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 online in October 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.

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  • 2

    Plenary sessions

  • 80 +

    Oral presentations

  • 1

    side event in Barcelona



    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

    Target audiences


    Research institutions


    Local administrations




    Central and regional administration bodies




    Public service operators

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    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.


    A multisectorial approach, a key advantage of RESCCUE

    The RESCCUE perspective is a holistic one, which focuses rather on the interconnections than on separate city units of the urban infrastructure networks.


    3 cities, 3 different challenges

    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.




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    RESCCUE organises the URCC Conference