Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures 2018
Final conference of the RESIN project, co-organised by the RESCCUE project
Le Bouche à Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
October 9th 2018: Registration 08:30, Event 09:00 - 17:30
The final event of the European Commission-funded project RESIN - Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures will take place on 9th October 2018 in Brussels.
Ingrid Konrad (Chief Architect, city of Bratislava) and Eira Rosberg (Lahti, Finland) will discuss how their cities have used the RESIN project's practice-focussed tools to assess out vulnerability and risk locally, Greater Manchester will show how they applied new adaptation strategy planning methods at the local level and the city of Bilbao will share their experience with adaptation planning using the Adaptation Options Library.
Cooperation between cities, regions and European institutions
A conversational closing panel including Aleksandra Kazmierczak (European Environment Agency), Roger Street (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford), Peter Bosch (TNO, RESIN project coordinator), and UN-Habitat will reflect on the prospects of cooperation between cities and regions to share holistic working methods and build long-term urban resilience in Europe.
In breakout sessions, participants will discover the tools and methodologies that the project has produced, including a European climate risk map, a risk-based vulnerability assessment methodology, a database of all kinds of adaptation options, and an online decision support tool for planning and implementing adaptation actions. The tools will be demonstrated in real-time, project partners will share policy-relevant messages for adaptation action, and all participants will explore future pathways for research and practice.
The event is co-organised by the related project RESCCUE, and speakers from the projects EU-CIRCLE and BRIGAID will contribute their knowledge from across the European research landscape in this field. Contributors from partner projects will include Marc Velasco (Cetaqua), Marko Hartman (HTK Consultants) and Thanasis Sfetsos (NCSRD).
Looking to the future
Jeremy Carter (University of Manchester) and Pere Malgrat (Aquatec (SUEZ Advanced Solutions)) and Peter Bosch (TNO) will explore where adaptation research should go from here.
Participation is free of charge.