Today’s congress attendees, armed with laptops, tablets and smartphones, look different than the Resilient Cities attendees of the last 10 years. They’re no longer sitting quietly taking notes during presentations. They are using new tools to connect the conversations around resilience with others in and outside the room.
Thursday’s main tracks focused on fundamental topics in resilience that are not as commonly explored: resilient food systems and financing resilient implementation.
— Gillian Dick (@gilliannd) June 27, 2019
How significant will #greenbonds be in funding sustainable urban development? Mauro Crisafulli looks at this new catalyst for #climate finance at #ResilientCities 2019 #MoodysESG @ICLEI_ResCities https://t.co/L1BXzfnFK5 pic.twitter.com/XEdaBCGycx
— Moody's Investors Service (@MoodysInvSvc) June 27, 2019
The #ResilientCities community welcomed city leaders and officials, private companies and indigenous NGO workers to the venue once again, dealing with finance and food.
Very inspiring stories from Denver and Baltimore on how both cities are tackling #FoodWaste. 40% of food grown in the US is wasted – equivalent to 20% of all cropland, water and fertilizer in the country and emitting GHG emissions equivalent to 37 million cars? #ResilientCities pic.twitter.com/fqiTLHdWzC
— Charlotte Flechet (@CFlechet) June 27, 2019
The new direction of projects that the @adaptationfund will finance in the future. More local, more innovation, pure adaptation, scale. This is good news #climatefinance @ICLEI_ResCities pic.twitter.com/Vih910k9Q9
— Alis Daniela Torres (@alisdaniela) June 27, 2019
Some of the top mentions according to the Twittersphere deal with the diversity and balance of our panels, sessions and workshops – highlighting that cities are not a homogeneous group, gender, societal, economic, cultural and geographical differences must be taken into consideration when dealing with resilience and climate adaptation.
Extremely inspired by this all-women panel at #ResilientCities. Learning about #Denver–#Baltimore food systems resilience, incl importance of balancing professional terminology vs. getting people excited out in city streets. Wow!!! Take note: @WWFCities @annarichert @SHoynalanmaa pic.twitter.com/QB7u9KuVUX
— Jennifer Lenhart (@jenn_lenhart) June 27, 2019
A key takeaway from the @AmareProjectEU session at #resilientcities non-native peoples within cities are not an homogenous group. These cultural differences and levels of vulnerability within non-native groups need to be considered in planning for emergency situations.
— Michelle du Toit (@mdutoit74) June 27, 2019
Interesting discussions in the Multicultural Approaches to Resilience session! I have one thing to add on the wishlist for the next year's #ResilientCities : to have a follow-up on the @AmareProjectEU with people from migratory background analysing success stories from the cities pic.twitter.com/WugUpV9KMK
— Maaria Parry (@MaariaHai) June 27, 2019
Here’s our top tweet of the day – what do you think about it?
"We need a Paris moment for biodiversity," said Councillor @cathyoke First Vice President @ICLEI speaking at #ResilientCities 2019 on resilience action in Melbourne #biodiversity @ICLEI_ResCities. pic.twitter.com/XtzLSjpGyg
— ICLEI (@ICLEI) June 27, 2019
This post is based on the hashtag #ResilientCities during the Resilient Cities Congress 2019.