Global Urban Resilience Conference Report

The inaugural Global Urban Resilience Conference brought together leading global experts and thought leaders to hold a series of wide-ranging discussions exploring the opportunities and challenges that we face in 2024 and beyond. It served as a platform for discussion on tackling modern wicked problems and the evolving nature of urban resilience in the 21st century.

We are excited to have begun work on our Global Urban Resilience Project, which will offer a framework for academic research and policy-development that can help stakeholders from around the world model, prepare for and engage with the critical challenges that we will be facing in the coming years, and provide a more serious response to the many crises our cities are facing globally.

The conference was held to allow for a meaningful discussion around the challenges we’re facing today on both the global and the local level, in order to create safety and security in our urban environments. Urban resilience is a problem that should be at the top of the list for everybody involved in any aspect of city planning and management, and the simple truth is that we are not paying enough attention to it. The CSWP has committed itself over the next 18 months to this project, in the hope that through cooperation and dialogue we can establish a framework that can support the development of a range of innovative solution that will have relevance, value and applicability to the full range of challenges that we are currently facing.

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