Managing Urban Development and Climate Change: Strategies and Collaborative Action for Resilient Cities (17-21 June 2019)

1790.00 EUR


Date: 17-21 June 2019 

Training fee: 1790 EURO  

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training, the participants will

  • understand resilience and vulnerability in the context of the development of cities and metropolitan regions
  • have learned about the role of urban governance in strengthening urban resilience
  • understand adaption planning in the context of high urbanisation rates and increasing urban informality
  • be introduced to financing mechanisms for local or municipal climate adaption actions
  • have learned about the role of local governments in future international climate governance processes
  • have learned how to plan and implement resilient urban infrastructure

Learning topics



Module 1: Relevance of resilience for cities in a changing climate


Setting the stage: The concept of resilience and its relevance for urban development


Challenges for experts and advisors working on resilient urban development

Module 2: A governance perspective on resilient cities and climate change


Functions, roles and mandates of public institutions in urban resilience


Processes, driving actors and stakeholders in the partner system

Module 3: Mainstreaming resilience action in planning and implementation at local level


Urban Vulnerability Assessments


Resilience in urban planning: The climate proofing tool


Priority setting for urban resilience action


Planning and building resilient urban infrastructure

Module 4: Targeted Investments in Urban Resilience


Managing Flood Risk in Cities


Local Early Warning Systems

Module 5: Access to finance for resilient urban development


Improving access to finance for resilience action at local level

Module 6: The way forward


Participants’ Road Map & Peer to Peer advice

Training approach

The training provides a combination of presentations by experts and practitioners, and interactive, case-oriented exercises, which are based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’. Most of the core learning is delivered through case analysis, including good practice examples in Germany, role-play exercises and action learning elements. Each session is highly interactive and participants are encouraged to use their own knowledge and expertise to enrich the course. The exchange amongst participants and peer-to-peer learning is a central element of the training.

A site-visit to a best-practice example from Thailand will enhance the practical learning experience.

Who should attend this training?

  • Development practitioners from public and private organizations or training institutions who carry out or support partners in the area of resilient urban development in the context of climate change 
  • Institutions such as ministries, agencies and other government bodies responsible for implementing actions to make their city resilient in a changing climate are also invited to participate.

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