Voices from the Corridor – 30 May

ICLEI asks Resilient Cities attendants two questions: Who is your adaptation hero and What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

 

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Foro Hidrico, Buenos Aires

Why?

Network of local residents, very responsive and organized during flood events

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

Environmental Land Planning

Why?

Focusing on very critical element which is land use planning

Daniel E.Ryan/ Director of Area de Cambio Global/ Argentina

 

 

nuno lopeyWho is your adaptation hero?

Jeb Brugmann, ICLEI USA

Why?

Inspirational approach on growth of the cities;  metabolism of cities

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

Linking researchers and practitioners to deal with uncertainty

Why?

Researchers and practitioner follow different approaches and terminologies

Nuno Lopez/ Head of Environmental Studies & Management Division, City Council of Almada / Portugal

 

jim geringerWho is your adaptation hero?

Jack Dangermond, Founder of Ersi

Why?

He has a “passion” for helping improving the world.

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

Geo Design

Why?

Place-oriented focus, making change “for” people by government and people

Jim Geringer/ Director, policy and public sector: Ersi/ USA

 

STWho is your adaptation hero?

Local communities

Why?

They are the ones that survive and adapt to changes, even without high-tech solutions

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

Tool is not the key!

Why?

The process is the key in resilience!

Sunandan Tiwari/ Deputy Director, ICLEI South Asia Secretariat/India

 

gawlerWho is your adaptation hero?

Susandan Tiwari!

Why?

He is among the rare ones in Climate Change Adaptation that has ecosystem background.

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

PAKLIM

Why?

Well-tested, quick to be done

Steve Gawler/ ICLEI Oceanica Secretariat/ AUS

 

netherWho is your adaptation hero?

Shack/Slum dweller international

Why?

Significant support on community development

What is your favorite/suggested tool/model for building resilience?

Open Communication

Why?

It promotes open dialogue, brings variety of stakeholders together and rises awareness

Richard Sliuzas/ Associate Professor, University of Twente/ Netherland

 

Interviewed by Zohreh Mousaviun
(Social Media Volunteer)

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