BARCELONA RESILIENCE WEEK
Resilient cities: from commitment
Building on the success of the Barcelona Resilience Experience in February 2015 that drew over 170 participants and more than 20 cities, the BCN Urban Resilience Partnership, UN-HABITAT’s City Resilience Profiling Programme and the City of Barcelona are launching Barcelona Resilience Week, a global platform for discussion and learning between leading cities and companies working to build more resilient communities all over the world.
Barcelona Resilience Week aims at giving voices to and connecting cities, while providing the opportunity to learn about ground-breaking resilience topics, to present, share and exchange experiences and best practices, and to gain practical knowledge. Moreover, this year’s event will provide more spaces for interaction, that could offer attendees the chance to create new contacts, develop partnerships and foster networking opportunities between cities, companies with extensive experience in implementing resilience projects and experts coming from international institutions.
While covering a wide range of topics, from water management and disaster-proof urban infrastructures to multi-stakeholder collaboration frameworks and social resilience, the event will feature a variety of sessions, such as:
- High-level panel discussions focused on major current-affairs such as the impact of the migratory crisis or the effects of climate change.
- Parallel sessions delving into the most practical aspects of the implementation of resilience projects and initiatives through the presentation of case studies and specific projects.
- City network meetings aimed at promoting the exchange of good practices and fostering city-to-city alliances and initiatives.
- Site visits, which will offer a unique opportunity to experience first-hand how Barcelona is strengthening its capabilities to become more resilient to a slew of threats.
For this year’s event, more than 250 attendees are expected, including representatives from more than 50 cities.