Barcelona Resilience Week

Building on the success of the Barcelona Resilience Experience in February 2015, UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme, the BCN Urban Resilience Partnership, and the City Council of Barcelona hosted the 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.

The Barcelona Resilience Week has become an international event to share experiences, pool ideas, network and inspire experts, leaders, local governments, companies, research centres, international organizations and academia to continually develop initiatives on urban resilience.

What is cityresilience.org

cityresilience.org is a project of shareholders of City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) with the aim of being a common knowledge facility on resilience for partners of the programme and those interested in urban resilience.
Main goal of cityresilience.org is to provide a site for communication between CRPP shareholders in terms of sharing common information and provide collaborative working tools, and to spread knowledge and provide tools, services and experiences with partners: cities, business, educational and non-profit entities.
Urban Resilience

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Medellin Collaboration expands commitment to resilience beyond 4,000 cities

DRR 13th October

It has been twenty-seven years since the United Nations General Assembly felt the urgency to call for an International Day for Disaster Reduction; established with the long-term objective of raising global awareness on how people are taking action to cope with disasters and tackle vulnerabilities. Today, consistent with this year’s central theme of ‘reducing disaster mortality’ and building on its recently published resilience toolkit, the Medellin Collaboration for Urban Resilience (MCUR) reinvigorates its collective commitment to assist cities worldwide and welcomes Cities Alliance as the newest member of the group.

As the global urban population grows at a pace of 1.4 million every week, cities are clearly emerging as the realm where risk-awareness and reduction are most immediately needed. From this perspective, working across 4,000 cities globally and leveraging more than US$2 billion of existing annual funds, the Medellin Collaboration is poised to answer the challenge. Well-aligned with the major post-2015 development frameworks - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; the Paris Agreement and particularly the New Urban Agenda - its cross-sector targets span from comprehensive data gathering to local government disaster preparedness; and from the development of major security standards to more efficient ecosystems services. MCUR is working to spread an understanding that risks and challenges are often interconnected – solutions should be created with this in mind and achieve multiple benefits with one intervention. Moreover, MCUR is actively pledged to investing in risk-mitigation strategies and harnessing urban opportunities.

Sharing these common goals, its diverse platform of members – which includes UN-Habitat, UNISDR, The World Bank Group, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, IDB, The Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities, C40, ICLEI and Cities Alliance – originally came together in February 2014 as a successful outcome of the 7th World Urban Forum; thus giving shape and consistency to an unprecedented global momentum for resilience-building.

Through the following statement, and in the advent of Habitat III, MCUR strongly reaffirms its commitment to foster resilience in every city and human settlement creating a better future for all citizens.

Resilient Cities Book Series

Resilient Cities Book Series

The RESILIENT CITIES Book Series aims to analyse the challenges faced by cities and provide an up-to-date body of knowledge, including a systematic collection of global cutting-edge best practices, fundamental to managing the urban transition toward resilience.

We invite researchers and practitioners from a wide-range of disciplines and sectors to submit their contributions to these books, in the form of analytical and descriptive models, conceptual-based/literature review, empirical studies, case-based studies, and solution approaches that can effectively manage the complex challenges of urban resilience under the specific themes of the books.

Find more info: http://www.unescosost.org/en/2016/07/07/resilient-cities-book-call-for-p...



On 30th – 31st May 2016 the kick-off meeting of the RESCCUE project was held in Barcelona, Spain.

Beside of partners' presentations and technical descriptions of work packages, the two-day meeting programme included speeches from Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol City Councils' representatives, PAB, EASME-EC and UN Habitat members.

Habitat III - New Urban Agenda

Habitat III

Urban Dialogue on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda

This online dialogue takes place in three phases from 9 May to 8 July 2016 in parallel with the informal inter-governmental meetings and stakeholder hearings taking place in New York. Individuals and organisations from around the world are invited to provide feedback on the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda which is online here .

The online discussion takes place in three phases in parallel with the informal intergovernmental meetings and stakeholder hearings in New York. Please post your comments in the discussion forum here.

York University's MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA)

MIAH - University of York

The University of York in the UK, runs an online MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs. The course is designed for humanitarian practitioners and operates very flexibly. The programme is now accepting applications for September 2016.

Please contact Dr Janaka Jayawickrama, Programme Leader, at:
janaka.jayawickrama@york.ac.uk or Dr Jo Rose, Deputy Programme Leader, at: jo.rose@york.ac.uk for further information.

Invitation to apply for York University's MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA)

UfM and UN-Habitat new MoU

UFM UN-Habitat MoU

6 Apr. 2016. - UfM and UN-Habitat join forces to promote sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean

UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos and UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Ambassador Yigit Alpogan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake joint actions for an integrated approach to socially and environmentally sustainable urban development.
Both parties agreed to find common responses to the pressing challenges facing urban areas in the Mediterranean region and have identified several areas of collaboration with special regard to water management, risk reduction and resilience.

New Job Opportunities

4 new job opportunities

23 Dec. 2015 - New Job Opportunities

The City Resilience Profiling Programme is offering 4 new job opportunities as Country Specialist.

Read the full job description at http://reliefweb.int/job/1335646/country-specialist-local-focal-point.

Best wishes 2016!

Christmas Card 2015

23 Dec. 2015 - CRPP Team wishes you the very best for the Festive Season and a Happy New Year!
Hoping to see you 14-18 March at the Barcelona Resilience Week

Smart City Expo World Congress 2015

SCEWC 2015

13 Nov. 2015
The Smart City Expo World Congress considered as one of the most important global meetings on urban innovation is gathering more than 200 companies and institutions.

In the fifth edition of the SCEWC, CRPP is contributing to several events during the Congress, engaging city representatives and private sector companies interested in UN-Habitat’s work on urban resilience.

Sant Pau Event: Connecting Actors for SDG's

Sant Pau Conference

11 Nov. 2015
Diverse local actors share their vision and call for greater synergies in efforts to achieve the UN 2030 agenda

Over one hundred stakeholders came together to exchange on what this new framework means at the local level, and take active steps to achieve the most ambitious development agenda the world has ever seen.