Building Sustainable&Resilient Cities

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With over half of the population living in urban areas and the numbers increasing daily, cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges.

By 2050, 70% of global population will live in cities. 60% of new urban settlements are yet to be built, representing a huge opportunity for building resilient cities.

A Resilient City assesses, plans and acts to prepare and respond to hazards—natural and human-made, sudden and slow-onset, expected and unexpected—in order to protect and enhance people’s live, secure development gains, foster an environment for investment, and drive positive change.

Major challenges to resilience include economic, environmental, cultural, civic and disaster mitigation and recovery.

Sustainable and resilient urban development cannot be achieved or sustained without mitigation and adaptation measures, such as water recycling, water and energy sensitive urban and building design, sustainable urban planning of city extensions, financial and planning tools for risk management and awareness campaigns for behavioral change.

Unplanned cities are more vulnerable to shocks as they often have to cope with pre-existing stresses. Urban systems are complex and interdependent.


László Borbély

State Counselor, Head of the Department for Sustainable Development of the Government

Piero Pelizzaro

Chief Resilience Officer – Direttore della Direzione di Progetto ‘Città Resilienti’ at Comune di Milano

 Benny Schaeken

Director Smart Cities at Cegeka


Andrei Ungur

State Secretary Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration

Cristian Macedonschi

President Smart City Association Brașov

Silviana Badea

Managing Director JLL Romania


 Codruța Ilovan

Administrative Director at Deutsche Schule Bukarest

Grațian Mihăilescu

Founder UrbanizeHub

Remus Mihai Hirceaga

Partner Expense Reduction Analysts Europe

 Alexandru Anghel

Director airport Brașov 

 Raluca Munteanu

Business Development Manager IULIUS

Marius Cristea

Senior Expert Urban Development World Bank

Geanina Suditu

SUMP Coordinator Manager ADTPBI

Cornel Pieptea

Consilier Presedinte Consiliul Judetean Ilfov

Stefan Roșeanu

Consilier TPBI -Project Manager Tren Metropolitan Bucuresti-Ilfov

Tudor Măcicășan

Consilier al Primarului General al Municipiului Bucuresti


Andrei Botiș

President Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC)



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