When it comes to financing urban resilience, there is a clear gap between demand and supply. Comprehensive resilience infrastructure will require $4 trillion per year between 2015 and 2030. However, current spend is around $2 trillion per year, and much of this is fragmented. Cities have ambitious plans and projects, as shown by their collective
What are some principles for working with informal settlements? In the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific panel B1 on 2 March, experts shared their experiences and found some common lessons. Chawand Luansang of the Asian Coalition for Human Rights (ACHR) spoke of how his organization is working on covering all communities through a city-wide approach. He also
As a city, if you want to address resilience, where do you start? At the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific A3 panel on 2 March, panelists explored the relative merits of different kinds of strategies. One important distinction that emerged concerns targeted and embedded investments. Some risks faced by cities must be addressed directly. For instance, a
The 2nd Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress was officially opened today in Melaka, Malaysia by YB Datuk Abdul Rahman bin Dahlan, the Hon. Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Government of Malaysia. He discussed how the Eleventh Malaysia Plan: 2016-2020, launched by the government in 2015, steers Malaysia towards implementing global frameworks and achieving international targets.
From tomorrow (2 March) the Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific congress (RCAP) in Melaka, Malaysia will welcome participants from across the region to share knowledge on urban resilience. The program for the event makes clear how much is involved in building resilience in cities. Some of the issues are unsurprising. All cities require finance to implement resilience strategies.
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Historically, many cities were built around heavy industry. The production of steel and textiles was the catalyst for urban growth during the industrial revolution, and through the twentieth century, other kinds of heavy industry fueled the development of major cities around the world. Detroit, for instance, became the center of car manufacturing in the USA,
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On the occasion of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, Iosu Madariaga, Deputy Minister for Environment and Territorial Policy of the Basque Government, Basque Country, talks about the transformation the Basque Country has experienced over the past years and its potential to be replicated. Madariaga also encourages local governments to attend the
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