Jerry Velasquez, UNISDR

Resilience is about people, not technocrats

How to translate resilience theory into actions within urban contexts? This was the main question addressed by Resilient Cities 2016 first Subplenary on “Advancing global frameworks through local action”, which took place on 6 July at 2.30 pm. Matthias Garschagen, Head of Vulnerability Assessment at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security 

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“Transformative optimism” towards a resilient world

“Transformative optimism” underlies the actions that local and subnational governments are taking to build a low-carbon and resilient world. It also describes the dedication among national governments that has led to significant advancements in global sustainability policy in recent years. This morning, at the opening plenary of Resilient Cities 2016, Ashok Sridharan, Lord Mayor of Bonn 

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