- UN-Habitat - Urban Resilience Programme
We are in a moment of change. Change regarding ethics, social models, as well as new political, spatial and territorial patterns. One of the most challenging changes we face is related to growing urban areas and the future of their inhabitants. Cities can bring positive change and we believe resilience should be one of the key vectors to achieve it.
The main goal of UN-Habitat’s resilience work is to support local governments and relevant stakeholders to transform urban areas into safer and better places to live in, and improve their capacity to absorb and rebound quickly from all potential shocks or stresses, leading them towards sustainability.
UN-Habitat’s understanding of a resilient city is one that is able to absorb, adapt, and recover from the shocks and stresses that are likely to happen, transforming itself in a positive way toward sustainability.
Objectives of the session
Building knowledge about the role of UN-Habitat regarding urban settings and urban world.
Learning about Global Frameworks and alignment with resilience pathway in urban setting.
Broadly sharing of our Urban Resilience Programme.
On-going reflection regarding resilience in urban settings and how to get it in your city.
In-deep understanding of the City Resilience Profiling Tool and the opportunities it opens for cities in the future.