Evaluating the Resilience of Cities: The Role of Measurements and Indicators
a MAS Global Network Webinar Series webinar

Tuesday, February 10th, 10:00 AM EST (NYC) / 4:00 PM CET (Paris) / 6:00 PM EAT (Nairobi)

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Building more resilient and prosperous cities is one of the greatest challenges facing our world today. Urban planners, architects, policy makers, and citizens are striving to promote the physical, ecological, economic, and social resilience of cities that also foster innovation, livability, and social justice.  What are the standards by which urban resilience should be evaluated? Are we clear on what the baselines are and on how improvements can be identified and quantified?  What indicators do we currently use, and are they sufficient? Presenters include:

  • Eugenie Birch – UPenn Co-Director for Urban Research and Chair of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Campaign (Moderator)
  • Eduardo Moreno – Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-HABITAT
  • Monica Brezzi – Head of Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit, OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
  • Garima Jain – Senior Associate, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

We want a country in which:

  • public, private and social sectors are engaged in active efforts to close the gap between the socioeconomic wellbeing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
  • the public sector, private investors and philanthropists separately and collaboratively deploy financial capital to create positive social and environmental impact
  • social innovation is an integral part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem, enabling civic institutions to co-create policies, initiatives and programs that enable citizens to contribute a diversity of skills and perspectives to Canadian society
  • public, private and civil society sectors act collaboratively and courageously to advance human thriving and address shared challenges
  • humans’ social and economic footprint is in balance with the natural ecosystems that sustain life.