Voices from the Corridor – 31 May

ICLEI asks Resilient Cities attendants: If you could change one thing in your home city to increase its resilience capacity, what would it be?


Eva Madeira

Eva Madeira – Head of Membership and Governance, ICLEI Global Services, Bonn, Germany

Home city: Lisbon, Portugal

Change: Vertical gardens to increase building’s energy efficiency





Conchita M. G. Kedowide

Conchita M. G. Kedowide – Director, CCGeo Consulting, Dakar, Senegal

Home city: Cotonou, Benin

Change: A controled urbanization to prevent the development of informal settlement in floodplains





Alberto Terenzi – Officer, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Europe, Freiburg, Germany Alberto Terenzi

Home city: Rome, Italy

Change: Community involvement in every development projects





Victor Arredondo – General Manager of Environment, Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico Victor Arredondo

Home city: Tlalnepantla de Baz, Mexico

Change: Government’s will and financial resources for the development and implementation of adaptation projects





Chang Deng-Beck

Chang Deng-Beck – Low-carbon Expert, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Home city: Beijing, China

Change: A decentralization of activities in other cities in order to reduce the pollution rate




Trinnawat Suwanprik


Trinnawat Suwanprik – Sanitary Researcher, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Home city: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Change: Greater communication and cooperation between the scientific community and the local population




Ariane Lissel – Researcher, Institute für Future Studies and Technology Assessment, Berlin, GermanyAriane Lissel

Home city: Berlin, Germany

Change: All actors of the society talking and listening to one another. Communication is the basis of change!





Stefan Werner


Stefan Werner – Program Manager Low Carbon Urban Development, GIZ, Beijing, China

Home city: x

Change: A car-free city and a blue sky in Beijing, 365 days/year!







Danielle S. Miley – Gerente, Gestion Ambiental América del Sur, Washington, US

Home city: Boston, US

Change: Only electric carsharing and public transportation


Mr. Houle received his bachelor's degree from McGill University in Environment and Developement and is completing his master’s degree in Urban planning at University of Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on the use of crowdsourcing technologies for disaster risk reduction (spatial planning perspective). Michaël is the author of the «How can crowdsourcing provide more efficient disaster risk management ?» proposal selected as one of the 2014 MIT Climate CoLab contest. He also won the 2013 MIT Climate Colab Urban adaptation: Climate resilient cities contest. He is currently developing a new environmental migration management strategy in Vietnam. LinkedIn profile: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/micha%C3%ABl-houle/53/842/b39