Cities of today are faced with many problems – while they are smarter, they are still very vulnerable and fragile, particularly to the impacts of climate change. RESCCUE’s Pere Malgrat explains.
A planned climate-neutral housing development in Freiburg, Germany, has become the subject of a fierce city-wide debate. On 24 February 2019, the city’s 220,000 inhabitants will be asked to vote to decide whether the new Dietenbach district will go ahead. This looks set to be a defining moment for Germany’s poster-child of ecologically sustainable living.
Climate change cannot be considered a distant threat to future generations, but the most pressing and challenging issue for humanity today. UN-Habitat’s Esteban Leon describes the City Resilience Profiling Tool.
The BINGO family includes 20 Partners from six European countries and more than 70 participants – although the project closes in June 2019, the outputs and impact will live on. The BINGO family is very pleased to share the project results at ECCA 2019.
Cities are growing exponentially, while becoming smarter and more innovative. However, they are vulnerable to climate change impacts – the RESCCUE project aims to improve the capability of cities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage.
As the first to be hosted in southern Europe, the 4th ECCA brings researchers, policymakers and practitioners together to discuss advances in climate change adaptation, find solutions and inspire collective action to increase Europe’s resilience.