Rockefeller Urban Resilience Summit: Building More Robust and Resilient Cities is Key

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“Everything we do has to be sustainable.” Bindu Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

“Economic resilience remains a big challenge for us.” Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National
Development, Singapore

“The gap in infrastructure financing remains huge, with US$7trn needed in ASEAN alone.” Thongchie Shang, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Co

Building more robust and resilient cities is key — this was the subject of the Urban Resilience Summit held by the Rockefeller Foundation in Singapore on 3 December 2014. The event initiated a discussion on building the resilience of cities and urban systems to a range of unpredictable shocks and stresses. It brought together Asia’s most influential leaders from the business sector, governments, donors and renowned experts into a dialogue on the environmental, economic and infrastructural stresses cities have and will increasingly face. The participants shared practical experiences, and the discussion focused on advancing concrete solutions to help businesses and communities realize a resilience dividend together.

CDIA works closely with the Rockefeller Foundation to improve climate resilience in vulnerable Asian cities.

For the full story, read the Urban Resilience Summit_Executive Summary_December2014

Click here for links to videos capturing all Summit sessions. For other materials, including the results of a survey on private sector perceptions of urban climate change risk and two case studies, click here.

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