Cities: Drivers of development - drivers of risk

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Date: 15 May 2012

Location: Bonn (Germany)

Venue: Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3

Languages: English

  • Description

  • The panel discussion "Cities: drivers of development - drivers of risk?" will address drivers of development and risk as well as potential disaster risk management strategies towards natural hazards in urban areas with a special focus on flooding.

    The panelists will address the following questions:

    • What are drivers for development and risk?
    • Will it be possible to avoid a further increase of disaster risk?
    • What are the main effects of upcoming global changes on development and risk?
    • Is there a blueprint for resilient city development?
    • Are changes in severity and frequency of extreme events a major driver of risk or do vulnerability factors, such as informal settlements, play a more important role in this context?
    • Compared to other hazards, why is the role of urban flooding so important in this context?
    • What are best practice disaster risk management strategies for urban flooding?
    • What are important constraints of existing approaches?
    • How should guidelines for vulnerability assessment of different social groups and critical infrastructures be designed?

  • How to register

  • Registration, while not required, helps in the organization of the event and the catering. If you are planning to attend, send an e-mail to the organizers ( including your name, organization, e-mail address and confirmation of attendance.