From training to advocacy, from Yakutsk to
Asuncion, we’ve had a busy year! Here are
some of the best bits…
WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE CITIES
AND INHABITANTS SAFER
The City Resilience Profiling Tool (CRPT) was officially launched this year!
With inputs from over 200 experts, after over 100 workshops and with the
support from over 50 supporting staff, volunteers and interns, we’re
confident the tool will save lives and make cities safer.
EACH ONE TEACH ONE…
BARCELONA AND MAPUTO
We continue to receive valuable support by the host city of
the Urban Resilience Programme. This year, Barcelona
supported us to implement the CRPT in Maputo with the
local government in the Mozambican capital. The Mayor of
Maputo told us how he hopes resilience will help his city
and why the support of Barcelona City Council and
UN-Habitat can help
HARNESSING POWER AND MITIGATING
RISKS RELATED TO WATER…
OUR WORK IN ASUNCIÓN
In the worlds of Mayor of Asunción, “one of the priorities for our cities established in the
working plan Asunción somos todos (We are all Asunción), is to increase and improve our
capacity to deal with disasters.” So far we have trained around 20 local government staff
and partners but that’s only the beginning.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
OUR TRAINING SESSIONS
A GROWING LOCAL COMMITMENT
TO THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES OF RISK
The Local and Regional Government Summit took place during the 5th
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction gathering in Cancun. With over
6,000 delegates from 190 countries taking part, we made new partners and
increased support for the Making Cities Resilient Campaign.
GLOBAL AGENDAS: SUPPORTING
CITIES TO IMPLEMENT LOCALLY
In 2017, the CRPT has been
fully aligned with mandates
and indicators of the SDGs, the
New Urban Agenda, the Paris
Agreement for Climate Change
and the Sendai Framework for
14,000 PEOPLE CONTEMPLATED
THE CONSEQUENCES OF SEA-LEVEL RISE
AND THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION.
The audio-visual production by renowned photo-journalist Kadir van Lohuizen ran from
February to March in Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site and explored the plight of people
permanently displaced as a result of the impact of a changing climate.
A FIESTA FOR
WORLD CITIES DAY
Over 4,000 people celebrated World Cities Day with us. We organized a
full week of activities with 14 workshops for kids and families, an Urban
Talk, a training and an open doors day at our office with the help of our
local partners in Barcelona. The public ‘city playlist’ was the soundtrack
to the day’s festivities on 31st October.
SMART CITIES ARE RESILIENT CITIES…
AND RESILIENT CITIES ARE SMART
The Smart City Expo World Congress brings the
latest urban innovation to Barcelona. This year, we
were there to call for smart cities that are resilient
and work for everyone.
WATCH THE UN-HABITAT STAND 'MAKING OF'
WE MADE SOME NEW FRIENDS
We signed agreements with governments, international
organizations, NGOs, civil society, academia and the private sector.
We opened new social media channel
From the team at the UN-Habitat Urban
Resilience Programme in Barcelona, we
look forward undertaking even more
ambitious projects with you in
With the support of