SC 6.7 Megacity transitions: towards justice with resilience

 Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Antwerp Room

Large cities are at the forefront in efforts to build resilience in the face of multiple, interlinked threats. This session presents results from TRUC, a Belmont Forum funded analysis of Kolkata, Lagos, London, New York, and Tokyo to determine how far dominant development trajectories constrain vision and practice for disaster risk management. Presentations from each city will be followed by open discussion. Practitioner viewpoints, especially those from other cities are welcome.

Organised by Mark Pelling, King’s College London, United Kingdom
William Solecki, City University of New York, USA
Partners Future Earth: coasts, Ireland
London Climate Change Partnership, United Kingdom
Chair Matthias Garschagen, United Nations University - Environment and Human Security, Germany
Rapporteur Joern Birkmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Presentations

Transformation and resilience in urban coasts
Mark Pelling, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Comparative risk assessment
Joern Birkmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Development-risk relationships
Matthias Garschagen, United Nations University, Germany

Lagos Julius Agboola, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Kolkata Priya Narayanan, Anna University, Bangladesh
New York Bill Solecki, City University of New York, USA
London Mark Pelling, King’s College London, United Kingdom

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