Cities & Regions at the Congress

“The challenge is not to look for simple answers from elsewhere; context is crucial… Networks of cities are crucial for sharing information”

David Simon, Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Gothenburg, Sweden

Resilient planning and networking

As the global platform for Urban Resilience and Adaptation, the Resilient Cities Congress provides local governments a great opportunity to connect, learn and be inspired by the broad array of knowledge on offer while contributing their own experiences in exchange. The congress connects local leaders and practitioners to a multifaceted community of experts, hosting multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder discussions on the latest research, tools, methodologies, and case studies that encourage innovation and integrated  approaches.

Cities and Regions at the Congress 2018

The Resilient Cities Congress 2018 welcomes various local and sub-national government representatives this year, including:


Gitega (Burundi); Cape Coast (Ghana); Ilha de Moçambique, Maputo, Mocimboa da Praia, Nacala Porto, Palma District, Pemba, Quelimane (Mozambique); Durban, eThekwini Municipality/Durban, uMhlathuze (South Africa)


Seoul (Republic of Korea); Cauayan, Quezon City, Santa Rosa, Tublay, Zamboanga (Philippines); Jakarta (Indonesia); Bangkok (Thailand)


Copenhagen (Denmark); Helsinki, Turku (Finland); Bonn, Bremen (Germany); Bologna, Rome, Emilia Romagna (Italy); Oslo (Norway); Guimarães (Portugal); Bratislava (Slovak Republic); Göteborg (Sweden); Istanbul (Turkey); Greater Manchester Combined Authority (UK)

Latin America & Caribbean

Quito (Ecuador); Callao, Comas, Independencia, La Punta, Lima, Santa Anita, San Borja, San Isidro, San Martín de Porres (Peru)

North America

Bloomington, Pittsburgh, State of Louisiana (USA)


Melbourne (Australia); Lautoka, Nadi, Suva (Fiji)

Have a look at the exciting Cities and Regions in Focussessions, where Mozambican and Peruvian Municipalities share their experience in dedicated Sessions and Lousiana State (US) hosts a panel on Loss&Damage. Resilient Cities also features a Reality Check Workshop organized with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

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