Newsletter Resilient Cities: Day 2

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Highlights of Resilient Cities Day 2, 29 May 2014


A new way of promoting stakeholder dialogues

The risk and resilience scorecard: Benchmark disaster resilience in cities The purpose of this workshop was to discuss a multilevel city resilience scorecard that is being developed jointly by the Global Earthquake Model  the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology and the South Asia Institute.

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Towards locally controlled adaptation funding

Funding is a key feature for the proper application of resilience. Dodman claims that there are two sides about adaptation: 1) adaptation is a local priority and 2) urban governance requires participation between: local authority, society, and private sector.

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Blue-green infrastructure makes for solutions that are better, healthier, happier, and less costly – if you count correctly.

Our green areas are devoured chunk by chunk through urban creep. Population growth and urbanisation are drivers, but old-fashioned thinking is the villain.

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Building climate change adaptation knowledge and capacity by “halves”

Researcher-practitioner collaboration for climate change adaptation is both challenging and rewarding as actors from both ‘knowledge communities’ work to find a common language, shared expectations and build trust through interactions.

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Resilience Planning and Spatial Framework

Tools that analyze data across departments and agencies enable decision-makers to generate tractable solutions to ill-defined problems. The development of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) to support resilience planning was the focus of a session at the Resilient Cities Congress organized jointly by ICLEI and Esri.

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Tweet of the day

“Climate change is a threat but bad development is even more dangerous,” says Jerry Velasquez of @UNISDR #ResilientCities

  — Via @ICLEI

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Photo of the Day

Nestor Garcia, the Secretary of Environment of Bogota signs the Durban Adaptation Charter, along with four other cities in the global south.

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Video of the Day

James Nxumalo,  Mayor of KwazuluNatal, Durban, South Africa shares his vision of a climate-resilient, low-carbon world in 2015.

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Voices from the corridor

Get up close and personal with some participants as they share fascinating answers to the questions: “Who is your adaptation hero?” “What are your favorite tools for building resilience?”

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About Resilient Cities:

ICLEI’s Resilient Cities is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and co-hosted by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany.

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is the world’s leading association of more than 1000 metropolises, cities, urban regions and towns representing over 660 million people in 85 countries.