Conference: Urban resilience in a context of climate change
[October 20 – 21] Nature-based solutions developed by URBiNAT Consortium members IAAC (Barcelona) will be presented during this year’s RESCCUE conference: ” URBAN RESILIENCE TO COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE”. This online meeting, open and free of charge, will bring together different actors from academia, administrations, companies and local communities to exchange knowledge and share challenges and solutions in cities, with a special focus on European urban areas.
About the Conference
We already live in a world of cities, and that trend is expected to continue. While cities are becoming smarter, they can still be very vulnerable and fragile, with basic services failing when different kinds of impacts occur.
Climate change is adding pressures and uncertainties for the economy, the environment and the society in general. In urban areas, climate change may affect urban services, such as water or energy supply. Urban resilience refers to reducing risks and damages from disasters and to the ability to quickly bounce back to a stable state.
In this context, the Urban Resilience in a context of Climate Change (URCC) conference will be held online in October 2020. Organised in the framework of RESCCUE, Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, this event aims to bring together different actors from academia, administrations, businesses and local communities to discuss multiple aspects of urban resilience and climate change.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present. As part of the URBiNAT project IAAC is contributing to the development of the URBiNAT NBS Catalogue. Digital tools and related NBS, including the Super Barrio app and the Ceramic Green Wall, have been customised and developed by IAAC for the URBiNAT project.