Resilient Cities 2015

About Resilient Cities 2015

Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn.

Resilient Cities was first launched in 2010 with the goal of connecting local government leaders and climate change adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe and forging partnerships that could have lasting impacts for cities. Five successful editions have made this goal a reality. The 6th edition of the Resilient Cities congress series took place June 8-10, 2015 in Bonn, Germany.

The congress offered a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics among which were urban risk data and indicators, ecosystem-based approach, resilient urban logistics, urban agriculture, smart infrastructure, financing the resilient city, community-based adaptation and many more. In 2015, congress themes featured a new focus on areas such as ICT solutions for disaster risk management, resilient public health systems, and integrated climate actions.

Read more about Resilient Cities congresses in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Many reasons to attend Resilient Cities 2015:

  • Interact with authoritative experts and the audience to build bridges across the public and private sectors and fields of expertise
  • Learn about groundbreaking topics
  • Gain practical knowledge with the Resilient Cities practical case studies, such as the Reality Check Workshops
  • Start new contacts and develop new partnerships at the congress venue, an ideal location that fosters networking opportunities

Who attended?

Diversity of thoughts and approaches is at the very core of the Resilient Cities congresses. Participants coming from a wide array of backgrounds are given the opportunity to take an active part in exchanging strategies and sharing experiences. 

This year, more than 420 participants, approximately 170 speakers, 39 sessions and a number of side events made Resilient Cities 2015 a great success! We were glad to welcome from 56 countries to Bonn. 25 percent of them came from local governments, 24 percent from the corporate sector, 12 percent from national governments and 3 percent were media representatives: 

  • Mayors and Vice Mayors
  • Councillors, Commissioners and Governors
  • Chiefs of Sustainability Units
  • Heads of Policy Development
  • Directors of Urban Planning and Development
  • Disaster Risk and Emergency Managers
  • Directors of Resource and Environmental Development
  • Water and Sanitation Specialists
  • Global Climate Change and Adaptation Experts
  • Urban and Regional Planners
  • Senior Technical Advisors
  • Consultants
  • Civil Engineers
  • Senior Finance Analysts
  • Infrastructure and Utilities Managers
  • Professors and Academics: Urban development, town planning, engineering, etc.
  • Private Sector Solutions Providers
  • Development Bank and Financial Institution representatives
  • International Organization representatives
  • Non-governmental Organization practitioners
  • Municipal Associations and Network representatives
  • University Students and Researchers
  • Think Tank Analysts and Private Sector Researchers