Should Resilience be Part of City’s DNA?

Resilience is what helps cities shape and reconstruct in the face of these challenges, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected situation. So, shouldn’t resilience be part of city’s DNA?

As reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the United States experienced 14 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2018, which resulted in the deaths of at least 247 people and approximately $91 billion in damage. On the other hand, according to the UN, 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050.

With the growing population in the cities and, unpredictable circumstances, cities need to be “future proofed.” From the adverse climate change effects to energy scarcity, and global population growth/decline to cyber-attacks – our cities are facing a growing range of adversities and challenges in this age.

There is no magic formula on how to build sustainable and resilient cities, especially because changes in cities are ongoing and non-stop and we can’t just stop and freeze the whole life in a city, rebuild and fix it with the authorization of all the players involved and the with someone else’s money and press play again. Fighting against these main areas of risk is not solely the job of global governments or the large organizations but, cities could play an essential role by future seeing and educating citizens.

Resilience Cities discussion at Intelligent Cities Summit

The 4th Annual Intelligent Cities Summit is gathering some resilient cities under one roof to learn what it takes to build a strong strategy. Some of the confirmed speakers of this session are;

  • Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer, Milan Municipality (Italy)
  • Dr. Supachai Tantikom, Chief Resilience Officer, Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Oswar Muadzin Mungkasasa, Chief Resilience Officer, Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Jason Whittet, Associate Director – Solutions Development and Innovation, 100 Resilient Cities.

100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Join this discussion before May 14th with Early Bird price at IoT Events website, by email info@iotevents.ca or call us at 416 597 5751.

Don’t miss this opportunity to register at the best rate!

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