reduction is foreseen for applicants from the Global South. 

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.

LEARNING MATERIALS


Organizers

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Partners

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Participants

Ardiani Chandra Dewi

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Consultant, Yayasan Plan International Indonesia 
Indonesia

Avinash Kumar Singh

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Head – Programme Management (Urban), Save the Children 
India 

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Begoña Peiro Salvador

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Urban Resilience Advisor, Ministry of Housing and Community Development (Fiji) in partnership with UN-Habitat 
Fiji 

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Carolina Monteiro de Carvalho

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DSc in Environmental Planning, Researcher at the Institute of Energy and Environment, São Paulo University 
Brazil 

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Eleanor Treadwell

 

Project officer, World Waternet 
Netherlands / Mali

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Ermin V. Lucino

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

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Eva Yeung

Deputy Head of International & Relief Service (Acting), Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of the Red Cross Society of China) 
Hong Kong

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Filippo Bazzoni

Transport Planner, Systematica 
Italy

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Gusti Ayu Ketut Surtiari

Researcher, Indonesian Government 
Indonesia

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Hanna Gonzalez

Urban Planning/Urban Development Consultant (Independent) 
Philippines

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Herve Wouapi


Lecturer and researcher, University of Dschang 
Cameroon

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Indu Valiaveetil

Architect, Kerala State Disaster Management Authority 
India

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Irina Pavlova


Associate Programme Specialist, UNESCO 
France 

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Javed Hussain

 

Executive Director, Sindh Community Foundation 
Pakistan

Johanna Z. Granados Alcala

Urban Resilience Advisor, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean 
Panama

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Lea Kleinenkuhnen



Project manager, Climate Alliance of European cities with indigenous rainforest Peoples 
Belgium 

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Lisa Plattner

Climate and Energy Expert, WWF 
Austria

Maggie Ngwira


Programme Coordinator, Trócaire Malawi 
Malawi

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Nir Dahal



Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Delegate, American Red Cross 
Philippines

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Rik Heinen

Policy advisor Water – Municipality of Dordrecht 
The Netherlands

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Shailendra K.Mandal

Early career researcher and faculty, National Institute of Technology Patna 
India

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Simon Rahman

Manager - Urban Resilience, Save the Children  
Bangladesh

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Tasfin Aziz


Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Brac University 
Bangladesh  

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Thomas Dettoh

 

Municipal physical planning officer, GA South Municipal Assembly 
Ghana

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Umberto Alibrandi

 

Associate Professor, Aarhus University 
Denmark 

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Organizing Committee

Nicola Tollin

Professor wsr in Urban Resilience,   
SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering,   
Department of Technology and Innovation,   University of Southern Denmark
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Katarzyna (Kasia) Wieszczeczynska

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

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Corina Angheloiu 
PhD candidate  
 Imperial College London 
Senior Design Strategist   
Forum for the Future  
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Monica Pandele

Monica Pandele

Monica Pandele, MBA, MPA  
Sustainability consultant 
Presidio Graduate School 
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Margherita Nardi

Margherita Nardi
Msc student  
Polytechnic University of Turin
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Marcia Trento







Marcia Trento
Urban planner, landscape architect, expert in slum upgrading 
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Vittore Negretto







Vittore Negretto
PhD student 
IUAV University of Venice
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Jungwoo Chun







Jungwoo Chun
PhD student, Environmental Policy and Planning Group 
Department of Urban Studies and Planning  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Kirsten van Dam

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Kirsten van Dam 
Founder Out Of Office, a network-based office for future thinking, 
trend research, people insight, for future innovation and strategy.
Project lead Designscapes at the Service Design Lab (Aalborg University).
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