2019 Urban Resilience Summit

From July 8-11, 2019, urban resilience leaders from cities around the world will gather in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to share ideas and innovations, celebrate the accomplishments of our global community, and chart the course for the future of urban resilience.

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Here’s how we’ll spend the week in Rotterdam:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM CEST | Welcome and Opening Plenaries

Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer of Rotterdam, and Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities welcome Summit participants.

Dana Omran, Managing Director, Africa for 100 Resilient Cities will moderate a conversation with city leaders on lessons learned on championing urban resilience in their cities.

  • Kirk Caldwell, Mayor, Honolulu, United States of America
  • Lianne Dalziel, Mayor, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, Calgary, Canada
  • Craig Kesson, Executive Director, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dana Omran, Managing Director, Africa, 100 Resilient Cities (Moderator)

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1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST | Cohort Networking Sessions: Chief Resilience Officers, resilience team members, partner delegates, and other city delegates will participate in networking sessions to share knowledge and insights with their resilience colleagues from around the world.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CEST | Rotterdam and The Hague’s Resilience Journey: Pauline Krikke, Mayor of The Hague, Anne-Marie Hitipeuw, Chief Resilience Officer of The Hague, and Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer of Rotterdam, will share their cities’ resilience stories and introduce a series of immersive field visits around Rotterdam and the greater region.

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10 AM – 5 PM CEST | Living Laboratories: From examining Rotterdam’s coastal risks and resilience efforts to exploring resilient food systems, from production to consumption, participants will embark on 12 Living Labs around Rotterdam to learn about not only successful resilience solutions, but also the challenges member cities face in implementing projects on the ground.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM CEST | Thematic Working Sessions: Summit participants go deeper into core thematic areas through longer focused workshop sessions, from exploring water resilience to urban infrastructure to cybersecurity and resilience.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM CEST | Collective Action Hubs: Network members participate in a open session to self-organize around topics of most interest and value to them so they can continue to take the resilience-building work forward.