Twitter chat: What works in building sustainable and resilient cities

Over the last decade, natural disasters have affected more than 220 million people and caused economic damage of $100 billion per year globally. By 2030, without significant investment to make cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide three times that amount a year, and climate change may push millions of urban residents into poverty (UNHabitat, 2018).

To mark World Cities Day, IGC is hosting a Twitter chat on how cities can effectively build resilience to manage a wide range of challenges – from the effects of climate change, to growing migrant populations, to poor infrastructure. Experts will highlight what works in building sustainable and resilient cities because while local context is critical, there may be lessons that cities can learn from each other.

The digital event is a timely launch of the Cities that Work twitter handle @IGC_CtW, the new digital space to discuss cutting age research and policy for emerging country cities!

You can register here. You can also follow and join the conversation by using #WorldCitiesDay.

When: 14:00 – 15:00 GMT, 31 October 2018

Host

@The_IGC

Key Contributors

Rob McDonald @RobIMcDonald – Lead Scientist, Global Cities, The Nature Conservancy

Ammar Malik @MalikAmmar – Associate Director of Research at Harvard Kennedy School

Commonwealth Local Government Forum @CLGF_News

Yolisa Kani @YMashilwane – Head of Policy Uber, South Africa

Simon Gusah @lagos_resilient – Chief Resilience Officer Lagos

Amina Khan @Khan_ODI – Senior Research Officer, ODI

Gareth Morgan @gareth_morgan – Director of Resilience Cape Town

Gustavo Carvalho @Gusseig – Researcher at the Environmental Governance Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Oliver Harman @IGC_CtW  – Cities Economist, IGC