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February 2018

Solutions for strategic adaptation planning in European cities

RESIN Stakeholder Dialogue
1 February 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Manchester, United Kingdom
Sackville Street Building, Manchester M1

This event will bring together city practitioners, critical infrastructure providers and experts on climate change adaptation and resilience in cities for a one-day event to make connections, exchange knowledge and plan for future collaboration on urban climate change adaptation.


The cities of Greater Manchester and Bratislava will open a dialogue with their peers from the cities of Burgas, Vilnius, Radom, Sfantu Gheorghe, Lahti, Newcastle, Reykjavik, Ghent and Nijmegen to explore possible solutions to the challenges and stresses the cities are currently facing as a result of climate change, particularly in light of the resilience of critical infrastructures.


Hear how your organisation can more easily and effectively make decisions to build resilience and adapt to climate change as part of a coordinated framework, with the help of a new suite of decision-support tools co-developed by cities and researchers.


Meet local government representatives and researchers working together for resilient infrastructure across Europe. Hear about approaches to building city resilience in countries such as Belgium, Finland, Poland, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, The Netherlands and the UK. Consider how, with their vital role on the frontline of adaptation, Cities across Europe can shape, learn and drive transferable solutions to climate challenges. Learn more about the practical tools currently under development which can help them now and in the future in guiding the identification of risks, assessment of their interdependencies and impacts, and selection of effective adaptation solutions. Find out how these can benefit your organisation.


 


Registration is open now at http://www.resin-cities.eu/events/stakeholder-dialogue. Registration closes 19 January 2018.


Regional Workshop: Southern Europe

Guiding local resilience planning in European cities
8 February 2018, 10:00 - 15:00
29018 Málaga, Spain
Camino de la Desviación
The Smart Mature Resilience project has developed a European Resilience Management Guideline for resilience-building in cities, with a particular focus on the three challenges of climate change, critical infrastructure and social dynamics. This guideline is supported by five tools: the Resilience Maturity Model, Resilience Information Portal, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire, City Resilience Dynamics Model and Resilience Building Policies. The tools are now available for the cities to use. SMR is holding four regional workshops to share these tools with the project's group of Tier 3 cities as well as new "Tier 4" cities.

The Southern Europe Regional Workshop will take place in the Tier 3 city of Malaga and is aimed at cities from Andalusia and southern Spain, who will join the Tier 4 group of cities. The workshop will focus on the uptake of SMR tools for tackling relevant hazards for Spain and Southern Europe. Training will be delivered on the Resilience Maturity Model, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire and City Resilience Dynamics Tool and collective feedback will be gathered on the European Resilience Management Guideline.

Strategic planning tools for urban resilience: city-to-city exchange on local resilience planning

World Urban Forum
9 February 2018, 11:00 - 14:00
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

On 9 February (11:00-14:00 UTC),ICLEI Europe will hold a training session for cities at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur on building resilience in cities.


The resilience-building process at the local level requires skills and methodologies that are often not at hand in city administrations. In order to enhance cities’ capacity to resist, absorb and recover from the effects of climate change, the EU-funded project Smart Mature Resilience is developing standardized approaches and tools to support the design of climate adaptation and resilience strategies.


The training event will present the tools developed by the project, discuss how these contribute to the overall resilience building process and how they feed into an integrated management system for resilience planning that can be transferred to the local context of other cities, regions and countries.


For more information about the SMR project, click here.

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Regional Workshop: Scandinavia

Guiding local resilience planning in European cities
13 February 2018, 09:00 - 14:00
4611 Kristiansand, Norway
Kristiansand City Hall, Rådhusgata 24
The Smart Mature Resilience project has developed a European Resilience Management Guideline for resilience-building in cities, with a particular focus on the three challenges of climate change, critical infrastructure and social dynamics. This guideline is supported by five tools: the Resilience Maturity Model, Resilience Information Portal, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire, City Resilience Dynamics Model and Resilience Building Policies. The tools are now available for the cities to use. SMR is holding four regional workshops to share these tools with the project's group of Tier 3 cities as well as new "Tier 4" cities.

The regional workshop for Scandinavian cities will be held in Kristiansand and will focus on the uptake of SMR tools for tackling relevant hazards for Scandinavia/Northern Europe, water management, extreme flooding events and failure of critical infrastructure. Training will be delivered on the SMR tools and collective feedback will be gathered on the European Resilience Management Guideline,

The event is aimed at cities from Scandinavia and from the Tier 2 and Tier 3 groups of SMR and further Scandinavian cities with a view to potentially joining the SMR Tier 4.

Confirmed cities so far include Kristiansand, Vejle, Oslo, Stavanger and Malmö.

Regional Workshop: Central Europe + Standardization Workshop

Guiding local resilience planning in European cities
15 February 2018, 10:00 - 16:30
10787 Berlin, Germany
DIN e.V. premises, Burggrafenstraße 6
The Smart Mature Resilience project has developed a European Resilience Management Guideline for resilience-building in cities, with a particular focus on the three challenges of climate change, critical infrastructure and social dynamics. This guideline is supported by five tools: the Resilience Maturity Model, Resilience Information Portal, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire, City Resilience Dynamics Model and Resilience Building Policies. The tools are now available for the cities to use. SMR is holding four regional workshops to share these tools with the project's group of Tier 3 cities as well as new "Tier 4" cities.

The Central Europe Regional Workshop will take place in Berlin and will focus on the uptake of SMR tools for tackling relevant hazards for Central Europe, namely extreme weather events, failure of infrastructure, storms and flooding, getting collective feedback on the European Resilience Management Guideline and reinforcing city-to-city collaboration through co-creation activities on resilience. The workshop is aimed at participants from the Tier 2 and Tier 3 groups of SMR + further Central European cities with the view to potential new members of the SMR Tier 4. The workshop will be combined with a Standardization workshop organised by German standardization institute DIN on CEN Workshop 92 City Resilience Development: Operational Guidance.

Regional Workshop: Southeastern Europe

Guiding local resilience planning in European cities
28 February 2018, 10 - 17:00
Athina 118 54, Greece
Serafio, Pireos 121
The Smart Mature Resilience project has developed a European Resilience Management Guideline for resilience-building in cities, with a particular focus on the three challenges of climate change, critical infrastructure and social dynamics. This guideline is supported by five tools: the Resilience Maturity Model, Resilience Information Portal, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire, City Resilience Dynamics Model and Resilience Building Policies. The tools are now available for the cities to use. SMR is holding four regional workshops to share these tools with the project's group of Tier 3 cities as well as new "Tier 4" cities.

The Southeastern Europe Regional Workshop will take place in the Tier 3 city of Athens and will focus on the uptake of SMR tools for tackling heat waves and the Urban Heat Island effect in Greek cities and for the implementation of the Resilient Athens 2030 strategy, reinforcing city-to-city collaboration through co-creation activities on resilience and getting collective feedback on the European Resilience Management. The event is aimed at adjacent and neighboring municipalities to Athens and further Greek cities, with a view to potentially joining the SMR Tier 4.

To register, please contact vasileios.latinos@iclei.org.

March 2018

27th Breakfast at Sustainability's

Boosting local progress in city resilience development - SMR Stakeholder Workshop
7 March 2018, 09:30 - 14:00
Brussels, Belgium
Basque Country EU-Office, Rue des Deux Eglises, 27 1000 Brussels

The Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) project will hold a Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels (Belgium) on 7 March 2018, 09.30-14.00, as part of the activities of the Tier 3 programme. The event will be held as part of ICLEI's Breakfast at Sustainability's series.


Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) is Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions. The small, informal meetings are moderated by representatives of regional and local governments. Topics covered are related to sustainable community developments that are essential to public authorities.


In attendance will be the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the SMR project, SMR project research partners and European and international policymakers and influential voices in the sector of city resilience. The SMR Tier 1 cities are: Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain), Glasgow (United Kingdom) and Kristiansand (Norway); Tier 2 are Bristol (United Kingdom), Riga (Latvia), Rome (Italy) and Vejle (Denmark) and Tier 3 are Amman (Jordan), Athens (Greece), Greater Manchester (United Kingdom), Malaga (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Münster (Germany), Rekjavik (Iceland), Stirling (United Kingdom) and Thessaloniki (Greece).


This event will be open to further cities, to form the final circle of Tier 4 cities.


For information on the event, please contact clara.grimes@iclei.org. To register, click here.


April 2018

Critical Infrastructure Resilience 2018

10 April 2018, 09:00 - 17:00
Brussels, Belgium
Convent Garden 2, Place Rogier 16

A one-day event will be held to share the results of the European-funded projects working on the topics of critical infrastructure resilience and city resilience. The projects involved are Smart Mature Resilience, Resolute, RESILENS, DARWIN, IMPROVER and Smart Resilience.


The event is aimed at European-level policymakers, researchers and critical infrastructure practitioners.


For more information, please contact clara.grimes@iclei.org.

Smart Mature Resilience, DARWIN, RESILENS, IMPROVER, RESOLUTE


SMR City Resilience Conference

24 April 2018, - 18:00
Bonn, Germany
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut

The final event for the cities of the Smart Mature Resilience project will take place on 24 April 2018, back to back with Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities. The event will bring together the four tiers of the Smart Mature Resilience project.


The programme will open with a networking lunch. A city roundtable will include; Towards a European Resilience Management Guideline – lessons learnt, challenges and outlook: Jose M. Sarriegi, Project Coordinator, TECNUN; Co-creation approaches to resilience planning: Lessons from the SMR pilot implementation: Vasileios Latinos, Officer, Sustainable Resources, Climate and Resilience, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability; Shared insights on boosting local progress for resilience – how the cities made use of the SMR knowledge to further building local resilience: Pierluigi Potenza, City of Rome (Italy), Judith Moreno, City of San Sebastian (Spain), Silje Solvang, City of Kristiansand (Norway).


Following the roundtable, facilitated in-depth discussions will be held in smaller groups, building on city experiences and their lessons learned and building on relevant questions. Speakers: Enrico Ponte, Risk and Resilience Expert, Geoadaptive, City of Turin (Italy); Marco Cardinaletti, Project Manager, Region of Emilia-Romagna (Italy); Helena Perxacs Motgé, City of Barcelona (Spain).


Finally, representatives of DIN will provide an overview of standardization activities within the SMR project.

ICLEI Europe


Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities

25 April 2018
Bonn, Germany
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68 D-53175, Bonn

The fifth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together key adaptation actors from different organisations: cities and city networks, regional and national governments, researchers, adaptation experts and European representatives.


This year’s Open European Day will build on last year's addition of interactive workshops around key themes. These will be organised by cities, where they will share their local governments’ experience in depth or by relevant institutions that support cities through programmes and initiatives.


Themes will include adaptation, resilience and cultural heritage, looking for the first time into the intersection of adaptation and culture. The OED Marketplace will return following the success of the format at the third Open European Day, providing a space for participants to network and brainstorm.


The Open European Day is organised by ICLEI Europe and the European Environment Agency, co-organised by the RESIN project, Smart Mature Resilience and PLACARD, supported by the European Commission, Ramboll and the European Investment Bank, and endorsed by the LIFE programme, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Climate-KIC, the European Capital of Innovation, Climate-Fit City, the European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf Award.


Registration for the event is open on the OED website: register for the OED here.


The conference report for the 4th OED is now available online.


For further information, visit the Open European Day website.

ICLEI Europe, European Environment Agency

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.