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Building resilience to floods and sea level rise

BC fires

State of emergency in British Columbia: nearly 16,000 people displaced and another 11,000 under evacuation alert. Source:

UNESCO and World Bank collaborate on Culture, Urban Development, and Resilience

“Culture and a people-centered approach are central to building the urban future we want and ensuring sustainable development. This renewed commitment by a long-standing UNESCO-World Bank partnership brings to the forefront of the global discussion the critical role that culture plays in supporting countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda” declared Irina Bokova.

In a context where two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050, the signing of this MoU takes on board the urban dimension…


Building resilience to floods and sea level rise

The third event in a series designed to spark bold thinking for the red zone’s future features Kristina Hill speaking about her recent work in the San Francisco Bay Area – a region that, like Christchurch, is challenged by a rising water table in a seismic zone.

Hill is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley. Her current focus is resilience in the changing global environment.

“Resilience often means adaptation to new conditions, such as…





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