Advancing knowledge and inciting action in urban resilience

Building on the success of previous editions of Barcelona Resilience Week (2015 & 2016) that fostered dialogue between technical and political representatives, the 2018 edition will push forward action to achieve the vision for sustainable and resilient cities set out in the 2030 Agenda.

Barcelona Resilience Week (11th – 16th of November 2018) will create a common space to bring together partners and stakeholders from across the globe working on resilience, and advance awareness, knowledge and action. A variety of interactive sessions, workshops and dialogues will cover topics such as Climate Action and Resilience; Upgrading Informality Towards Resilience; Governance, Decentralization and Resilience; Social Resilience; and Humanitarian Urban Crises.

Image: Hanoi, Vietnam. Traffic on busy street. Simone D. McCourtie.

Activities and initiatives that make our cities more resilient and strengthen the development and humanitarian agendas from across the world will be showcased in Barcelona during this week. Key international actors, together with city representatives, governments, NGOs and innovators will discuss how they are addressing urban challenges to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, New Urban Agenda, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement during the week. The cities implementing DRR and resilience tools under the Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient initiative, financed by the European Commission DEVCO, will also be present to share the progress of their work.

The Smart City Expo World Congress and C40 Regional Meeting will be held in Barcelona during this week and will bring a wide array of profiles to the city and to the Barcelona Resilience Week dialogues.