Resilient Cities 2013: 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

31-05-2013 to 02-06-2013, Bonn, Germany

Resilient Cities is an annual milestone event connecting local government leaders and climate adaptation experts to discuss adaptation challenges facing urban environments around the globe.

The 2013 congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Adaptation and resilience planning and policy making
  • Multi-stakeholder and community-based collaboration
  • Governance
  • Implementing specific adaptation solutions
  • Financing resilience
  • Urban Food Systems

Reasons to attend

Interact with authoritative experts and the audience to build bridges across the public and private sectors and fields of expertise.
Learn about groundbreaking topics.
Gain practical knowledge with the Resilient Cities practical case studies, such as the Reality Check Workshops.
Start new contacts and develop new partnerships at the congress venue, an ideal location that fosters networking opportunities


Over 500 participants and more than 30 partners are drawn from a wide array of backgrounds:

  • Mayors and Vice Mayors
  • Councillors, Commissioners and Governors
  • Chiefs of Sustainability Units
  • Heads of Policy Development
  • Directors of Urban Planning and Development
  • Disaster Risk and Emergency Managers
  • Resource and environmental development experts
  • Water and sanitation specialists
  • Global climate change and adaptation experts
  • Urban and regional planners
  • Technical Advisors
  • Consultants
  • Civil engineers
  • Senior finance analysts
  • Infrastructure and utilities managers
  • Academia: urban development, town planning and engineering
  • Private sector solutions providers
  • Development banks and financial institutions
  • International organizations
  • Municipal associations and networks
  • Universities
  • Think tanks


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries.