Skip to Content

This website uses Cookies you can control them from this page: Cookies Page

Functionality Cookies Performance Cookies Targeting Cookies
FoSS and ESRC logos

Building resilience with equity - Perspectives from cities and neighbourhoods in the Global South

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

The event is an online 90-minute panel discussion. Speakers will present urban resilience strategies implemented in different cities and lessons learnt from these experiences. This will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session. 

What’s it about?

The panel discussion will highlight the value of multidimensional approaches to urban resilience. The main goal is to discuss strategies that integrate environmental responses to climate change with social and economic dimensions of vulnerability. Specific event goals are:

• Promote dialogue between international, national and local stakeholders to identify effective multidimensional strategies to promote urban resilience

• Amplify the voices of local communities and ensure their representation in resilience debates

• Disseminate new research produced by SHLC in order inform and improve sustainable urban development policies and practices

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about initiatives to strengthen resilience implemented in different cities and lessons emerging from these experiences. They will also have access to SHLC research and its novel neighbourhood focus.

Who’s leading the event?

The event will be led by the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). UN-Habitat will chair the panel discussion. Speakers will include:

Craig Kesson - Executive Director of Corporate Services, Chief Resilience Officer (South Africa)  

Kunal Kumar Joint Secretary and Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation (India)  

Rev. Fr. Norman Jesus “Fr. Japs” C. Apun Administrator of Jaime Cardinal Sin Village, Sta Ana (Philippines)  

Remy Sietchiping (Chair) – Chief Policy, Legislation and Governance Section at UN-Habitat (Kenya)  

Shilpi Roy - CO-Investigator and In-Country Lead Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), Associate Professor Khulna University (Bangladesh) 

Sheela Patel (TBC) –  Director of Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (India)  

Open to

Attendance will be open to anyone interested in the topic.

Of particular interest to

The target audiences are policy makers and practitioners working in sustainable urban development as well as community organizations representing groups most vulnerable to climate change.

Other events from University of Glasgow