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.
State Counselor, Head of the Department for Sustainable Development of the Government
Chief Resilience Officer – Direttore della Direzione di Progetto ‘Città Resilienti’ at Comune di Milano
Director Smart Cities at Cegeka
Executive Director and Research Director Romania Green Building Council
President Smart City Association Brașov
Managing Director JLL Romania
Administrative Director at Deutsche Schule Bukarest
Remus Mihai Hirceaga
Partner Expense Reduction Analysts Europe
Director airport Brașov
Business Development Manager IULIUS
Senior Expert Urban Development World Bank
SUMP Coordinator Manager ADTPBI
President Romania Green Building Council (RoGBC)