URCC: You are climate change
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 in Barcelona, Spain, on 9-10 March 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.
Hazard and risk assessment of key and critical urban services
Climate risk management and resilience in urban areas
From climate data to climate services
Forecasting, monitoring, real-time control and decision support
Adaptation strategies and nature-based solutions to improve resilience
Institutions, governance, regulations and planning
Financing for resilience and climate change adaptation
Citizens engagement and social justice
Innovation, capacity building, communication and data-sharing
Co-production of knowledge, solutions and services
Risk and challenges to public health
Central and regional administration bodies
Public service operators
With a programme full of sessions, workshops, visits and discussions, the URCC conference will be a space to exchange knowledge, to present excellence on Research & Innovation for urban resilience and climate change and to discuss key challenges and solutions in cities, with special focus on European urban areas.
Sant Pau is the world’s largest Art Nouveau Site and one of the outstanding landmarks of Barcelona’s heritage and culture.
Today the Art Nouveau Site is home to leading institutions in the fields of sustainability, health and education, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has set up the international headquarters of its City Resilience Profiling Programme in the Sant Leopold Pavilion.
Address Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167. 08025, Barcelona.
Closest metro is Sant Pau dos de maig (line 5) or Sagrada Família (line 2 and 5)
The RESCCUE project
RESCCUE (RESilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban arEas—a multisectorial approach focusing on water) is Europe’s first large-scale innovation and urban resilience project, aimed to improve the capability of cities to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant climate-change related threats with minimum damage.
The RESCCUE perspective is a holistic one, which focuses rather on the interconnections than on separate city units of the urban infrastructure networks. To interconnect the several sectorial models, the project takes advantage of the existent HAZUR tool and methodology.
The models and tools developed within RESCCUE to analyse urban resilience based on a multisectorial approach are being validated in three different cities, carefully selected by their representativeness of the European diversity in terms of climate type and city characteristics: Barcelona, Lisbon and Bristol.
RESCCUE organises the URCC Conference